Faculty Recruiting

Recruitment for faculty positions for the 2024-2025 Academic Year is underway. Please check back here for additional information and postings as they are finalized.

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

We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented, and minoritized candidates. We are particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds, and those whose teaching, service, and research will aim to address societal issues and contribute to the diverse values of our school. 

Tenure-Track Positions

Quantum Computing Systems

The School of Computing and Information (SCI) is seeking a tenure-stream Assistant Professor in the broad area of quantum computing systems. SCI has three departments – Computer Science, Informatics and Networked Systems, and Information Culture and Data Stewardship. SCI is interested in candidates whose expertise aligns with one or more of these departments and who can collaborate effectively with our faculty in various quantum computing domains. These include quantum software design, compilation and optimization, quantum device architecture, quantum system design in the NISQ era and beyond, large-scale quantum simulation, and quantum cryptography systems. Faculty who are excited to collaborate across schools with our colleagues in the Swanson School of Engineering and the Dietrich school of Arts and Sciences are encouraged to apply. 

For best consideration, please apply by January 2, 2024. Application review will begin immediately, and we anticipate that individuals will be invited to interview on campus starting in January. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2024.Questions about the search and/or application status should be emailed to sci-recruit@pitt.edu.


Director of University of Pittsburgh Center for African Studies

  • Led by the University Center for International Studies
  • SCI faculty members are participating on the search committee
  • Best consideration closing date November 15, 2023

The University of Pittsburgh seeks an accomplished and dynamic scholar to serve as director of its Center for African Studies (https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/africa) beginning August 2024. The mission of CAS is to promote global understanding through support for teaching, learning, and research on Africa. CAS is the most recently established area studies center within the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), which now includes seven area and thematic studies centers, six of which are funded as National Resource Centers by the U.S. Department of Education, including the Center for African Studies. The successful applicant will join the appropriate disciplinary home in one (1) of three (3) schools at the University: the School of Education (Department of Health and Human Development), the School of Computing and Information (Department of Informatics and Networked Systems, Department of Computer Science, and/or Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship), or the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (Department of Africana Studies, Department of History, Department of Political Science, and/or Department of History of Art and Architecture).

SCI's department chairs developed a successful proposal to UCIS, and encouraged involvement of the school in this search. Thank you to Daqing He, Mary Kay Biagini, and Daniel Mosse'. 

Search co-chairs: Keila Grinberg (Director of the Center for Latin American Studiesa and Professor of History) and Nancy Condee (Director of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and Professor of Slavic and Film Studies


Appointment-Track Positions

Computer Science & Data Science

We invite applications for Teaching Assistant Professor in the fields of computer science and data science, with an anticipated start date in Fall 2024. We are seeking candidates who are enthusiastic about employing pedagogical approaches and inclusive practices in teaching computer science and data science. In computer science, we seek candidates who can contribute to Software Engineering, Cloud Computing, Mathematical and Statistical Foundations of Computing, Quantum Computing, High-Performance Computing, Theory and Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Databases. For data science, we are looking for candidates who can play a vital role in supporting the growth of the School’s Applied Data-Driven Methods graduate certificate, actively engage in our interdisciplinary undergraduate data science program, and contribute to the creation of new professional graduate pathways. For both computer science and data science, there are numerous opportunities to innovate curriculum, teach courses, and participate in interdisciplinary academic programs.

Application reviews will begin immediately. For best consideration, please apply by March 1, 2024. We anticipate on campus interviews will begin in February 2024. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2024. Questions about the search and/or application status should be emailed to sci-recruit@pitt.edu.


Visiting Faculty Positions

Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor

We are conducting a search for visiting teaching faculty positions in computer science, information science, and data science. Our visiting positions are one-year academic appointments.   These positions offer exciting opportunities to teach and develop novel undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science, information science, library science, and networked systems, including the rethinking of curricula to reflect emerging concepts, new skills, and the integration of computing and information into other disciplines.  We strongly encourage applications from scholars who have experience working with diverse students and have made an investment in embedding inclusion in their teaching.  Individuals filling these openings will have a unique opportunity to develop inclusive curricula foundational to an intellectually vibrant and successful academic community.

Application review will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  We anticipate that individuals will be invited to interview on campus starting in February 2024.  For best consideration, please apply by January 15, 2024.  The anticipated start date is September 2024.