Assistant Prof/Associate Prof/Professor, SICCS-603261

Flagstaff, Arizona
Commensurate with experience.
Jul 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Prof/Associate Prof/Professor, SICCS-603261              

The School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems (SICCS) and Northern Arizona University is a new and rapidly-growing academic unit at Northern Arizona University that brings together expertise in computer science, electrical engineering, eco/environmental informatics, and bio/health informatics. Our core mission is to integrate developing scientific and engineering knowledge around computation, data, and systems with traditional disciplines to drive breakthroughs that address key 21st-century challenges. Our faculty are shaping the School’s ground-breaking research programs and the development of its innovative academic programs. They also have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers at institutes and centers across campus, including the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute, the Center for Bioengineering Innovation, the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research, and the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society. Exceptional candidates in all areas of informatics and computation are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who are merging fundamental theory, concepts and approaches with interdisciplinary domain knowledge to address key societal challenges. Areas of interest include:

  • Health and bioinformatics, including quantitative epidemiology, infectious disease modeling, biostatistics, wearables, mobile health, microbial ecology, metagenomics, data analysis for high throughput and next-generation sequencing, molecular evolution, and diagnostics design.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in Computer Science, Informatics, Biology, or a field closely related to the above research areas at the time of appointment. Candidates for Assistant Professor positions should demonstrate the potential for high-quality scholarship and candidates for Associate and Professor positions are expected to have established themselves as innovative and productive scholars. Successful candidates will grow their independent externally funded research programs with the opportunity to engage in collaborations with a diverse body of researchers in SICCS and across NAU. Successful candidates will also participate in the development and support of our undergraduate and graduate curricular programs. A full-time 9-month position.  At the Assistant Professor rank, the position is tenure-track.  At the Associate Professor and Professor rank the position may or may not be tenured based on qualifications and experience as guided by COFS and college/unit criteria for promotion.  Appointment begins August 20, 2018.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor:

  • Earned doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Sc.D.) conferred in Computer Science, Informatics, Biology, or closely related field by August 2018.

Minimum qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor include all of the above, and:

  • Associate Professor rank (or experience as Assistant Professor meriting promotion to the rank of Associate Professor) and research and teaching experience in a university setting.

Minimum qualifications for the rank of Professor (or experience as Associate Professor meriting promotion to the rank of Professor) include all of the above, and:

  • Professor rank and research and teaching experience in a university setting.

Annual Salary: Commensurate to qualifications and experience and determined by professional rank at hire.

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin on September 20, 2017 and will continue until vacancy is filled or closed.

                                         Please see for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online!  NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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