Assistant Professor - Computer Science (multiple positions)
Posted on Nov 11, 2018 by University of Massachusetts Lowell
General Summary of Position:
The Computer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for two tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty positions to start in September 2019.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related discipline and must be committed to developing and sustaining
externally-funded research programs. Applicants must demonstrate strong potential to establish and maintain substantial research,
teaching, and service, including the ability to publish refereed publications, obtain competitive external grants, and supervise postgraduate students. Applicants should have demonstrated capability of academic management and leadership. Successful applicants will develop a strong network of collaborations with established national and/or international researchers, leading to significant impact in computer science and related fields.
About UMass Lowell:
The University of Massachusetts Lowell, located about 25 miles northwest of Boston in the high-tech corridor of Massachusetts, is a
tier-1 public research university. It has a national reputation in science, engineering, and technology. UMass Lowell is committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world, and to conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic,
environmental, and social health of the region. In February of 2009, a campus- wide strategic planning initiative was launched to reposition UMass Lowell as a world-class institution over the next decade. A major component of that initiative is to ensure that diversity and inclusion is in every aspect of our strategic plan. We seek a diverse talented candidate pool to be part of our mission and achievements.
Computer Science Department Overview:
The Department of Computer Science currently has 20 tenured and tenure- track faculty members, 5 full-time lecturers, and a few
adjunct instructors serving over 700 BS students, 161 MS students, and 94 PhD students. It also offers an MS and a BS in Information
Technology online with over 100 students and over 1200 students, respectively (BS-IT and MS-IT courses are taught by a separate faculty body). It offers bioinformatics options at all levels, a robotics minor, a data science option, and a PhD in computational mathematics. The Department is looking to fill a number of tenure-track/tenured positions in the next few years.
The Computer Science faculty has received approximately $10M in the last two years in external research funding from the NSF, DARPA, DOD, DHE, NIH, and corporations. The Department has 6 NSF CAREER Award recipients. More information about the Department can be found at .
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- PhD in Computer Science or a closely related discipline
- Applicants must be committed to developing and sustaining externally-funded research programs
- Applicants must demonstrate strong potential to establish and maintain substantial research, teaching, and service, including the ability to publish refereed publications, obtain competitive external grants, and supervise postgraduate students
- Applicants should have demonstrated capability of academic management and leadership
- Successful applicants will develop a strong network of collaborations with established national and/or international researchers, leading to significant impact in computer science and related fields
- Preference will be given to outstanding candidates in any of the areas of Computer Vision, Cybersecurity, Data Sciences, Machine Learning, and/or Robotics
- Outstanding candidates in other major computer science areas will also be considered, and are thus encouraged to apply
- In addition to developing a strong research program, a successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and
graduate courses, including department core and specialty areas based on the candidates expertise
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please include a current CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and selected relevant publications with your application. Submission of teaching evaluations is optional. Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application. References will be contacted for a letter of reference immediately after application submission. References will be required to upload recommendation letters to our on-line portal; neither emailed nor hard-copy letters will be accepted. *Three letters of reference are required.
Applications received by December 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Thank you for considering the University of Massachusetts Lowell as an employer of choice. We look forward to receiving your application.