Assistant Professor: Computer Science - 9719BR

Assistant Professor: Computer Science

Department: 
Electrical Engr & Comp Science
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
F-Faculty

Position Overview

The University of Kansas (KU) Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) seeks outstanding individuals for a tenure track position in Computer Science. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the development of academic and research programs and to contribute to the research community. Applicants are expected to have an earned doctorate, or equivalent in Computer Science, or closely related fields at the time of appointment. The following position is open at the assistant professor (tenure-track) level, with experience in:

Computer Science: Applicants across all areas of theoretical computer science are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to, algorithms, graph/decision/game theory, complexity, constraint satisfaction, algebra, and decidability, and artificial intelligence. Applicants are sought who apply their expertise to both core and emerging applications of computer science, e.g., cybersecurity, high-assurance systems, resiliency, data science, scientific computing, and computational geometry, smart and connected communities.

Exceptional applicants in other closely related areas to the above topics may be considered.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue research in areas that are synergistic with departmental strengths.

EECS leads the KU School of Engineering with 36 faculty members and a research volume of about $4.8 million per year. The EECS department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, interdisciplinary computing, and information technology. The department has approximately 600 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. EECS faculty engage in collaborative research projects across multiple areas of interest within the department and the University. There are many interdisciplinary opportunities involving schools at KU and the KU Medical Center.

The KU School of Engineering has added new faculty lines over a 5 year period and has expanded research and teaching facilities. The University of Kansas is focused on four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/ . Successful candidates should describe in their application materials how their work addresses one or more of KU’s strategic initiatives.

Job Description

40% Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department. Participate in undergraduate and graduate student academic advising. Mentor graduate students in research and serve as the major advisor and chair of Master’s and Doctoral level thesis committees.

40% Perform and conduct research in the research centers/laboratories associated with the department. Establish a strong research agenda in areas of expertise that overlaps, supports, or expands the current research in the department, leading to external grant support and publication in recognized refereed journals. Collaborate with faculty and professional staff on KU campuses.

20% Perform Department, School, University and professional service activities normally expected of university faculty commensurate with rank. Participating in local, national and international professional conferences and other activities appropriate to the discipline. Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.

Required Qualifications

1. Earned doctorate, or equivalent in computer science, or a closely related scientific or engineering discipline by the time of appointment.

2. Expertise in any research areas in theoretical computer science, including but not limited to, algorithms, graph/decision/game theory, complexity, constraint satisfaction, algebra, and decidability, and artificial intelligence. Applicants are sought who apply their expertise to both core and emerging applications of computer science, e.g., cybersecurity, high-assurance systems, resiliency, data science, scientific computing, and computational geometry, smart and connected communities.

3. Expertise as demonstrated by scholarly work, publications, teaching and/or service.

Preferred Qualifications


Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application will include the following PDF files: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vita, 3) a statement of research interests and plans, 4) a statement of teaching interests and plans including efforts to diversify the field of engineering and 5) contact information (including email) for three individuals who can provide letters of recommendation.

Review of application materials begins October 15, 2017 and continues as long as needed to identify a qualified pool of candidates.

Contact Information to Applicants

Victor Frost
eecs_search@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

Application Review Begins

22-Dec-2017

Anticipated Start Date

18-Aug-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
9719BR
Department:
Electrical Engr & Comp Science
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
F-Faculty
Application Review Begins:
22-Dec-2017
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