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Position at University of Pittsburgh

From: Richard Cox <rcox>
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2000
Faculty position
The Department of Library and Information Science
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Library and Information Science of the School of
Information Sciences of the University of Pittsburgh is seeking
applicants for a tenure track teaching and research position. The
University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher
Education is a nonsectarian, coeducational, state-related, public
research university enrolling 32,300 students and employing 9,600
faculty members, research associates, and staff.  The School of
Information Sciences is an internationally known leader in educating
individuals for the information professions.

The School is looking for a faculty member qualified to teach
courses and conduct research in archives, records management,
preservation, digital preservation, and electronic records systems
and management.  The School is looking for a colleague who has
substantial understanding of archival science and records management
from a variety of organizational perspectives, especially in an
electronic environment from both a theoretical and practical
perspective and as relates to the library and information sciences.

The successful candidate will assist in the development of a leading
program for the education of records professionals in the modern
information disciplines.  The School seeks a colleague who can
direct doctoral research and provide leadership in advancing
theoretical and professional issues related to the management of
archives and records in all organizational settings.  The School is
most interested in individuals with energy, imagination, and an
outstanding commitment to the importance of records in the modern
information professions and the implications of the Internet, World
Wide Web, and networking for archival and records management.

Qualifications include an earned doctorate, demonstrated excellence
in teaching, and demonstrated potential for a record of excellence
in research and publication.  Relevant professional practice in
archives or records management programs or research libraries and a
successful record of securing grants are highly desirable.
Consideration will be given to doctoral candidates who are in the
final phase of their dissertation research and defense.

The University of Pittsburgh offers a high level of staff and
technological support for teaching and research, an atmosphere of
collegiality, and a multicultural and diversified faculty and
student body.  The School of Information Sciences is one of the
largest in the country, offering opportunity and commitment to the
creative use of innovative technology.  The School has a fully
equipped computer laboratory.  The School's archives and records
management program is highly regarded and internationally known. The
School is in the process of creating a separate masters degree in
archival studies.

The appointment is at the level of Assistant Professor, although
consideration will be given, depending on qualifications, for an
appointment to be made at the Associate Professor level.  Salary is
negotiable.  Preferred starting date is September 2001.  Please send
resume and representative publications and provide three names for
reference to

    Dr. Richard J. Cox
    Chair, DLIS Faculty Search Committee
    School of Information Sciences
    University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh PA 15260
    Fax: 412-648-7001
    rcox [at] mail__sis__pitt__edu

In the application materials, interested parties should have
prepared a brief statement on how they believe they would fit into
the School's programs based on a review of the School's homepage at
<URL:>.  Consideration of applicants will
begin on November 1, 2000 and continue until the position is filled.

The School is particularly interested in applications from minority
candidates.  The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity,
Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages women and
minorities to apply.

Richard J. Cox
Department of Library and Information Sciences
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Fax: 412-648-7001

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