Jobangebot in Pittsburgh

Visiting Research Professor / Scientist
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh

The School of Information Sciences ( at the
University of Pittsburgh is seeking a one year visiting research
scientist to engage in collaborative research projects with faculty
members in the School, for all or part of the 2009-2010 academic year.
The position could supplement a sabbatical leave for a senior scholar or
provide the entire funding for a less senior scholar (e.g., assistant or
associate professor) or post-doctoral fellow. Rank and title will be
subject to the successful candidate’s qualifications. The School is
seeking candidates with a strong commitment to research in areas such as
cyberinfrastructure, digital libraries, geoinformatics, health
informatics, human centered computing, information privacy and security,
intelligent information access, semantic web, social computing, or
related topics. A record of collaboration with other scholars is
required, as the visiting scholar will be engaged in research projects
and the development of multi-disciplinary collaborative proposals by
faculty within the School.

The School of Information Sciences is a top ranked information school
(iSchool) offering a wide variety of multidisciplinary opportunities,
including BSIS, MSIS, MST, MLIS, and Ph.D. programs. The iSchool at Pitt
emphasizes the synthesis of people, information and technology, and
offers opportunities for research, instruction, and service spanning the
diverse needs and interests of an information-intensive, multi-cultural,
and increasingly digital society.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, their curriculum vitae and
the names (including address, e-mail and phone number) of three
references to the search chair, Prof. Stephen Hirtle, at For full consideration, applications must be
received by May 1, 2009. However, the position will remain open until
filled. The position is open to renewal for additional years, dependent
on the incumbent’s record of achievement and the availability of both
internal and external funding.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
employer and strongly encourages women and candidates from
under-represented minorities to apply.

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