Visible to the public Open Rank Faculty position in socio-technical cybersecurity at the University of Maryland College of Information StudiesConflict Detection Enabled

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University of Maryland College of Information Studies

Open Rank Tenure / Tenure-Track Faculty (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor)

Best Consideration Date: 1/4/2019

To Apply:

A socio-technical approach to cybersecurity recognizes that to protect our information and critical infrastructure we must consider human, social, organizational, economic, institutional, and technical factors, as well as the complex interactions among them. Creating, maintaining, operating infrastructural systems that are resilient in the face of threats that include malicious attacks, random vandalism, natural disasters, and information warfare necessarily requires fundamental advances in our understanding of the socio-technical aspects of cybersecurity.

The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (Maryland's iSchool), invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor or Professor position in socio-technical aspects of cybersecurity. The successful candidate will engage in an active program of high-impact research; provide research advising to students at all levels; develop courses and teach in the College's undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree programs; and engage in service to the profession and shared governance within the university.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in research and teaching related to

socio-technical aspects of cybersecurity. Within this broad domain are a wide range of specific topics, methodological approaches, theoretical perspectives, and disciplines. We welcome applications from scholars interested in any socio-technical aspect of cybersecurity who are working with research grounded in theory, rooted in empirical methods, and producing broadly applicable and transferable results that augment policy, knowledge, and practice.

We seek exceptional candidates with high quality research and publication records in interdisciplinary fields that include or blend social and behavioral sciences, economics, science and technology studies, law, computer science, informatics, information systems, and/or computer science. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required at the time of appointment.

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and a myriad of research entities is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the world.

The university's College of Information Studies is one of the largest and fastest growing Information Schools in the world, with a highly dynamic undergraduate program, recognized excellence in three Masters programs (in Information Management, Information Human-Computer Interaction, and Library and Information Science), and a large and diverse doctoral program. Faculty in the College conduct research on a broad range of important questions at the intersection of people, information and technology, including, for example, policy and ethics, information retrieval and information seeking behavior, social network analysis, cybersecurity, design science, and archives and records management.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Required Documents:

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

Research Statement

Teaching Statement

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