The School of Information Sciences ( at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking candidates for two tenure track assistant professorships to start in the fall term of 2013. The primary areas of interest include:


Information Assurance

·         Application and system security

·         Digital forensics

·         Trust, security, privacy


Web Science

·         Data-intensive scholarship

·         Information visualization

·         Data mining

·         Semantic web

·         Web engineering


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.


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.


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 these positions is subject to approval by the Provost of the University of Pittsburgh.


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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.