Faculty Position Opportunities

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 two non-tenure-stream faculty positions 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 who excel in teaching, with a demonstrated interest in research.

The Department seeks additional faculty members with theoretical and practical expertise in digital libraries, web-based information services, analysis and design methodologies, and multimedia information services.

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 positions require an earned doctorate and are non-tenure-stream appointments 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 January 14, 2005.

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.