University of Maryland, Baltimore County — Professor (Open Rank) of Human Centered Computing

Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Human-Centered Computing
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

The Department of Information Systems at UMBC invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position in the area of human-centered computing starting August 2019. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. either in the broader field of human-centered computing or a related discipline by the time of appointment.

Candidates will be expected to establish an externally funded, and nationally recognized research program as well as contribute to teaching a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses offered by the department; innovating in terms of pedagogical methods, course content, and curriculum development. Candidates are also expected to be committed to advising, mentoring and supporting student success. We encourage applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate. Candidates should have experience in – or the potential for – building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service.

The Department of Information Systems is a research-intensive department with thriving graduate and undergraduate programs (http://is.umbc.edu). Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, which attracts major federal, state, and private funding. These include research areas in human-centered computing such as accessibility, affective computing, CSCW, human-information interaction, information visualization, and usable security, which candidates could either complement or extend with their own diverse research interests. Other major strengths in the department include health information technology, data science, software engineering and artificial intelligence. The location of the university strategically positions faculty to examine topics including but not limited to: health, security, social justice, and education. UMBC is within close proximity to NSA, NSF, NIH and other federal entities, highly reputed medical schools (University of Maryland Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University) and the opportunities present in Baltimore City and Washington, DC.

UMBC is a national model for diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM through its Meyerhoff Scholars program (http://meyerhoff.umbc.edu/), Center for Women in Technology Scholars program (http://cwit.umbc.edu/), and PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP and LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate programs to widen access for groups which have been traditionally underrepresented in careers in STEM.

Further details about Human Centered Computing at UMBC are available: http://hcc.umbc.edu.

For best consideration, submit materials by November 15, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.

UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. UMBC is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic careers.

Application Instructions
Application Instructions: to apply for the position, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/55820

Deadline: Full consideration will be given to those applicants who submit all materials by November 15, 2018. A complete submission will consist of:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Statement of proposed research plan (1-2 pages)
  • A personal statement of your demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education and/or plans to make future contributions (1-2 pages)
  • Statement of teaching interests and philosophy (1-2 pages)

Questions regarding the position may be addressed to: Dr. Anita Komlodi (komlodi@umbc.edu) and Dr. Ravi Kuber (rkuber@umbc.edu). General inquiries may be addressed to Lina Chung (lchung2@umbc.edu). However all application materials MUST be submitted through Interfolio.

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