School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh
The School of Computing and Information (SCI), the newest school at the University of Pittsburgh, aims to create and harness data-driven technology, science, and expertise to improve the security, performance, and understanding of complicated, interacting natural, social, and engineered systems. Predictive modeling and insightful analysis for evidence-based decision-making, in the context of these interacting systems, is key to our mission.
As a new school, we are working to develop and expand upon many exciting initiatives. In collaboration with multiple units at Pitt and other leading organizations in the region, including Carnegie Mellon University, we have launched the Modeling and Managing Complicated Systems (momacs) Institute to advance the science and technology of modeling and managing complicated, interacting systems. Our faculty are involved in developing numerous interdisciplinary research programs, launching a first year-admitting undergraduate program, creating joint academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and creating a new Professional Institute to close critical skills gaps by providing specialized education to working professionals. As we build and expand these initiatives, it is crucial that we continue and strengthen our leadership in addressing underrepresentation by fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff.
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education recently ranked Pitt as the top public university in the Northeast, and Pitt ranks ninth in federally funded science and engineering funding according to the National Science Foundation. SCI has numerous connections to centers, institutions, and companies in the region, including the School of Medicine, Carnegie Mellon University, the City of Pittsburgh, the Center for Causal Discovery, the Center for Energy, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Google, Uber, Oculus, Argo AI, and many others. Through these connections, there are ample opportunities to collaborate broadly and build multi-disciplinary research teams of the highest caliber.
Pittsburgh is a vibrant hub of education, technology, and medicine, with many startups and established companies throughout the region. The region 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.
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SCI has multiple positions available in the tenure-track at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor ranks. The specific area is open for all positions. We especially seek individuals who think and work across traditional boundaries and who see themselves as dynamic, cross-disciplinary team players. We are motivated to bring together scholars to collaboratively address complex challenges and who will contribute to the school’s mission of modeling and managing complicated, interacting systems. Individuals working on transdisciplinary aspects of computing and information are encouraged to apply. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, domain-oriented modeling and analysis; computationally- and data-driven causal methods; quantum information science; computing and information ethics, policy, economics, and governance; secure, equitable, and responsive frameworks for modeling and decision making; theory and methods of knowledge reuse; as well as socio-technical systems and the nature of human interaction with information and data.
Advancement of SCI’s mission also requires deep expertise in traditional areas of computer, information, and library science, and we encourage applications from individuals working across the entire spectrum of research in these disciplines, including but not limited to artificial intelligence; Internet of Things; social informatics; data management; data visualization; scientific reproducibility; machine learning; cloud and high-performance computing; cyber-physical systems; security and privacy; and others.
A PhD is required for tenure-stream positions.
Individuals interested in these openings may apply at https://sci.pitt.edu/r/ts/. Please provide the following to complete your application:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations and inquiries for senior openings may be sent in confidence to Bruce Childers, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Professor, at email@example.com.
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.
Non-tenure track positions for Lecturer, Professor of Practice, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor are available that are long-term, career-oriented and renewable. These positions offer exciting and long-term 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. We strongly encourage scholars who have experience working with diverse students and an investment in embedding inclusion in their teaching to apply. As we transition to a four-year undergraduate program, individuals filling these openings will have a unique opportunity to develop inclusive curriculum that teaches both current computer science, information science, and library and information science concepts as well as polymathic ones.
A Master Degree is required – PhD preferred – for Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Professor of Practice positions. A PhD is required for Assistant and Associate Professor positions.
Individuals interested in these openings may apply at https://sci.pitt.edu/r/nts/. Please provide the following to complete your application:
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.
Individuals interested in these openings may apply at https://sci.pitt.edu/r/boyce/. Please provide the following to complete your application:
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:
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.
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.