Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Computer Science (2 Positions)

Location
Lowell, MA
Posted
Feb 13, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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Institution:
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Computer Science (2 Positions)

Department:
Computer Science

Job Reference Number:
0081780

Posting Date:
12-13-2016

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

For Open until Filled positions, initial review of applications will begin:
12-20-2016

Position Status:
Job Opening
Full-time
Benefited

Anticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience

General Summary of Position:
The University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Computer Science invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor rank, to start in September 2017.

We are looking to hire outstanding candidates in the preferred areas of cyber security and data science. Strong candidates in other areas will also be considered. The Department of Computer Science has an excellent track record of research accomplishment and external funding, with current strong and growing areas including cyber security, data science, robotics, and web programming. Candidates with the ability to strengthen these areas, and who can also strengthen the overall interdisciplinary role Computer Science is taking in all sciences and disciplines, will be given preference. Very strong candidates in all other areas will also be considered.

Candidates will be expected to develop their own research program and encouraged to contribute to the collaborative research of existing departmental groups as well as to interdisciplinary endeavors across the campus and beyond. Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including department core and specialty areas based on the candidate's expertise.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a tier-1 public research university with a national reputation in science, engineering, and technology. It is committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world, and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental, and social health of the region. In February of 2009, a campus-wide strategic planning initiative was launched to re-position UMass Lowell as a world-class institution over the next decade. A major component of that initiative is to ensure that diversity and inclusion is in every aspect of our strategic plan. We seek a diverse talented candidate pool to be part of our mission and achievements.

UMass Lowell is located about 25 miles northwest of Boston in the high-tech corridor of Massachusetts. The Department of Computer Science currently has 15 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 3 full-time lecturers, and a few adjunct instructors serving close to 700 BS students, 120 MS students, and over 60 PhD students. It also offers an MS in Information Technology on-line program with over 100 students and a BS in Information Technology on-line program with about 1,200 students. It offers bioinformatics options at all levels, a robotics minor, a data science option, and a PhD in computational mathematics. We have hired several tenure-track/tenured faculty members in the past recent years, and expect this to continue.

The Computer Science faculty have received approximately $8M in the last two years in external research funding from the NSF, DARPA, DOD, DOE-EM, DHE, NIH, and from corporations. The Department has five NSF CAREER Award recipients. More information about the Department can be found at www.cs.uml.edu. Apply on-line through the University of Massachusetts Lowell's website at http://jobs.uml.edu under "Faculty Positions".

Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply

The University of Massachusetts is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal. We encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-By the time of appointment, applicants must either have a PhD degree from a US university, or have at least one year as a post-doctoral researcher at a US university or US research lab

Other Considerations:
-Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including department core and specialty areas based on the candidate's expertise.
-Candidates will be expected to develop their own research program and encouraged to contribute to the collaborative research of existing departmental groups.
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
Writing Sample- Research Publications
Research Statement

Optional Applicant Documents:
Teaching Evaluations

Special Instructions to Applicants:
*Three letters of reference will be required (Email addresses of three referees will be required during the on-line application process)

Review of applications will begin December 20, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled. However, the positions may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

***Applications received by January 20, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Quicklink for Posting:
jobs.uml.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55220

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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