Free open Job in North, South & Central America Assistant/Associate Professor in Archives and Information Services at University of Pittsburgh

The School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh ( is currently inviting applications for a non-tenure-stream faculty position in the field of Archives and Information Sciences at an Assistant/Associate Professor level– Position #27041 (Non-Tenure Stream). The initial appointment is expected to be three years. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2017.

We are seeking candidates with the desire and ability to lead our Archives and Information Sciences pathway. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to impactful research as well as to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level. The applicant’s main research and teaching areas may include:

  • Digital curation, preservation, and stewardship, including data archives, research data management, and innovative methods for long-term information stewardship;
  • Historical and contemporary archival research and practice, with an emphasis on how traditional archival functions are being transformed in today’s digital, collaborative environments;
  • Specialized fields such as community archives and informatics, digital forensics, and digital humanities;
  • Information governance and US and international archival recordkeeping policies, traditions, and laws.

Our School has maintained one of the leading archives graduate programs in the United States for many years. We are particularly interested in someone who is comfortable with our department’s growing focus on data stewardship and digital curation.

Candidates applying for the position are expected to hold an earned doctorate or the equivalent in academic or professional experience. Applicants should present a record of effective teaching, research, leadership abilities and related scholarly activities. Electronic applications should be sent to Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and the names, postal addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers for three references. For full consideration and priority, applications must be received by February 15, 2017. Questions about the position should be directed to:

Dr. Richard Cox
Chair of the Search Committee
School of Computing and Information
University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information is a top-ranked information school (iSchool) offering a wide variety of multidisciplinary opportunities, including an undergraduate program (BSIS), Master’s programs in information science (MSIS), telecommunications & networking (MST), library & information science (MLIS), and Ph.D. programs. The School offers generous research, teaching, travel, and administrative support.

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