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.

Application Instructions

An M.S. 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 Please provide the following to complete your application:

  1. A cover letter reflecting on your interest and alignment with the School’s mission
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy
  4. A statement describing your experiences with diversity in your teaching or service, and your potential to support SCI’s commitment to building and fostering an inclusive environment
  5. Samples of your teaching materials and prior course evaluations (when available)
  6. The names and contact information for at least three 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 Nominations and inquiries for senior openings may be sent in confidence to Bruce Childers, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Professor, at

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.