Senior Research Associate

Wilmington, North Carolina
May 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Senior Research Associate
Department: Computer Science - 32331
Vacancy Number: E174
Position Number: 7943
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The work is centered on developing solutions for problems identified by sponsors both internal (UNCW) and external. Determine ways to translate the research solutions into academic scholarly work and commercial opportunities via patents, licenses, or business spinouts.

Minimum Requirements:
Ph.D. in Computer Science or Engineering
3 years experience in a soft money research lab
3 years experience in developing deep learning solutions focused on face recognition or facial analytics, biometric, identity science, computer vision, and machine learning.
Experience managing others, faculty, students, and staff
10 publications in the computer vision or machine learning space

Preferred Qualifications:
5 years experience in developing solutions for sponsored research in computer vision, biometrics, deep learning, and other machine learning techniques.
5 years experience managing research projects and teams.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Computer Science is a community of scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship, research, and service. It strives for excellence in teaching and offers a modern curriculum leading to an undergraduate degree in computer science. It considers the use of experiential education, including project-based software development and internships, to be essential for effective learning. The department is committed to preparing its students for careers in the emerging knowledge-based economy and helping them become life-long learners.
The department seeks to enrich the learning environment through the active professional development of its faculty. The department is committed to providing leadership in the use of emerging computer and communication technologies both on campus and in the surrounding region. The department regularly sponsors lectures and other activities to enrich the academic life of the campus and the community at-large.

College/School Information:
The I3S Institute is a trans-disciplinary institute focused on solving problems in the technology and humanities space. The I3S is located on the campus of UNCW.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 15,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Months Per Year: 12 Months
Position Type: Time-limited
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions: 06/30/2018
Job Posting Date: 05/19/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 06/19/2017

Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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