Open Rank, Tenure Track - Computer Science and Engineering
Open Rank, Tenure Track - Computer Science and EngineeringCampus:
College of Engineering and ComputingDepartment:
CEC Computer Science and EngineeringAdvertised Salary Range:
Commensurate with experiencePart/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis :
9 monthsWork County:
Tenure-Track/TenuredJob Search Category:
FacultyAdvertised Job Summary:
The Artificial Intelligence Institute (AIISC, http://aiisc.ai), the SC Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Consortium (USCAND, http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/scand/) of University of South Carolina invite applications for an open-rank tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the intersection of Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Both USCAND and AIISC resulted from the UofSC’s university-wide excellence initiative in 2019. AIISC seeks to establish UofSC as the leader in the Southeast United States in AI through impact-driven core AI and interdisciplinary AI research. AIISC has translational research projects with almost all colleges of UofSC. USCAND seeks to expand existing expertise in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders to accelerate interdisciplinary efforts in basic, clinical, and intervention research and education in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Successful candidates will conduct their research at the intersection of USCAND and AIISC, and will have a research office in AIISC’s exceptional new space (10,000 sq ft that will further grow to 20,000 sq ft). The position may have a joint appointment in either (a) the Department of Computer Science and Engineering or another department in the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) or (b) the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science. We are also open to considering other joint or primary appointment arrangements that would be optimal for the candidate’s research program. All relevant departments have highly successful funded research and strong academic programs. Many faculty engage in interdisciplinary research, which is encouraged. A successful for a position as a tenured professor will have a vibrant established research program with a history of funding, evidence of successful teaching, leadership experience, and real-world impact. A successful industry candidate will have an established record of research, and a demonstrated ability to be an effective ability to be an effective teacher and mentor.
Some research areas we are excited about include (but are not limited to):
●Data-driven dynamic models of large-scale neural or behavioral data.
●Neural computations underlying naturalistic behavior.
●Neural-inspired sparse sensing and control for biological and engineered systems.
●AI, big data, and/or cyber-physical systems with relevance to neurocognition, brain-inspired computing, cognitive and perceptual computing, and/or neuroscience applications.
Applicants at the Assistant Professor rank must have a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computer science/engineering, psychology or a closely related field at the intersection AI and cognitive science by the beginning date of employment (ABDs considered) and have a demonstrated superior record of research accomplishments. Applicants at the Associate Professor rank must have in an additional 6 years of relevant experience; and applicants at the Full Professor rank must have at least 9 years of relevant experience.Preferred Qualifications:
A successful candidate for a position as a tenured professor will have a vibrant established research program with a history of funding, evidence of successful teaching, leadership experience, and real-world impact. A successful industry candidate will have an established record of research, and a demonstrated ability to be an effective ability to be an effective teacher and mentor.Desired Start Date:
08/16/2021Job Open Date:
11/10/2020Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
The review of applications will begin December 16, 2020 and the position will remain open until filled. Expected start date is August 16, 2021. Interested applicants will need to apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/. Interested applicants will apply to this posting with: 1) a letter of intent, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a brief research statement, 4) a one-page teaching statement, 5) and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references (letters will be requested for finalists). In their optional application materials candidates are encouraged to include a statement about their past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and/or service.
Applicants must apply using their full legal name. Questions may be directed to:
Artificial Intelligence Director, Professor Amit Sheth [email protected]
Psychology Department Chair, Professor Jane Roberts [email protected]
This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.Quicklink for Posting:
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