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.

Application Instructions

A PhD is required for tenure-stream positions.

Individuals interested in these openings may apply at Please provide the following to complete your application:

  • A cover letter reflecting on your interest and alignment with SCI’s mission
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A research statement describing your current and future research
  • A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy
  • 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
  • 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 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.