Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Lecturer
Department Name 27010-SCI-Office of the Dean
Position Number 0136032
Position Details

The University of Pittsburgh ( Pitt) is undertaking an ambitious multi-year plan to create a School of Computing and Information (SCI) that will serve as the nexus of computing and information throughout Pitt. SCI was launched in July 2017, with the appointment of Paul Cohen, previously with DARPA as Founding Dean. SCI aims to create and harness data-driven technology, science and expertise to improve the safety, security, robustness, perfom1ance and understanding of complex, interacting natural, science and engineered systems for the betterment of the world. Predictive modeling and insightful analysis for evidence-based decision-making, in the context of these interacting systems, is key to this mission.

SCI has multiple openings at all levels, in all areas of computing and information research and education. These positions offer exciting opportunities to be a part of a new academic unit that aspires to be an international leader in agile and trans-disciplinary methods to solve problems and make discoveries of the greatest importance. Individuals will have the chance to play a leading role in developing this academic unit, which can act as a model for other universities to also transform themselves around computing and information.

Non-Tenure-Track Positions
Non-tenure track positions are also available. These positions are renewable and offer exciting career paths to teach and develop novel undergraduate programs, including the rethinking of curriculum to reflect emerging concepts, ne\V 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. As SCI transitions to a four-year undergraduate program, individuals filling these openings will have an opportunity to develop curriculum that teaches polymathic concepts beginning from a student’s first day in the School.

About our Location
Pittsburgh is a vibrant hub of education, technology and medicine, with many startups and established companies throughout the region. Pittsburgh 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 recently ranked the University of Pittsburgh as the top public university in the Northeast, and SCI has numerous connections to other centers, institutions and companies in Pittsburgh, including the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the Center for Causal Discovery, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Google, Uber, Oculus, Carnegie Mellon University and many others. Through these connections, there are ample opportunities to collaborate broadly and build multiĀ­ disciplinary research teams of the highest caliber. More information about these entities and the Pittsburgh region are available from the School of Computing and Information’s Web site, LRDC’s Web site, and the City of Pittsburgh’s Web site to bring Amazon’s Headquarters to the region.

Application Instructions

Individuals interested in these openings may apply at http://www.sci.pitt.edu/recruiting. Those interested in applying must submit:
1. a cover letter indicating the position for which you are applying and a brief explanation of how your interests align to the position
2. a curriculum vitae
3. a research statement describing your current and future research
4. a teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy
5. the names of at least four recommenders


  • For tenure-track positions, a PhD is required.
  • For non-tenure track positions, an MS is required, and a PhD is strongly preferred.
Application Process

Application review will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. For full consideration, please apply by January 12, 2018. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2018.

Questions about the search and/or application status should be emailed to sci-recruit@pitt.edu.

Nominations and inquiries for senior openings may be sent in confidence to Bruce Childers,
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Professor.

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.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 12/14/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 02/14/2018
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