Research Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Illinois, United States
05 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Type: Other Academic Appointee  



Position Description:

Computer Science, Data-intensive Computing 

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago invites applications for a full-time Research Assistant Professor. This position will begin in the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at Applications are required to include a cover letter, the names of two external references, curriculum vitae, and a research statement. Additionally, applicants should submit two published or unpublished research papers. 

Working in collaboration with a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science, the Research Assistant Professor will conduct original research and provide leadership for a research group working in Computer Science, with a particular focus on large-scale data-intensive computing. It is expected that the holder of this position will obtain grants, gifts, and/or contracts to fund the position. 

The Research Assistant Professor is expected to have considerable research experience in large-scale data-intensive computing, and a history of successful projects at the boundary of computer science and other disciplines. The Research Assistant Professor is expected to initiate and manage research projects with faculty, researchers, post-docs, and students. The Research Assistant Professor should have extensive experience developing large-scale systems, managing large and distributed data, and executing scalable analyses using parallel and distributed computing infrastructure. Experience working with supercomputers and the Globus research data management service is also required. The Research Assistant Professor should have a strong publication record in Computer Science. 

The Research Assistant Professor will play an active role in obtaining and carrying out funded research, and will serve as Principal Investigator and/or Co-Investigator on federal, foundation, and corporate research grants. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field. Applicants must have at least five years' research experience, demonstrated success in writing grant proposals, a strong publication history, and a commitment to research. 

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Invited candidates will be required to present a Research Seminar. 

The University of Chicago has the highest standards for scholarship and faculty quality, is dedicated to fundamental research, and encourages collaboration across disciplines. We encourage connections with researchers across campus in such areas as bioinformatics, mathematics, molecular engineering, materials science, physics, and statistics to mention just a few. 

The Chicago metropolitan area provides a diverse and exciting environment. The local economy is vigorous, with international stature in banking, trade, commerce, manufacturing, and transportation, while the cultural scene includes diverse cultures, vibrant theater, world-renowned symphony, opera, jazz, and blues. The University is located in Hyde Park, a Chicago neighborhood on the Lake Michigan shore just a few minutes from downtown.  

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The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.  

Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Reference Contact Info 
Research Statement 
Publication 1
Publication 2  

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