The University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences is looking for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Web Science in Pittsburgh, PA. According to the post, the candidate should have deep knowledge of “Data-intensive scholarship; Information visualization; Data mining; Semantic web; [and] Web engineering.” It states, “The University of Pittsburgh has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, while the iSchool security curriculum has been certified by the Committee on National System Security (CNSS) as meeting the national standards for information security education. In Web Science, numerous opportunities exist for collaboration on large-scale Web Service projects, including collaboration with the Center for Biomedical Informatics and the Intelligent Systems Program at Pitt.”

It continues, “Candidates who bridge disciplinary areas are specifically encouraged to apply.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong interest and current awareness of the technological and cultural context in which their knowledge contributes to issues of contemporary society.  As the school offers an online degree program in addition to on-campus programs, candidates with complementary expertise and experience in educational technologies are encouraged to apply.”

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