Assistant or Associate Professor in Computer Science

Recruiter
Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Posted
18 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2016
Ref
38517
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Computer Science at Colorado State University has over 750 undergraduate majors and 190 graduate students in Master’s and Ph.D. programs. The department has 22 tenure-track faculty with strong research programs in artificial intelligence, big data, bioinformatics, computer vision, human-computer interaction, networks, parallel and distributed computing, security, and software engineering. More information may be viewed at http://www.cs.colostate.edu

Colorado State University is a Carnegie Research I institution located in Fort Collins, 60 miles north of Denver, against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Enhanced by relationships with CSU, Fort Collins has become a magnet for highly innovative new industries, and it is at the forefront of clean and alternative energy technologies, software/hardware sectors, telecommunications, aerospace and biotechnology. Northern Colorado’s strengths are increasingly recognized at a national level, for example in the recent “Places of Invention” exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History. Fort Collins consistently ranks high in quality of life polls (http://www.fcgov.com/visitor) and the Rocky Mountains provide world-class outdoor recreational opportunities.

Position Summary

The Department of Computer Science at Colorado State University (CSU) solicits applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2017; exceptional candidates at the level of Associate Professor will also be considered. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related area and demonstrate potential for excellence in research, teaching and service.

Teaching:

Teaching 8 to 16 credit hours per year in Computer Science. Courses to be taught include some from the lower division: CS 163 Foundations in Programming through CS 253 Problem Solving with C++ and from the upper division CS 320 Algorithms through CS 370 Operating Systems and CS 410 Computer Graphics through CS 475 Parallel Programming, and graduate courses in an area of specialization.

Research:

Research Position A: This faculty member would perform research in the domain of data science, machine learning/intelligence, bioinformatics, computational biology, and be able to partner with other faculty at Colorado State University who use, interact with or analyze large volumes of data.

Research Position B: This faculty member would perform research in Computer Science and related areas such as human centered computing, core computer science (architecture, languages, theory, algorithms), cyber security and privacy, robotics, scientific computing and testing.

Service and Outreach:

There will be many opportunities to interact with companies with an interest in Computer Science, Software Development and Data Analytics. The Department of Computer Science is also actively engaged in efforts to promote diversity and inclusion; there will also be opportunities for new faculty to provide related service.

Required Job Qualifications

1. Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field by start of the appointment.

2. Applicant’s research expertise in a relevant area.

Preferred Job Qualifications Special Instructions to Applicants

Reference letters will be requested by CSU upon receipt of your application.

Applications must include: (1) a cover letter; (2) a detailed CV; (3) a research statement including at least an overview, specific contributions, broader impact and future plans; the statement must also include a section explaining the contribution of the single best paper of the applicant; (4) a teaching statement addressing overall approach and particular areas of interest and expertise, and (5) contact information for three professional references. Applicants’ references will be emailed upon submission of application. Materials should be submitted to http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/38188.
For full consideration application materials must be received by November 30, 2016. The anticipated start date is August 15, 2017.

Semifinalist candidates’ application materials, including letters of references, will be made available to the entire faculty of the Department of Computer Science for review.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

• Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Search Contact Dr. Sanjay Rajopadhye, sanjay.rajopadhye@colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility

Teaching 8 to 16 credit hours per year in Computer Science. Courses to be taught include some from the lower division: CS 163 Foundations in Programming through CS 253 Problem Solving with C++ and from the upper division CS 320 Algorithms through CS 370 Operating Systems and CS 410 Computer Graphics through CS 475 Parallel Programming, and graduate courses in an area of specialization.

Percentage Of Time 45 Job Duty Category Research - Positions A and B Duty/Responsibility

Research Position A: This faculty member would perform research in the domain of data science, machine learning/intelligence, bioinformatics, computational biology, and be able to partner with other faculty at Colorado State University who use, interact with or analyze large volumes of data.

Research Position B: This faculty member would perform research in Computer Science and related areas such as human centered computing, core computer science (architecture, languages, theory, algorithms), cyber security and privacy, robotics, scientific computing and testing.

Percentage Of Time 45 Job Duty Category Service and Outreach Duty/Responsibility

There will be many opportunities to interact with companies with an interest in Computer Science, Software Development and Data Analytics. The Department of Computer Science is also actively engaged in efforts to promote diversity and inclusion; there will also be opportunities for new faculty to provide related service.