Non-Tenure Track Positions | Professional Institute Positions

Non-Tenure Track Positions

Applications for non-tenure track positions are continuing to be accepted! Please apply as soon as possible.

The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) is undertaking an ambitious multi-year plan to create a School of Computing and Information (SCI) that will serve as the nexus of computing and information throughout Pitt. SCI was launched in July 2017, with the appointment of Paul Cohen, previously with DARPA, as Founding Dean. SCI aims to create and harness data-driven technology, science and expertise to improve the safety, security, robustness, performance and understanding of complex, interacting natural, social and engineered systems for the betterment of the world. Predictive modeling and insightful analysis for evidence-based decision-making, in the context of these interacting systems, is key to this mission.

SCI has multiple openings at all levels, in all areas of computing and information research and education. These positions offer exciting opportunities to be a part of a new academic unit that aspires to be an international leader in agile and trans-disciplinary methods to solve problems and make discoveries of the greatest importance. Individuals will have the chance to play a leading role in developing this academic unit, which can act as a model for other universities to also transform themselves around computing and information.

Non-Tenure-Track Positions

The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) recently created a new School of Computing and Information (SCI) to be the nexus of computing and information at Pitt. SCI has many openings for non-tenure track positions that offer careers and paths for advancement in teaching across a spectrum of areas, which includes rethinking curricula to reflect emerging concepts, conducting research, and developing activities for the deep entwinement of new skills in computing and information into other disciplines. Such programs are essential to train polymaths who understand and apply the abstractions that unite disciplines. As SCI transitions to a four-year school and creates new undergraduate and graduate degree programs, individuals filling these openings will have the chance to develop and teach curricula in many areas, including computer science, information science, information culture, and data stewardship. In addition, we are seeking individuals with competencies and experience in cybersecurity for an anticipated new institute for professional education. SCI’s leadership, faculty, and staff value the importance of and need for diversity and inclusion within computing and information. Candidates from underrepresented populations, as well as those experienced with diverse students and commitments to inclusion are especially encouraged to apply for these openings.

Non-tenure track positions are also available. These positions are renewable and offer exciting career paths to teach and develop novel undergraduate programs, including the rethinking of curriculum to reflect emerging concepts, new skills and the deep entwinement of computing and information into other disciplines. Such programs are essential to train polymaths who understand the abstractions that unite disciplines, and can apply these concepts. As SCI transitions to a four-year undergraduate program, individuals filling these openings will have an opportunity to develop curriculum that teaches polymathic concepts beginning from a student’s first day in the School.

About our Location

Pittsburgh is a vibrant hub of education, technology and medicine, with many startups and established companies throughout the region. Pittsburgh offers an exceptionally high quality of life, with low cost housing, excellent secondary schools, abundant outdoor activities and rich cultural attractions well beyond other cities of its size. The Wall Street Journal recently ranked the University of Pittsburgh as the top public university in the Northeast, and SCI has numerous connections to other centers, institutions and companies in Pittsburgh, including the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the Center for Causal Discovery, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Google, Uber, Oculus, Carnegie Mellon University and many others. Through these connections, there are ample opportunities to collaborate broadly and build multi-disciplinary research teams of the highest caliber. More information about these entities and the Pittsburgh region are available from the School of Computing and Information’s Web site, LRDC’s Web site, and the City of Pittsburgh’s Web site to bring Amazon’s Headquarters to the region.

Requirements

  • For non-tenure track positions, an MS is required, and a PhD is strongly preferred.

Application Instructions

To apply, please provide the following information:

  1. A cover letter indicating the position for which you are applying and a brief explanation of how your interests align to the position
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A research statement describing your current and future research
  4. A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy
  5. The names of at least four recommenders

To Apply: Non-tenure track positions

If you wish to apply for more than one of these position types, please complete an application for each one.

Application review will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2018.

Questions about the search and/or application status should be emailed to sci-recruit@pitt.edu.

Nominations and inquiries for senior openings may be sent in confidence to Bruce Childers, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Professor.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Professional Institute Positions

Full-time Position | Part-time Positions

The University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information is seeking leaders in the field of Cybersecurity to help launch a professional education program focused on providing working information professionals with cutting edge skills and knowledge in Information Security/Privacy and Enterprise Security Management.

Full-time and part-time positions are available for experienced security professionals to design a curriculum that addresses the technological, policy, legal, ethical, and criminal aspects of protecting data, systems, networks, and organizations. The institute will appeal to those who need to enhance/update their skills and competencies in:

  • Developing and securing enterprise and network systems
  • Preventing vulnerabilities, addressing threats, and stopping attacks
  • Penetration testing & incident response
  • Risk analysis, management and mitigation
  • Implementing secure e-commerce systems
  • Security management & digital forensics
  • Cybersecurity policy and privacy regulation
  • Ethics and policy in cyberspace
  • Cybercrime

Job responsibilities will include assisting the School of Computing and Information with course/curriculum design, evaluation, teaching, student recruitment, and corporate outreach.

The anticipated start date is Summer 2018.

Full-time Position – Professor of Practice

Requirements: Potential candidates must have 5+ years in industry with increasingly responsible positions in information and system security. Experience as an instructor is a plus. For these positions, a Master’s in Information Science or Computer Science is strongly preferred; however, a Bachelor degree in Information Science or Computer Science – with commensurate professional experience – will be considered.

To apply: https://sci.pitt.edu/r/pro/

Part-time positions

Requirements: Potential candidates must have 5+ years in industry with increasingly responsible positions in information and system security. Experience as an instructor is a plus. For these positions, a Master’s in Information Science or Computer Science is strongly preferred; however, a Bachelor degree in Information Science or Computer Science – with commensurate professional experience – will be considered.

To apply: https://www.pittsource.com/postings/157208

Questions about the search and/or application status should be emailed to sci-recruit@pitt.edu

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.