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Open Rank Academic Faculty - Computer and Cyber Sciences



Open Rank Academic Faculty - Computer and Cyber Sciences

Augusta University


Job Summary
Job ID: 254047
Position #: 40044884

The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Augusta University invites applications for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at all ranks in the following disciplines: computer science, cybersecurity, data science, biomedical systems engineering and information systems. There are nine positions available, and hiring will continue on a rolling basis until positions are filled. If you have any questions, please reach out to ccs@augusta.edu.

The School was founded in 2017 with the mission to provide high-engagement, state-of-the-art education, and research across its Computer Science, Information Technology, and Cybersecurity disciplines, and with the vision of becoming a national leader in Cybersecurity. The School is undergoing an unprecedented transformation and growth, starting the most recent academic with over 40 faculty, as we are becoming a comprehensive research college with national prominence, matching Augusta University's designation as Georgia fourth comprehensive research university. The school offers degrees at Doctoral, Masters and Undergraduates levels. The school has a rapidly increasing research momentum with more than 5 million dollars of new funding from NSF, DOD, and NSA within the past 18 months.

Augusta, Georgia is becoming a primary hub for cybersecurity in the United States, and the area is poised for explosive development. It is located at the center of a number of academic, governmental and corporate partnerships critical to the nation's cyber security, including the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, the National Security Agency Georgia, the home of the United States Army Cyber Command, and the nearby Savannah River National Laboratory in South Carolina. The State of Georgia invested $100M in the Georgia Cyber Center at Augusta University, a 325,000-square-foot research and education facility which opened in 2018 and is home to the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

Augusta University has embarked on an ambitious, multi-year effort to significantly expand its computing, cybersecurity, and data science activities. Information about the school and a description of open positions are available on the school website at http://www.augusta.edu/ccs.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the potential for sustained research excellence as well as a commitment to quality in undergraduate and graduate education. The target appointment date is Fall 2023.

Responsibilities
Teaching Expectation: Teach up to a 3/3 workload per semester during the academic year as assigned by the Dean, to include all of the duties and obligations expected of a college professor not limited to, but including grading, maintaining regular office hours, class preparations, and following university policies regarding teaching.

Research expectation: Persistent scholarship leading to national/international recognition and impact. Key measures of success include publications and presentations appropriate to your field, which can include articles on instruction in your field as well as other activities.

Service Expectation: Service to the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences and Augusta University as requested by the Dean, service to the student body, and service to the profession, including local, regional, and national/international leadership within the discipline.

Required Qualifications
PhD in Computer Science, Information Technology or Cybersecurity

Assistant Professor - this rank requires a doctoral degree in computer science, information systems, cybersecurity, computer engineering or related disciplines. The candidate must have an active research program with publications appearing in high quality venues, including journals and conference proceedings.

Associate Professor -- this rank requires a doctoral degree in computer science, information systems, cybersecurity, computer engineering or related disciplines. At least five years at the rank of Assistant Professor or comparable training, background, and experience are required. The candidate must have an active externally-funded research program with a strong record of publications appearing in high quality venues, including journals and conference proceedings, and commensurate with being an emerging research leader in their discipline. The candidate must be visible within their research community as indicated by membership on the technical program committees of established conferences. The candidate must have a record of mentoring graduate students, introducing them to research, and leading them to graduation.

Professor (full) -- This rank requires a doctoral degree in computer science, information systems, cybersecurity, computer engineering or related disciplines. At least five years at the rank of Associate Professor or comparable training, background, and experience are required. The candidate must have an active externally-funded research program and a strong record of competitive federal or state research funding. The candidate must have an outstanding record of publications appearing in high quality venues, including journals and conference proceedings, and commensurate with being a recognized research leader in their discipline. The candidate must be highly visible within their research community as indicated by chairing the technical program committees of established conferences and/or by serving on the editorial boards of leading journals. The candidate must have a proven record of mentoring doctoral students and successfully leading them to graduation.

Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:

Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;
Evidence of ability as a teacher;
Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;
Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,
Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.

Shift/Salary/Benefits
This position is academic year based and typically works August through May, depending on dates outlined in offer letter and yearly contract.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0.

Assistant Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Associate Professor-Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Professor-Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines:

https://www.augusta.edu/hr/faculty-support-ser/procedures/augusta_university_promotion_tenure_guidelines_feb_2020.pdf

College/Department Information
Augusta University's School of Computer & Cyber Sciences is located at the center of many academic, governmental and corporate partnerships critical to the nation's cyber security and technology enterprise, including the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, the National Security Agency, Savannah River National Laboratory, and the U.S. Army Cyber Command, we are laying the foundation for a future of great opportunities all around. Now is the time to be a part of Augusta University's newest college! Our faculty bring valuable, practical skills into the classroom. Our students are innovators, doers and thinkers. The opportunities are boundless for you to pursue life-changing education at the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences. And we're just getting started.

About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Location
Augusta University:
Health Sciences Campus:
1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Summerville Campus:
2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904
Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at http://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty.

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

To apply, please visit: https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=12000&JobOpeningId=254047&PostingSeq=1







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