Faculty and professional staff job openings at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism are posted here. For more information and to apply, visit the University of Maryland jobs website. You can learn about adjunct teaching opportunities here.
Title: Associate Professor
Application Due: 12/15/2017, for best consideration
The Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the College of Information Studies (Maryland’s iSchool) at the University of Maryland, College Park, invite applications for a tenure-track/tenured position in computational journalism at the assistant or associate professor level. This will be a joint position with the College of Journalism and the iSchool, with the tenure home in the College of Journalism.
The successful candidate will teach in both colleges at the undergraduate and graduate level, and will have a research agenda of interest to both schools. The successful candidate will have a passion for journalism and the watchdog role it should play in a democratic society. Research and teaching topics of interest to both schools include data analytics as applied to journalism and/or social media; fairness, accountability and transparency in algorithms; news automation; audience analytics and engagement, including those illuminating trends in politics, society or sports; data visualization; social networks; and/or digital innovation. The successful candidate will be expected to have an active research agenda and to seek external funding for research.
In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to advise and mentor graduate students on doctoral dissertations, master’s projects and other scholarly initiatives. All tenured and tenure-track faculty at Maryland are expected to be active in service both inside and outside the university.
The University of Maryland, College Park, located inside the Washington, D.C., Beltway nine miles from the White House, is Maryland’s flagship research university and a land grant institution. It is committed to rigorous research, quality teaching and informed public service. The College of Journalism and the iSchool are deeply committed to equity and excellence, embrace a broad range of theoretical and methodological orientations, and value collaborative research, including with faculty across program divisions and specializations. Applications from candidates in a wide range of disciplines will be welcome.
The successful candidate will be expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.