University of Pittsburgh, School of Computing and Information

Position ID:University of Pittsburgh-School of Computing and Information-ASFP [#20791]
Position Title: Appointment Stream Faculty Position - Computer Science
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, United States
Subject Area: Computer Science / Data Science
Appl Deadline:2022/12/14 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/12/14, listed until 2022/12/14)
Position Description:    

Appointment-Stream Faculty Positions 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 more than twenty-five faculty members, and we are continuing our growth with multiple faculty openings this year.

The University of Pittsburgh is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. SCI is 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. Candidates whose research, teaching and service contribute to the academic diversity of our campus and who have demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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.

About the Department of Computer Science The Department of Computer Science (CS) ( is one of the oldest CS departments in the country. It is one of the three departments in the School of Computing and Information. We are located in Pittsburgh, PA, frequently voted as one of the most livable cities in the U.S., with a vibrant education, technology, culture and sports environment. The Pittsburgh "story" is one of resilience and adaptation, which made the city known for its "eds and meds" (education and medical institutions) on the national and international stage. Our department is a community that includes 22 full-time tenure-stream faculty, nine appointment-stream faculty, more than 100 graduate students, more than 900 pre-CS/CS majors and thousands of alumni. The department places a high priority on diversity, social justice and inclusive excellence in research and teaching. The department currently features nine faculty members with Artificial Intelligence (AI) as one of their primary research areas, working on a diverse portfolio of federally funded projects, with collaborations spanning multiple other disciplines in addition to computer science, such as medicine, information science, law, psychology, political science, learning sciences, engineering, etc.

Appointment-Stream Positions The Department of Computer Science is inviting applications for two teaching assistant professor positions (in the appointment stream) with an anticipated starting date of Fall 2022. 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. Appointment-stream faculty are full-time faculty with long-term career advancement opportunities that mirror tenure-track faculty lines. Appointment stream faculty are fully integrated into the operations of the department, school, and university and are encouraged to mentor undergraduate research.

Required Qualifications: Applicants for the Teaching Assistant Professor position should have a PhD in computer science or a closely related discipline. Candidates should have the required degrees by September 1, 2022.

Preferred Qualifications: Successful candidates should hold a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related area and have a proven track record of excellence in effective teaching, including teaching courses as primary instructor, course and curriculum development, pedagogy innovation, student extra-curricular activities and inclusive education teaching practices.

Application Process

Individuals interested in these openings may apply at Please provide the following:

• A cover letter that reflects on your interest,

• a curriculum vitae,

• a teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy,

• a diversity statement that highlights your experiences with diversity in teaching as well as service, and your potential to support SCI's commitment to building and fostering an inclusive environment,

• the names and contact information for at least three recommenders, and

• teaching evaluations, if available

Application review will begin immediately. We anticipate that interviews will begin mid-to-late January. For best consideration, please apply by January 3, 2022. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2022. Questions about this position and/or application status should be emailed to The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.

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