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Assistant/Associate Professor - Informatics

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About UMass Amherst

The College of Information and Computer Sciences was created in 2015 and is rapidly building on the foundation of our strong computer science program. Our faculty are remarkably collaborative and are involved in interdisciplinary research with many other departments and universities. We have a long history of working with industry, and the new centers in data science, cybersecurity, smart and connected society, and computational social science, are aggressively expanding the range of industry partners and funding. For more information, visit https://cics.umass.edu.
 
The University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://www.umass.edu), the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is a nationally ranked public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The 1,430 acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, with easy access to Boston and New York City. UMass Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network.
 
Our college is highly supportive of junior faculty, providing both formal and informal mentoring. Many of our faculty are involved in interdisciplinary research, working closely with other departments including statistics/mathematics, linguistics, electrical and industrial engineering, biology, physics, behavioral sciences, economics, political science, and nursing, as well as new green initiatives. Amherst, a historic New England town, is the center of a vibrant and culturally rich area that includes five colleges. For more information about our college, visit https://cics.umass.edu.

Job Description:

The College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) invites applications for tenure-track faculty at the Associate and Assistant Professor levels from computer scientists whose research applies a computational lens to challenges from other disciplines. Exceptional candidates at other ranks may be considered. This position is part of a new initiative to develop a top-quality informatics program based on our highly-rated computer science program and our significant interdisciplinary collaborations such as the Computational Social Science Institute and the Center for Data Science.
 
Candidates are expected to help build a nationally recognized research group and provide leadership in the formation of a new informatics program in the college, including developing and teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. We are accepting applications in all areas of interdisciplinary computer science research, but have the strongest need for individuals in bioinformatics, health informatics, computational biology, computational social science, information retrieval, and information visualization.

Requirements:

Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science or a related area and should show evidence of exceptional research capability. A record of applying computer science in another discipline is strongly preferred.

Additional Information:

Starting Date: January 20, 2019 or September 1, 2019. Other start dates (i.e. Spring 2020) may be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.
 
Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Inquiries and requests for more information can be sent to: [email protected]umass.edu.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching interests, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

 

 

 

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Job No: R495184
Posted: 11/27/2018
Application Due: 1/26/2019
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