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Tenure Track Asst Professor - School of Computing, University of Wyoming

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) of the University of Wyoming includes 10 departments and the newly formed School of Computing. The College prides itself on research innovation, teaching excellence, industrial engagement, and broader societal impact. With a significantly increased budget, we have embarked on a transformational journey to become a Tier-1 Institution, recognized nationally for academic excellence and world-class research. This includes new state-of-the-art facilities and dedicated funding for research initiatives. We are hiring a cohort of new faculty across the College, and we seek to attract a diverse and inclusive group of talented early-stage faculty and established researchers.

The School of Computing (SoC) at the University of Wyoming (UW) invites applications for multiple tenure-track Assistant Professor positions whose research in applied computer science and engineering is driven by new and advanced computing technologies and a desire to contribute to and be embedded in transdisciplinary Grand Challenge scale problems. Successful candidates will have their tenure home in the School of Computing, with a joint or adjunct position in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science  or another appropriate department. While we welcome applications from candidates in all applied computing areas, we particularly encourage applications from candidates working in the broad technical areas of:

  • artificial intelligence/machine learning (e.g. advanced algorithms, applications, data analysis, or digital twins);
  • parallel and distributed computing including blockchain;
  • quantum computing;
  • cyberinfrastructure systems and computer architectures;
  • interactive and social computing (e.g. HCI, wearable computing, AR/VR, graphics, computational social science, fairness);
  • computational science and engineering.

We are particularly interested in research that advances Grand Challenge scale problems in interdisciplinary areas of relevance to Wyoming, including but not limited to:

  • controlled environment agriculture and digital farming/ranching;
  • decarbonization of the west, including nuclear science and engineering and carbon capture & storage;
  • digital health and unique challenges of rural communities;
  • materials science, digital manufacturing and supply chains;
  • predictive decision tools in environmental and climate sciences;
  • digital humanities

Successful candidates are expected to develop and teach courses that include core computing and computer science, as well as general computing across disciplines; mentor undergraduate, MS and PhD research scholars; and contribute to UW’s impact across Wyoming via initiatives in economic development, social entrepreneurship, outreach, and other engagement strategies. The successful candidates will play an integral role in enabling close engagement and collaboration between SoC, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and other units with research interests in advanced computing.

 

The School of Computing was established in 2022 with a focus on the application of computing in and across all disciplines, and on delivering new academic programs that provide students with important computing and digital skills. The School is fundamentally interdisciplinary, using translational research to leverage new and critical computing technologies for solving Grand Challenge problems in science and society. The School of Computing currently is home to nine tenure track faculty with research interests that span computer vision, data science, computational mathematics, modeling and simulation, spatial computing, remote sensing, and network analysis applied to applications in astrophysics, animal behavior, atmospheric science, archaeology, hydrology, and rangeland management. The School of Computing’s hiring plan includes new tenure track hires to grow the unit over the next four years, with current and future faculty typically having joint appointments with other academic units or programs. The School hosts five research scientists, over 30 Adjunct Faculty from across the university, an Internal Advisory Board representing all UW colleges and two centers (the Wyoming GIS Center, and UW Data Science Center). The School is also launching new undergraduate and graduate academic programs in computing, and hosts engagement programs for graduate students, faculty fellows and undergraduate research.

 

The University of Wyoming has resources to support research computing and data science, including a long-term collaboration with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputer Center through which a significant fraction of resources is reserved exclusively for UW use. In addition, the university hosts the Advanced Research Computing Center, the Shell 3D Visualization Center, the Innovation Wyrkshop, and the Wyoming INBRE Data Science Core.

 

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