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Our people are the fabric of the INI.

At the INI, we shape the future by preparing the next generation of tech movers and shakers through graduate programs in information networking, security and mobile & IoT engineering. 

We believe our people—students, alumni, faculty and staff—are our core strength. If you are committed to working in a culturally diverse environment and are willing to play an active role in making the INI a welcoming, inspiring and inclusive place for all, then we want to hear from you.

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Over 3 decades of excellence in graduate education.

Founded in 1989 as the nation's first research and education center devoted to information networking. 

Explore INI's History

Did you know? 

  • Wi-Fi was born at the INI. The INI's first director, Alex Hills, created the first Wi-Fi campus network, Wireless Andrew, bringing higher education into the 21st century.
  • We're a pioneer in cybersecurity education. INI was among the first in the nation to offer a degree in cybersecurity.

'My Heart is in the Network': INI 25th Anniversary Video


Open Faculty Positions

INI Associate Director and Director of Academic Affairs

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

The Information Networking Institute (INI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is soliciting applications for the INI Associate Director and Director of Academic Affairs position at CMU’s main campus in Pittsburgh, PA. The position will work closely with the INI director and have administrative responsibilities related to curricula, faculty and academic activities, in addition to teaching duties.

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INI Teaching Track and Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions 2023-24

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

The Information Networking Institute (INI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is soliciting applications for faculty at all levels for CMU’s main campus in Pittsburgh, PA. We are primarily seeking teaching track faculty candidates, however there are opportunities for special track faculty and/or research track faculty jointly with other departments at Carnegie Mellon.

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Adjunct Instructor Opportunities 

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

The Information Networking Institute (INI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is soliciting applications for adjunct instructor(s) to teach courses within the INI’s graduate programs in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Open Staff Positions

Executive Assistant to the Director

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

We are searching for an Executive Assistant to join the INI Director’s office. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will contribute to the department by providing advanced executive support to the director, and such other tasks as assigned to you.

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Why Work at INI? Faculty Perspectives

student award recipient

Celebrate and honor outstanding graduates as they embark on the next chapter of their lives

Every year, faculty and staff nominate students to receive graduation awards at the INI Diploma Ceremony. 

GOINI and WINI 2019

Foster a diverse and inclusive community of support

Work with dedicated student leaders from Women @ INI (WINI) and GOINI to foster a welcoming and inspiring community for all INI students during their time in graduate school.

Practicum Faculty

Support hands-on opportunities for academic and professional growth

Through the practicum experience, teams of INI students collaborate with industry sponsors to tackle problems, pilot new ideas and develop solutions for top companies, agencies and organizations. 



Collaborate with campus partners on innovative educational outreach and research

INI faculty and students have the opportunity to contribute to picoCTF, the largest cybersecurity hacking contest for middle and high school students, created by security experts at Carnegie Mellon University.

Culture Matters Here

We value excellence, integrity, respect, collegiality, interdisciplinarity, and community engagement, all within a diverse and inclusive environment.

Diverse community of graduate students representing over a dozen countries
Global network of 2,300+ alumni
Interdisciplinary teaching and research expertise from 4 highly ranked CMU colleges

See what CMU has to offer

Do you see yourself at Carnegie Mellon University? Visit Careers@CMU to learn more.

Carnegie Mellon University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways.