Tenure/Boyce Chair Position

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 we build and expand the school, 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.

About the Position

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. Successful candidates must hold a PhD for this position as well as established impact and experience appropriate for appointment at the rank of professor.

About the School of Computing and Information

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, we have launched the Modeling and Managing Complicated Systems (momacs) Institute. 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.

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. 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.

Nominations and inquiries may be sent in confidence to Dr. Bruce Childers, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, at childers@pitt.edu.

Learn more at www.sci.pitt.edu/recruiting.

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.


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