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University of Pittsburgh

School of Information Sciences

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

Information Assurance (Position #06441)

  • Application and system security
  • Digital forensics
  • Trust, security, privacy


Web Science (Position #02336)

  • Data-intensive scholarship
  • Information visualization
  • Data mining
  • Semantic web
  • Web engineering


The School is a top-ranked information school (iSchool) which 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 iSchool at Pitt offers a wide variety of multidisciplinary educational opportunities, including Ph.D. and Master’s programs in information science & technology (MSIS), telecommunications & networking (MST), library & information science (MLIS), and an undergraduate program (BSIS).

The School is seeking candidates with a strong commitment to research as well as graduate and undergraduate education.

The University of Pittsburgh has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, while the iSchool security curriculum has been certified by the Committee on National System Security (CNSS) as meeting the national standards for information security education. In Web Science, numerous opportunities exist for collaboration on large-scale Web Service projects, including collaboration with the Center for Biomedical Informatics and the Intelligent Systems Program at Pitt.

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.  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.

In addition, a record of (or interest in) collaboration with other scholars is highly desirable. 

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 Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses (with e-mail and telephone numbers) of three references. For full consideration, applications must be received by January 4, 2013.


Dr. Stephen Hirtle, 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.


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