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Job no: 516548
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Computer Science
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
Applications Open: Nov 10 2022
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The Richard A. Miner School of Computer & Information Sciences (CIS) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty positions and two tenure-track open rank faculty positions (4 positions in total) to start in September 2023. The Miner School of Computer & Information Sciences (CIS) was launched in Summer 2022 and named in honor of distinguished alumnus Rich Miner, co-founder of Android, the company and mobile operating system that Google acquired and launched.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell:

Located about 25 miles northwest of Boston in the high-tech corridor of Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a tier-1 research university with a national reputation in science, engineering, and technology. UMass Lowell is committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world, and to conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental, and social health of the region. We seek a diverse talented candidate pool to be part of our mission and achievements.

The Miner School of Computer & Information Sciences:

The School currently has 24 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 7 full-time teaching faculty members, 2 visiting lecturers, and a few adjunct instructors serving 1014 Computer Science (CS) BS students, 275 CS-MS students, and 73 CS-PhD students. It also offers a BS, an MS and an AS (Associate of Science) in Information Technology (IT) online with 677, 116, and 76 students respectively (Information Technology degrees courses are taught by a separate faculty body). It offers bioinformatics options, a robotics minor, a data science option, a cybersecurity option, and a PhD in computational mathematics. The School is looking to fill a number of tenure-track/tenured positions in the next few years. The CIS faculty has received approximately $10m in the last two years in external research funding from the NSF, DARPA, DOD, DHE, NIH, and corporations. Research Awards have more than quadrupled and research expenditures have more than doubled over the last five years. The School has 6 NSF CAREER Award recipients. More information about the School can be found at https://www.uml.edu/sciences/computer-science/.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Applicants must hold a PhD. in computer and information sciences or a closely related discipline and must be committed to developing and sustaining externally-funded research programs
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong potential to establish and maintain substantial research, teaching, and service, including the ability to publish refereed publications, obtain competitive external grants, and supervisor postgraduate students
  • Applicants should have demonstrated capability of academic management and leadership
  • Successful applicants will develop a strong network of collaborations with established national and/or international researchers, leading to significant impact in computer and information sciences and related fields

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Outstanding candidates in all areas of computer and information science will be considered, and are encouraged to apply. In addition to developing a strong research program, a successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including school core and specialty areas based on the candidate's expertise.
  • The ideal candidate should establish a vigorous externally funded research program, show great potential for excellence in teaching, and promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2023. Applications received by January 31, 2023 will be given full consideration with applications continuing to be considered after that date until the positions are filled. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please include the following required documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Diversity Statement including experience with and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population
  • Publication List
  • Names (full name) and contact information (including email addresses) of three references will be required at the time of application; the system will automatically generate and send a request to letter writers. References will be contacted for a letter of reference. References will be required to upload recommendation letters to our online portal. Only recommendation letters that are uploaded to the system by the referee will be accepted. Neither emailed or hard-copy letters will be accepted. Three letters of reference are required.

Organization

Working at University of Massachusetts Lowell

Located in the culturally and historically rich Merrimack.

Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a vibrant research university that offers its 13,000 students more than 120 bachelor’s, master’s, professional master’s and doctoral degree programs. Exciting opportunities in experiential and service learning, scholarship, community engagement, and international partnerships can be found across the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering; Management; Sciences; School of Health and Environment; and Graduate School of Education.

This is a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity at UMass Lowell. Student enrollment and retention have improved annually. Research funding and alumni giving have increased significantly and the campus has embarked on the construction of two new academic buildings: the Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center and the Health & Social Sciences Building.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to enhance the intellectual, personal and cultural development of its students through excellent, affordable educational programs. The University seeks to meet the needs of the Commonwealth today and into the future and supports the development of sustainable technologies and communities through its teaching, research, scholarship and engagement.

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