The School of Information Sciences ( at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking 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



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.

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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.