November 20, 2002

Faculty Position Opportunities

The School of Information Sciences ( at the University of Pittsburgh seeks three tenure-stream faculty members to start Fall Term, 2003. The School emphasizes the synthesis of people, information and technology, and offers opportunities for research, instruction, and service spanning the needs of an information-intensive society. The School is seeking candidates with a systems perspective and a strong commitment to research as well as graduate and undergraduate education.

  • The Department of Information Science and Telecommunications seeks a faculty member with theoretical and practical expertise in the design and analysis of large scale distributed systems and an interest or specific focus in:
    • Data mining
    • Interoperability
    • Knowledge/Semantic-based systems
    • Reliability
    • Security
    The Department offers Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Information Science. DIST complete position profile.

  • The Telecommunications Program seeks a faculty member with theoretical and practical expertise in computer networking and an interest or specific focus in:
    • Distributed databases
    • Network economics
    • Network security
    • Overlay networks
    • Protocol design and analysis
    • Sensor networks
    • Wireless communication
    The Program offers a Masters and Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications through an integrated curriculum, with courses joint-listed in EE and CS. Telecommunications complete position profile.

  • The Department of Library and Information Science seeks a faculty member with theoretical and practical expertise in information management and an interest or specific focus in:
    • Digital libraries and multimedia
    • Information retrieval
    • Information organization
    • Design and evaluation of information systems and services
    • Indexing and abstracting
    Candidates who offer complementary expertise in economics of information, bio/medical informatics, information policy, or social informatics are particularly encouraged to apply. The Department offers a Masters and Ph.D. degree through nationally ranked programs that span the critical disciplines of contemporary information management. DLIS complete position profile.

Candidates who bridge areas of interest or who offer complementary expertise are 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.

All positions require an earned doctorate and are tenure-stream appointments at the assistant professor level or at a rank commensurate with qualifications. Applicants should present a record of effective teaching, research, and related scholarly activities.

Applications should be sent to 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 January 31, 2003.

Mailed applications may be sent to:
Faculty Search Committee
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
514 IS Building
135 N. Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages women and minority candidates to apply.