News / Postdoctoral/Sabbatical Position Open
Visiting Research Professor / Scientist
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
The School of Information Sciences (http://www.ischool.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a one year visiting research scientist to engage in collaborative research projects with faculty members in the School, for all or part of the 2009-2010 academic year. The position could supplement a sabbatical leave for a senior scholar or provide the entire funding for a less senior scholar (e.g., assistant or associate professor) or post-doctoral fellow. Rank and title will be subject to the successful candidate’s qualifications. The School is seeking candidates with a strong commitment to research in areas such as cyberinfrastructure, digital libraries, geoinformatics, health informatics, human centered computing, information privacy and security, intelligent information access, semantic web, social computing, or related topics. A record of collaboration with other scholars is required, as the visiting scholar will be engaged in research projects and the development of multi-disciplinary collaborative proposals by faculty within the School.
The School of Information Sciences is a top ranked information school (iSchool) offering a wide variety of multidisciplinary opportunities, including BSIS, MSIS, MST, MLIS, and Ph.D. programs. The iSchool 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.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, their curriculum vitae and the names (including address, e-mail and phone number) of three references to the search chair, Prof. Stephen Hirtle, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For full consideration, applications must be received by May 1, 2009. However, the position will remain open until filled. The position is open to renewal for additional years, dependent on the incumbent’s record of achievement and the availability of both internal and external funding.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages women and candidates from under-represented minorities to apply.