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