Assistant Professor

Location
Fayetteville, AR
Posted
Sep 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number F343P

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/22724

Working Title Assistant Professor

Department Computer Science & Computer Engineering

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

The College of Engineering consists of eight departments that offer BS degrees in nine disciplines, MS degrees in ten disciplines, and a PhD degree in Engineering with several concentrations. The undergraduate enrollment in the college currently stands at nearly 4,000 and the graduate enrollment stands at over 950. The college has 114 tenure/tenure-track full-time faculty associated with it and externally funded annual research expenditures of approximately $19M. The college is a partner in a newly created NSF Engineering Research Center and multiple NSF I/UCRCs.



About the College/Department

The CSCE Department offers BS and MS degrees in Computer Science and in Computer Engineering as well as PhD degrees in Engineering with Computer Science or Computer Engineering as concentrations. The department consists of 18 full-time faculty members and is housed in the state-of-the-art J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Center for Academic Excellence with modern faculty offices, laboratories suitable for computational research, and classrooms. The Department is active in research and the average amount of new research awards per tenure-track faculty member is more than $168K per year for the past two fiscal years. There are four endowed chairs in the Department. Four of our faculty members are NSF CAREER award recipients. In addition, the Department is a strong participant in the University's High Performance Computing (HPC) Center that allows its students and faculty access to additional computing resources.

The College of Engineering consists of eight departments that offer BS degrees in nine disciplines, MS degrees in ten disciplines, and a PhD degree in Engineering with several concentrations. The undergraduate enrollment in the college currently stands at nearly 4,000 and the graduate enrollment stands at over 950. The college has 114 tenure/tenure-track full-time faculty associated with it and externally funded annual research expenditures of approximately $19M. The college is a partner in a newly created NSF Engineering Research Center and multiple NSF I/UCRCs.



Department Home Page http://computer-science-and-computer-engineering.uark.edu/

Job Type Faculty

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate with education and/or experience

Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Center for Academic Excellence

Summary of Job Duties

The Assistant Professor job responsibilities include teaching, research, and service at the Computer Science and Computer Engineering Department. This position will conduct research leading to scholarly publications in the appropriate area, write proposals to obtain external funding, establish an independent research program supported by external funding, develop graduate and undergraduate courses, provide curriculum material, construct syllabi, provide classroom instruction, write and administer exams, prepare and evaluate students, mentor students, serve on various faculty and student-oriented committees, exhibit participation and leadership in related professional societies, and participate in the faculty decision-making for the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering.



Minimum Qualifications

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or closely related discipline conferred by the start of employment
  • Must present a promising track record in scholarship through refereed publications in conferences and/or journals
  • Must have expertise in big data analytics, artificial intelligence, or machine learning


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience teaching in the field of computer science, computer engineering, or related discipline in an accredited, higher education environment
  • Exposure to writing grant proposals


Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally

  • Driving
  • Feeling

Frequently

  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Talking
  • Walking

Constantly

  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.



Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check


Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.





Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 12/15/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date 08/13/2018

Recruitment Contact Information

Inquiries or questions may be directed to:

Dr. Susan Gauch
Chair, CSCE faculty Search Committee
Search2018@mailman.uark.edu
479-575-4964

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.



Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.



Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR




Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Philosophy
  5. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status

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