[AISWorld] Two Tenure-Track Positions in IS at UMBC

zhoul at umbc.edu zhoul at umbc.edu
Mon Sep 17 10:22:53 EDT 2012

The Information Systems Department at UMBC invites applications for two
tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area
of human-centered computing as well as the area of intelligent information
systems starting August 2013. Candidates must have earned a PhD in
Information Systems or a related field no later than August 2013.

For the human-centered computing position, the primary research areas of
interest are social computing, computer-supported cooperative work, social
informatics, interaction design, and usability.  For the area of
intelligent information systems position, individuals should be engaged in
artificial intelligence research that builds on state of the art work in
machine learning, statistical natural language processing,
personalization, mobile computing, knowledge representation, and
information extraction, are especially encouraged to apply. Secondary
research interests in Health IT or cybersecurity are desirable, but not
mandatory for both positions. Ideal candidates will be engaged in research
that spans two or more of these areas with preference given to those who
can collaborate with current faculty. Candidates for both positions should
have a strong potential for excellence in research, the ability to develop
and sustain an externally funded research program, and the ability to
contribute to our graduate and undergraduate teaching mission

The Department offers undergraduate degrees in Information Systems and
Business Technology Administration. Graduate degree programs, MS and PhD,
are offered in both Information Systems and Human-Centered Computing,
including an innovative online MS in IS program. Consistent with the UMBC
vision, the Department has excellent teaching facilities, state-of-the-art
laboratories, and outstanding technical support. UMBC’s Technology Center,
Research Park, and Center for Entrepreneurship are major indicators of
active research and outreach. Further details on our research, academic
programs, and faculty can be found at http://www.is.umbc.edu/. Members of
under-represented groups including women and minorities are especially
encouraged to apply.

Applications will not be reviewed until the following materials are
received: a cover letter, a one-page statement of teaching interests, a
one to two-page statement of research interests, one or more sample
research papers, and a CV. Applicants should also arrange to have three
letters of recommendation sent to the department as soon as possible.
Electronic submission of materials as PDF documents is preferred.
Electronic copies should be sent to bmorris at umbc.edu. Copies can also be
sent to: Dr. Aryya Gangopadhyay, Chair of Faculty Search Committee,
Information Systems Department, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD
21250-5398. For inquiries, please contact Barbara Morris at (410) 455-3795
or bmorris at umbc.edu.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. This position is subject to the availability of funds.

UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes
applications from minorities, women and individuals with disabilities.

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