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Assistant Professor - School of Computing

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Assistant Professor - School of Computing

Location:
Clemson, SC
Open Date:
Jan 3, 2024
Description:

Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Computing

The School of Computing at Clemson University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position starting in Fall 2024 at the assistant level, to join one of our three research divisions: Computer Science, Visual Computing, or Human-Centered Computing. We seek candidates that enhance and complement the School’s portfolio of research excellence.

This faculty member will serve as an affiliate of the Media Forensics Hub, part of the Watt Family Innovation Center at Clemson University. Spanning multiple disciplines, the Hub works to build society’s capacity to understand the context, origins, and impact of modern media, particularly when it comes to questions of authenticity and deception. Hub affiliates accomplish this through a range of perspectives and approaches.A good candidate for this position will be interested in bringing a computing perspective to our understanding of deception, inauthenticity, and/or disinformation, very broadly understood. Many areas of research emphasis may be a good fit for this collaborative ecosystem, including but not limited to Natural Language Processing, Network Science, Data Science, Information Science, Social Computing, Online Communities, Digital Forensics, Provenance of Digital Artifacts, and Applied AI.

Clemson has continued to grow and increase student enrollment through the global pandemic. The School of Computing has 36 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 15 full-time non-tenure track faculty, more than 1,200 undergraduate majors, and over 400 graduate students. The School offers twelve degrees at the Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctorate levels in Computer Science, Human-Centered Computing, Digital Production Arts, Biomedical Data Sciences and Informatics, and an interdisciplinary master’s program in Systems Engineering. For additional details, please see http://computing.clemson.edu/

Clemson University has the highest Carnegie research designation (R1), and recently completed its Clemson Forward plan with strategic focus on advancing our doctoral programs and strengthening our research and scholarly impact while still preserving the outstanding signature undergraduate experience that is at the heart of Clemson. Clemson Forward has at its core the mission being a model for the 21st century land grant university.

The University, the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, and the School of Computing are committed to building a community of inclusive excellence, where faculty scholars are dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment (http://www.clemson.edu/inclusion/). In addition, Clemson University recognizes that many prospective candidates for faculty positions at Clemson have dual career needs. The Dual Career Program in the Office of the Provost provides support when considering employment opportunities with the university and in the surrounding community.

South Carolina’s highest-ranked national university is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by Lake Hartwell and the Clemson Experimental Forest. A highly-ranked public university with a reputation for excellence, Clemson University provides a hands-on education — in the lab, in the classroom and in the field. Academic programs lay the groundwork for innovative research, and real-world experiences carry forward to rewarding careers. This strikingly beautiful campus enjoys a temperate and pleasant climate. We welcome applications and nominations of outstanding scholar-educators to come join the Clemson Family.


Qualifications:

An earned doctorate or equivalent is required for this tenure track position.


Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on January 31st, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please use the folloiwng link: http://apply.interfolio.com/138729

Applicants should indicate their research specialties and interests in their Cover Letter. Other documents required to apply will be a current C.V., statements on teaching, research, and three confidential letters of recommendation or evaulation. The research and teaching statement should include a description of how the candidate plans to contribute to the inclusive excellence of the School.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Organization

Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.

 

Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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