Department Seeks to Hire Faculty Members

Posted On October 15, 2016
Categories Department News

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for multiple faculty positions to begin in August 2017. Applicants are encouraged to apply for more than one position if they meet the requirements for those positions.

Four of these positions are funded by Georgia State’s Next Generation Faculty Program, which aims to build broadly recognized strength around core and emerging research and scholarly themes that have strategic importance to the university. Eight Next Generation proposals were funded in 2016 from 17 submissions; the Department of Computer Science helped submit two of the winning proposals.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professors

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions to begin in August 2017. These positions require an earned Ph.D. in computer science or a related discipline. Applicants will need to demonstrate excellence in research, a commitment to undergraduate/graduate computer science education, and a strong potential for securing external funding. All areas of computer science will be considered, with preference given to candidates with expertise in the areas of data analytics (including data mining, machine learning, data visualization, and database systems) and cyber-physical systems (including the Internet of Things, mobile computing and networking, smart grids, smart cities, smart homes, and intelligent transportation).

For more details or to apply for the position, visit https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8212. Applicants should submit an academic CV, teaching and research statements, and a list of at least three references. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are due by February 5, 2017.

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor (Unstructured Data Analytics)

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for one tenure-track assistant or associate professor position to begin in August 2017. The candidate shall have strong research expertise in the area of data analytics, especially in unstructured data such as text, digital traces, clickstream data, images/video, sensor data, and social media interactions. The candidate must also be an expert in data mining, machine learning, data visualization, information retrieval, or database systems. This position is part of GSU’s Next Generation Faculty Program titled “Unstructured Data Analytics for Business” that seeks to strengthen and distinguish faculty research in strategic areas. The new faculty member will help build a strong interdisciplinary cluster in collaboration with the Department of Computer Information Systems and the Institute of Insight at the Robinson School of Business. An earned Ph.D. in computer science or a related discipline is required for this position. Applicants will need to demonstrate excellence in research, a commitment to undergraduate/graduate computer science education, and a strong potential for securing external funding.

For more details or to apply for the position, visit https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8321. Applicants should submit an academic CV, teaching and research statements, and a list of at least three references. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are due by February 5, 2017.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professors (Astroinformatics: Solar/Stellar Connection Research Cluster)

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions to begin in August 2017. Candidates shall have strong research interests in one or more of the following areas: big data management (high-volume and high-velocity image, spatial, and temporal data sets with needs for unstructured, spatio-temporal, multimedia data retrieval and indexing), big data analytics (large scale data science, real-time forecasting/prediction, distributed machine learning, data visualization, and cloud computing), and computer vision (scientific image analysis, pattern/object recognition and tracking, deep neural networks, and content-based image retrieval). Strong candidates with related experience will be given consideration as well.

The new faculty members will help build an interdisciplinary Center of Excellence with the theme of big data mining, space weather and space climate, in our response to the recently formulated National Space Weather Strategy by the White House. Our interdisciplinary research center is being created in conjunction with GSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy. This position is part of GSU’s Next Generation Faculty Program, which will include a number of tenure-track faculty, research faculty, and postdoctoral hires in the above departments to work closely with recent senior faculty hires (Dr. Rafal Angryk, Dr. Piet Martens, and Dr. Stuart Jefferies) and our postdoctoral associates and students.

Applicants shall have the following basic qualifications: a Ph.D. in computer science or closely related field; evidence of the ability to establish and maintain a successful research program; evidence of the ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and evidence of the ability to work in a large, collaborative effort. Postdoctoral research experience is not required but is a significant plus.

Applications should include a CV, including a complete publication list; a statement of research interests and a description of how this research is aligned with the above research initiative; a statement of teaching experience and philosophy with a focus on inclusiveness and active learning; and contact information for at least three references.

For more details or to apply for the position, visit https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8375. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are due by December 1, 2016.

Non-Tenure-Track Research Assistant Professor in Big Data Science (Astroinformatics: Solar/Stellar Connection Research Cluster)

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a non-tenure-track research assistant professor position to begin in August 2017. Candidates shall have strong research interests in one or more of the following areas: big data management (high-volume and high-velocity image, spatial, and temporal data sets with needs for unstructured, spatio-temporal, multimedia data retrieval and indexing), big data analytics (large-scale data science, real-time forecasting/prediction, distributed machine learning, data visualization, and cloud computing), and computer vision (scientific image analysis, pattern/object recognition and tracking, deep neural networks, and content-based image retrieval). Strong candidates with related experience will be given consideration as well.

The new faculty member will help build an interdisciplinary Center of Excellence with the theme of big data mining, space weather, and space climate, in our response to the recently formulated National Space Weather Strategy by the White House. Our interdisciplinary research center is being created in conjunction with GSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy. This position is a part of GSU’s Next Generation Faculty Program, which will include a number of tenure-track faculty, research faculty, and postdoctoral hires in the above departments to work closely with recent senior faculty hires (Dr. Rafal Angryk, Dr. Piet Martens, and Dr. Stuart Jefferies) and our postdoctoral associates and students.

This position is fully supported by the university for three years, with an additional two years of university support at the 50% level possible if external funding is secured for the remaining salary. Research faculty with outstanding accomplishments, an interest in teaching, and a desire for tenure may qualify for tenure-track faculty positions in the future.

Applicants shall have the following basic qualifications: a Ph.D. in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, statistics, or closely related field; evidence of the ability to establish and maintain a successful research program; and evidence of the ability to work in a large, collaborative, and interdisciplinary effort. Postdoctoral research experience is not required but is a significant plus.

Applications should include a CV, including a complete publication list; a statement of research interests and a description of how this research is aligned with the above research initiative; and contact information for at least three references.

For more details or to apply for the position, visit https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8658. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are due by January 16, 2017.