Job ID: 149626

Assistant Professor, Computer Science (1918)

Idaho State University

  • Nov. 13, 2020
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science (1918)
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • Idaho State University
    Idaho Falls, ID
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Science
Assistant Professor, Computer Science (1918)

Posting Number: req1124
Working 9 months per year
Faculty Tenure Track
College of Science and Engineering
Idaho Falls

Primary Purpose

The Department of Computer Science (CS) at Idaho State University (ISU) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Preference will be given to applicants seeking to advance research and education in CS in the following areas: cyber-physical systems, operating systems and architecture, machine learning and AI, databases, IoT and networking, as well as data analytics. Regardless of specific discipline, the successful candidate should demonstrate an ability to contribute to a curriculum that includes cybersecurity. The position has an expected start date in August 2021 and will be housed on the Idaho Falls campus adjacent to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) as part of ISU’s Polytechnic Initiative. The Polytechnic Initiative stems from a legislative allocation of $US1.4M to support faculty in Idaho Falls, who complement the core mission of the INL in the generation, distribution and security of electricity and related critical infrastructure. The Idaho State Board of Education has completed the construction of two state-of-the-art buildings, the Collaborative Computing Center (C3) and the Cybercore Integration Center (CIC), as collaborative centers between Idaho higher education and INL. The position also provides qualified candidates with the opportunity for joint appointment with INL.

Key Responsibilities
The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an internationally recognized research program supported by external funding, guide research efforts in their areas of expertise, teach appropriate courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, engage in scholarly activities, participate in outreach and service activities, and contribute to the University’s distance-learning activities.

Minimum Qualifications 
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science by the time of appointment. Owing to anticipated collaboration with INL, the successful candidate must have the ability to be granted access to restricted facilities of the United States government. Regardless of specific discipline, the successful candidate should demonstrate an ability to contribute to a curriculum that includes cybersecurity. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of independent scholarly activity indicated by refereed publications, works under review, and/or works-in-progress. Applicants must be able to conduct high-quality teaching and advising at undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide variety of CS courses, and demonstrate a commitment to graduate education at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred candidates will possess an outstanding record of scholarship and research contributions, with recognized accomplishments that demonstrate the relevance of their research to the CS field in general. A record of excellence in externally funded research, teaching, ability to effectively communicate with students, and a record of public engagement are desirable. Candidates with experience and research potential in advanced operating systems, computer architecture, low to mid-level software and firmware, as well as any pertinent system-level skill set are highly encouraged to apply.

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Please submit the following documents with your application:
Cover letter detailing how the candidate meets the minimum and preferred qualifications of the position. Curriculum Vitae listing all published or submitted publications and grant proposals as PI or co-PI, and industrial or other relevant professional experience. Statement of teaching with list of courses taught with evidence of teaching excellence (please limit to two pages). Statement of research (please limit to two pages). A list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

The position will remain open until filled, however, priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 22, 2020. Salary has been approved from $100,000 to $110,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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