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The Center for Library & Information Innovation (CLII) at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland College Park in College Park, MD (USA) announces the availability of a doctoral research assistantship.  The award may cover up to a total of three academic years upon satisfactory completion of departmental benchmarks, and includes stipend, tuition, and health benefits.  
 
The successful candidate must be admitted as a full-time doctoral student at the College of Information Studies (see http://ischool.umd.edu/programs/phd.shtml for details regarding the program and admissions) by the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester. The fellowship requires the successful candidates to work 20 hours per week at CLII.
 
CLII seeks candidates who have significant background and either experience or demonstrable interest in hands-on social science, evaluation, and policy research in the fields of the information sciences and in information policy. Example research projects can be found at http://clii.umd.edu. Preferred qualifications include:
 
Masterís degree in library/information studies or related field;
Excellent applications skills and knowledge in computing, networking, and telecommunications;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Ability to work successfully in a research team environment;
Ability/interest in conducting studies including information systems/services, particularly data visualization; evaluation; E-government; social media technologies; digital libraries; and information policy research;
Ability to analyze data using SPSS; and
An enthusiastic, dynamic, and committed individual who is a self-starter and highly motivated.
The person selected will participate in existing CLII research projects, develop proposals to fund CLII projects, organize CLII outreach initiatives, conduct research projects (which may include some travel), and generally support the research goals of CLII. On-site and/or telephone interviews will be conducted as part of the selection process.
 
Interested applicants should initially submit the following by October 1, 2010: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a current resume, (3) BA and MA program transcript(s) (copies are acceptable), and (4) two examples of writing skills (e.g., recent papers, reports, publications, etc.).  Initial materials and queries for additional information should be directed to Dr. John Carlo Bertot ([log in to unmask]), Professor and Director, Center for Library & Information Innovation, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD 20742. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. University doctoral program applications will be accepted until November 15, 2010 for international students and December 1, 2010 for others, or until the research assistantship is filled. 


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John Carlo Bertot, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Center for Library & Information Innovation 
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland
4105 Hornbake Building, South Wing
College Park, MD 20742
Email: [log in to unmask]
Web (Bertot): http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~jbertot/
Web (Center): http://clii.umd.edu
Phone: 301.405.3267
Fax: 301.314.9145

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