Faculty Position Opportunity

The Department of Library and Information Science in the School of Information Sciences (http://www.sis.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking candidates for a tenure-stream faculty position to start no later than Fall Term 2005.

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

  • The Department seeks a faculty member with theoretical and practical expertise in the Organization of Information (both traditional and digital) and an interest or specific focus in:
    • Cataloging/classification/subject analysis
    • Ontologies/taxonomies
    • Indexing and abstracting
    • Knowledge representation

 Candidates who offer complementary expertise in the areas of the bio/medical informatics, archives, records and preservation management and/or special and corporate information services are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience with distance education is an asset.

 Candidates who bridge areas of interest 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.

 The position requires an earned doctorate and is a tenure-stream appointment 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.

 Electronic applications should be sent to dlissearch@mail.sis.pitt.edu . 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 should be received by November 30, 2004.

 Mailed applications may be sent to:

Ellen Detlefsen, Chair
DLIS Faculty Search Committee
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
646 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.