Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Data Science (2 positions)

Job Details

Working Title:

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Data Science (2 positions)

Department:

School of Computing-9301

Requisition Number:

F_210165

Posting Open Date:

10/14/2021

Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date):

12/01/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Description of Work:

The brand-new School of Computing (formerly Department of Computer Science and Engineering) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks two faculty members at any rank in data science, informatics, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and related areas. Such research areas are ubiquitous in myriad application areas spanning both UNL campuses. These positions are motivated by the School’s strategic plan to establish top programs in the development of transformative technologies for human health, agriculture, biocomputing, and robotics, and is part of a multi-year strategic hiring initiative. This goal builds upon the School’s existing strengths in informatics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Candidates currently in an Associate Professor role are encouraged to apply.

As part of this initiative, the School of Computing (https://computing.unl.edu) invites applications for two tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in AI/informatics/data science/machine learning at the Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor level. The successful candidates will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate academic programs within the School and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching.

The School of Computing was formed in August 2021 and consists of 45 faculty, 900 undergraduate students, and 125 graduate students. UNL offers an outstanding infrastructure for conducting research, including a remotely accessible city-wide wireless testbed, indoor and outdoor aerial robotics facilities, access to farm test plots, a full range of computing facilities, and the Holland Computing Center (https://hcc.unl.edu). Opportunities for collaborations include the College of Engineering; Center for Digital Research in the Humanities; Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior; the School of Biological Sciences; the Center for Intelligent Healthcare at the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants must have a record of strong scholarly achievement and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

Candidates at the assistant professor level must have the potential to establish a strong externally funded research program, while candidates at the associate or full professor level are expected to have an outstanding publication record, a history of funded research, and a strong national/international reputation in the areas of data science, informatics, and artificial intelligence/machine learning. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with demonstrated cross-disciplinary research experience are particularly encouraged to apply.

Criminal History Background Check Required:

No

How to Apply:

Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  1. A cover letter.
  2. CV.
  3. Research, teaching and diversity statements.
  4. List of three references.
Note, please combine teaching, research and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as “Other Document.”

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the rubrics used by our search committees to evaluate candidate statements: https://engineering.unl.edu/candidate-statements. After review of applications begins, those with any missing required statement may not be given full consideration.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Nancy Re, Human Resources Specialist, [email protected]

Job Category (old):

Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading

Job Type:

9 Month

Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?:

No

Organization

Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Benefits
The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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