The School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh is conducting a search for teaching faculty in all school departments: Computer Science (CS), Informatics and Networked Systems (DINS) and Information Culture and Data Stewardship (ICDS). The School of Computing and Information is committed to hiring the next generation of faculty who will teach both foundational and elective courses that prepare students for both careers in industry and admission to top graduate programs in the various disciplines. The School of Computing and Information has a polymathic approach to education and is looking especially for faculty who espouse this approach. As we build and expand the school, it is also crucial that we continue to strengthen our leadership in addressing underrepresentation by fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff.
About the Position
At the School of Computing and Information, we pride ourselves on supporting and recognizing our teaching faculty. Our positions are long-term, career-oriented and renewable, and have established paths for promotion. Teaching faculty positions within the school include assistant professor, associate professor, full professor and professor of practice. These positions offer exciting and long-term opportunities to teach and develop novel undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science, information science, library science, and networked systems, including the rethinking of curricula to reflect emerging concepts, new skills, and the integration of computing and information into other disciplines. We strongly encourage scholars to apply who have experience working with diverse students and have made an investment in embedding inclusion in their teaching. Individuals filling these openings will have a unique opportunity to develop inclusive curricula foundational to an intellectually vibrant and successful academic community.
We are especially looking for candidates whose academic and professional backgrounds include expertise in one or more of the following areas: Cloud Computing, Information Retrieval, Text Mining, Networking, Cybersecurity, Computer Systems, Computer Theory, Computer Algorithms, Health Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Information Technology and Society, Data Curation and Digital Humanities.
About the School of Computing and Information
The University of Pittsburgh is ranked among the top 20 public colleges and universities in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.
The School of Computing and Information (SCI) is the newest school at the University of Pittsburgh, and is in a period of growth. SCI currently offers undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, Information Science, Computational Biology [in partnership with the Dietrich School] and Digital Narrative and Interactive Design [in partnership with the Dietrich School]. The last two majors are newly developed and fit with the school's overarching theme of polymathic education for our students. Several additional undergraduate polymathic majors are also currently in development. SCI also has several graduate programs, including the MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Information Science, and the MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) degree.
The School of Computing and Information also has recently launched a Professional Institute that provides specialized education to working professionals in information technology fields (see: https://www.sciprofessional.pitt.edu). Furthermore, in order to support our numerous interdisciplinary research programs, we have created the Modeling and Managing Complicated Systems (momacs) Institute (see: https://www.momacs.pitt.edu). SCI faculty have the opportunity to be involved in both of these endeavors.
Pittsburgh is a thriving metropolis with small-city charm and has received national and international accolades for the quality of life, amenities, and livability over the last several years. Pittsburgh is recognized for being:
Most livable in the Continental US – The Economist
Applicants for assistant, associate and full professor must hold a PhD in Computer Science, Information Science, Library Science, or a related area, by the start of the position.
Applicants for professor of practice must hold a Masters in Computer Science, Information Science, Library Science, or a related area. In addition, candidates should have 5 to 10 years of work experience.
A cover letter that reflects on your interest and alignment to SCI’s teaching mission
A curriculum vitae
A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy
A diversity statement that highlights your experiences with diversity in teaching as well as service, and your potential to support SCI’s commitment to building and fostering an inclusive environment
The names and contact information for at least three recommenders for professor of practice and assistant professor level, and six recommenders for associate or full professor levels
Teaching evaluations if available
Application review will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We anticipate that individuals will be invited to interview on campus starting in January 2020. For best consideration, please apply by January 15, 2020. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2020.
Questions about the search and or application status should be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.