Faculty Positions Open


SIS LogoThe School of Information Sciences ( http://www.sis.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking candidates for two faculty positions in the Department of Library and Information Science, to start no later than Fall Term 2006.

SIS is a charter member of the i-Schools Consortium with a one hundred four year history of pioneering the Information professions. Over the past 5 years, SIS has recruited eight new faculty with expertise in Information Visualization, Sociology of Knowledge, Digital Libraries, Multimedia Archives, Information Security and Software Engineering. The School’s intellectual foundation is grounded in the integrated study of people, information, and technology. This offers rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research, instruction, and service at the current frontier of the information sciences. The School emphasizes the synthesis of people, information and technology, and offers opportunities for research, instruction, and services spanning the needs of an information-intensive and increasingly-digital society.

The Department seeks candidates whose research and teaching interests span the digital environments of contemporary libraries and information services. Collaboration with SIS faculty in other areas of expertise is encouraged. Experience with distance education is an asset. Successful candidates are effective, proactive educators pursuing a visionary research agenda. They will play a key role in charting the School’s future course as a leading i-School. 

SIS especially invites applicants who have an innovative approach to these core areas:

  • Cataloging and classification
  • Children and youth services
  • Collections management
  • Information behavior
  • Information retrieval and access
  • Leadership and management

The positions require an earned doctorate and are appointments at the assistant professor level or at a rank commensurate with qualifications. 

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 February 28, 2006.

Mailed applications may be sent to:
              Ellen Detlefsen, Chair
              DLIS Faculty Search Committee
              School of Information Sciences
              University of Pittsburgh
              613 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.