Faculty Recruiting

This year's faculty search is now closed. 

A Message from the Dean


About the School of Computing and Information

As the University of Pittsburgh’s newest school, the School of Computing and Information (SCI) is a growing interdisciplinary community of faculty, staff, and students who are accustomed to progressing through change, thinking beyond boundaries, and innovating new approaches to lead our institution and nation to positive change. Since 2017, SCI has hired twenty-five faculty members and we are continuing our growth with multiple openings in the tenure stream this year.

We are fostering an equitable and inclusive community with our scholarship, education, and faculty development initiatives, including: policies to promote a healthy work-life balance; programs to meet the needs of two career couples, and a commitment to recruit, retain, and develop a diverse faculty.

SCI’s interdisciplinary research and education includes computer science, information science, and library and information science with rich connections to partners in health sciences, medicine, engineering, social sciences, humanities, business, and other areas.

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About 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.

History: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Heinz History Center, Fort Pitt Museum, Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum

Arts: Carnegie Museum of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Frick Pittsburgh, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Night Life: Station Square, Lawrenceville, The Waterfront, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, #4 on Smart Asset's "The Best Cities for Foodies"

Outdoor Activities: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Trail Pittsburgh, Venture Outdoors, EQT Three Rivers Regatta, Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival

Sports: Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, Pittsburgh Passion

Children: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Carnegie Science Center, Children's Museum Pittsburgh, National Aviary, Great Schools

For more information, check out Cool Pittsburgh by the University of Pittsburgh.


Our Searches

Tenure-Track Positions

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
The Department of Computer Science (https://www.cs.pitt.edu) is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor from all areas of AI to create methods, theory and practice to solve critical societal problems. We are interested in emerging areas of AI and Machine Learning (ML); theoretical foundations of AI/ML; AI, fairness and ethics; and traditional areas of AI that complement the current strengths of the department in natural language processing, machine learning and computer vision, such as knowledge representation, planning or multi-agent systems.

Digital Archives, Large-scale Data, and Computing
​The Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship (https://www.icds.pitt.edu) is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor role. Candidates must demonstrate a strong interest or impactful interdisciplinary research and scholarship at the intersection of the following or related areas to: digital archives; computational archival studies/computational approaches to managing and analyzing digital collections; cultural heritage information; open government and civic data; data curation/data archives; digital preservation; computational engagement with large-scale image collections; Critical Data Studies and the social implications of data-driven systems; engagement with archives-focused, large-scale data models and standards.

Large-scale Distributed and Networked Information Systems
The Department of Informatics and Networked Systems (https://www.dins.pitt.edu) is seeking an Assistant Professor. ​Candidates should have a research focus in one or more of the following sub-areas, but not limited to: data and machine learning-centered NextG wireless networks; spatial analytics and machine learning-based spectrum management; data and machine learning-centered information security and privacy in networks/clouds/information systems; and/or large-scale information systems operations (ML-Ops, AI-Ops, Sec-Ops).

Technology for Learning and Social Change
The School of Computing and Information is seeking an Assistant Professor in the broad area of Technology for Learning and Social Change. This role requires an interest and prior experience in the research agenda of advancing technology-oriented educational, social and racial justice. This position is expected to engage in active and scholarly research that considers, improves, or creates state-of-the-art technologies to solve societal problems, deepen social impact, and improve lives. For this position, SCI is interested in the relationship between technology, learning, and the alteration of mechanisms within the social structure, characterized by changes in cultural symbols, rules of behavior, social organizations, or value systems. The TLSC faculty position is part of a broader multi-year University of Pittsburgh Race and Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing Cluster Hire Initiative, which seeks to hire at least 50 new faculty over the next four years. 

Appointment-Stream Positions

Teaching Assistant Professor
​The Department of Computer Science (https://www.cs.pitt.edu) is inviting applications for two teaching assistant professor positions. The department is looking for candidates who are eager to use pedagogical approaches and inclusive practices and have experience teaching in any of the following areas: algorithms and theory; computer systems (especially cloud computing, HPC, and mobile computing); data science, probability, and statistics; and software engineering and software quality assurance.