The School of Information Sciences (
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to fill a faculty position in Archives, Preservation, and Records management
at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor (Non-tenure stream).


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.


We are looking for an experienced practitioner and mature scholar in the
Archives, Preservation, and Records Management area who can demonstrate an
understanding in APRM, specifically


*	Historical and contemporary archival theory and practice
*	Current standards and best practices surrounding appraisal,
accessioning, arrangement, description, representation, manipulation, and
preservation or records held in stewardship 
*	The complexities of care presented by both analog and digital
formats, and
*	US and international archival policy and traditions.


We are also interested in someone who is comfortable with helping to lead
our program into digital stewardship or curation in both research and
teaching. The School is also searching for a new senior faculty member in
digital stewardship, emphasizing digital preservation, science, technology,
and society, and related matters. We expect the new APRM faculty member to
be able to work with the other anticipated senior position.


The new APRM faculty member is expected to be a liaison with the Pittsburgh
regional archives community and regional and national professional
associations. We expect candidates for this position to possess good
experience in such community and professional work and to have excellent
interpersonal and communication skills.


Our School has supported one of the leading APRM graduate programs in the
United States for many years. We presently have three faculty members
teaching in the APRM program, including a leading scholar in archival
studies; an assistant professor working in science and technology studies,
social and cultural theory, public and applied history, and archives; and a
lecturer with a joint appointment in Art History and Architecture and
focusing on archives and the digital humanities. We support a large number
of doctoral students working in the APRM area, and our School has supplied a
substantial number of faculty in this field.


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 an online degree program in addition to on-campus
programs, candidates with complementary expertise and experience in
educational technologies are encouraged to apply (although there is no
expectation of teaching APRM courses online).


Candidates applying for the position(s) are expected to hold an earned
doctorate or the equivalent in academic or professional experience.
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,
curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses (with e-mail), and telephone
numbers of three references. For full consideration, applications must be
received by December 15, 2012. 


Candidates attending the ASIS&T Conference in Baltimore, MD, are encouraged
to send their curriculum vitae to [log in to unmask] by October 25 in
order to schedule a preliminary interview at the conference. Interviews at
other professional conferences, including ALISE and the iConference, can
also be arranged. Appointment to this position is subject to approval by the
Provost of the University of Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh's industrial past has given way to an enterprising and vibrant
present. Affordable living, world-class universities, distinctive
neighborhoods, growing industries, and an abundance of leisure activities
create a quality of life in Pittsburgh that is virtually unmatched.
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Cities in North America. 


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