The School of Computing and Information (SCI), founded in 2017, 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.
SCI has multiple tenure-track positions available in all areas at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor ranks. We seek individuals who can think and work across boundaries and who see themselves as leaders, dynamic, and cross-disciplinary scholars. We are motivated to bring together scholars who are advancing computing and information areas with experts in other fields, to collaboratively address complex challenges, and to contribute to the school's mission of modeling and managing complicated, interacting systems. Our recent hires have included transdisciplinary scholars in computational social science and medical imaging analysis for neurodegenerative diseases.
Advancement of SCI's mission requires not only transdisciplinary scholars but also 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; machine learning; Internet of Things; cognitive science; social informatics; data management; data visualization; digital equity; cloud and high-performance computing; cyber-physical systems; security and privacy; computational modeling, networking and others. Our recent hires in these areas have expertise in high performance computing, resilient networks, distributed systems and cyber-physical systems, and human computer interaction.
As part of our commitment to excellence, the School of Computing and Information admits students directly to their four-year undergraduate programs, and the faculty have created multiple interdisciplinary polymathic academic programs (undergraduate and graduate levels), in addition to the newly created Professional Institute that provides specialized education to working professionals in information technology fields. The School has also created the Modeling and Managing Complicated Systems (momacs) Institute to translate the science and technology of modeling and managing complicated, interacting systems into practice to address today's most pressing challenges. SCI has numerous connections to centers, institutions, and companies in the region, including the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the Center for Causal Discovery, the Center for Energy, the Center for Governance and Markets, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (Pitt/CMU), the City of Pittsburgh, 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. 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. Additionally, Pitt has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and programs to meet the needs of two career couples.
The University of Pittsburgh is a top ranked public research university located in the heart of the city of Pittsburgh. 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. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education recently ranked Pitt as the top public university in the Northeast, and Pitt is ranked among the top 20 public colleges and universities in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.
Hold a PhD in a computing or information related field by the start of the appointment.
Research outcomes in relevant areas, published in respected peer-reviewed academic conferences and/or journals.
Promise for high-quality teaching, command of subject matter, and ability to organize and convey material effectively to students.
Willingness and interest to participate in departmental, school and professional activities.
In addition, applicants at the associate level are required to show:
Evidence of a successful research program, including research funding, publications in highly-rated scholarly venues, invitations to present at the national and international level, and the ability to advise graduate students; accomplishments as an educator and evidence for continuous growth, including teaching strategies; and a commitment to professional activities and service to their institution and the wider community.
Applicant at the professor level are required to further have:
A distinguished record of academic achievements with national or international recognition; innovation in approaches to learning and incorporation of new educational methods and technologies; leadership that extends beyond teaching and research to embrace the priorities of SCI, the university and the wider research community.
Individuals interested in these openings may apply at https://sci.pitt.edu/r/ts/. 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 three recommenders for assistant professor level, and six recommenders for associate or full professor levels
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 starting in January 2020. For best consideration, please apply by December 31, 2019. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2020. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.
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 the Search Committee Chair, Professor David Tipper, Department of Informatics and Networked Systems, email@example.com