We are seeking a visionary leader and scholar for the endowed Doreen E. Boyce Chair in Library and Information Science. This Individual should demonstrate inspired leadership within the information profession and have a commitment to dynamic, cross-disciplinary and collaborative research.

The individual filling this endowed chair will be internationally recognized for research, education, and service at the confluence of information, technology, and human behavior, especially from a social perspective. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, computing and information ethics, policy, and governance; theory and methods of knowledge reuse through data management, stewardship, and reproducibility; modeling and decision making in interacting systems; as well as socio-technical systems and the nature of human interaction with information and data. This position requires demonstrated impact and experience appropriate for appointment at the rank of professor.

Application Instructions

A PhD is required for this position.

Individuals interested in these openings may apply at https://sci.pitt.edu/r/boyce/. Please provide the following to complete your application:

  1. A cover letter reflecting on your interest and alignment with SCI’s mission
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A research statement describing your current and future research
  4. A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy
  5. A statement describing your experiences with diversity in your research, teaching, or service, and your potential to support SCI’s commitment to building and fostering an inclusive environment
  6. The names and contact information for at least four recommenders

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 in both Fall and Spring semesters. For best consideration, please apply by December 15, 2018. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2019.

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, at childers@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.