University of Pittsburgh
School of Information Sciences

The School of Information Sciences ( at
the University of Pittsburgh is seeking candidates for four
tenure-stream faculty positions to start in the fall term of 2012. The
positions are open to both individuals seeking their first academic
position at the assistant professor level as well as more senior
faculty who may already hold tenure at another institution.
Appointments will be made at a rank commensurate with qualifications.
Open positions include:
* Assistant Professor – Software engineering/systems
* Assistant Professor – Library and Information Science
* Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Library and Information Science
* Assistant/Associate Professor – Data-driven scholarship

The School is a top ranked information school (iSchool) offering a
wide variety of multidisciplinary opportunities, including an
undergraduate program (BSIS), Master’s programs in information science
(MSIS), telecommunications & networking (MST), library & information
science (MLIS), and Ph.D. programs. The iSchool at Pitt emphasizes the
synthesis of people, information and technology, and offers
opportunities for research, instruction, and service spanning the
diverse needs and interests of an information-intensive,
multi-cultural, and increasingly digital society.  The School is
seeking candidates with a strong commitment to research as well as
graduate and undergraduate education.

The iSchool is particularly interested in attracting new faculty with
research interests in areas such as:
* Data-intensive scientific discovery (“Big Data”)
* Information security and privacy
* Metadata generation and control
* Mobile and pervasive computing
* Information visualization
* Digital humanities
* Digital curation
* Web science
* Software metrics

Teaching interests include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Systems analysis and design
* Knowledge representation and management
* Archival studies and records management
* Information architecture
* Information visualization
* Trust, security and privacy
* Data science

Candidates who bridge disciplinary areas are specifically encouraged
to apply.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong interest
and current awareness of the technological and cultural context in
which their knowledge contributes to issues of contemporary society.
A record of collaboration with other scholars is highly desirable.

As the school offers online degree programs, in addition to on-campus
programs, candidates with complementary expertise and experience in
educational technologies are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should present a record of effective teaching, research,
and related scholarly activities.  Electronic applications should be
sent to [log in to unmask] Applications should include a cover
letter, statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum
vitae, and the names, addresses (with e-mail), and telephone numbers
of three references. For full consideration, applications must be
received by January 17, 2012. Preliminary interviews are anticipated
at the ALISE conference in Texas in January 2012 and the iConference
in Toronto in February 2012.

		Dr. Marek Druzdzel, Associate Professor
		Chair Search Committee
		School of Information Sciences
		University of Pittsburgh

Further information regarding the School and these positions can be
found at

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The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action employer and strongly encourages women and candidates from
under-represented minorities to apply.

December 2, 2011