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Montana State University- Faculty Opportunities

Working Title

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Brief Position Overview

Tenure-track position with primary responsibilities developing a nationally-recognized, externally funded research program, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses consistent with the candidate’s background, and participating in professional/service activities.

Faculty Tenure Track

Yes

Faculty Rank

Assistant

General Statement

The Gianforte School of Computing, housed in the College of Engineering, invites applications for one or more full-time tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor with primary responsibilities in research, teaching and service/outreach. The successful candidate will become an integral part of the Computer Science program. Duties will include developing a nationally recognized, externally funded research program, teaching and developing courses consistent with the candidate’s background and participating in professional/service activities.

Because increasing diversity of the computing profession is one of our strategic priorities, women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Montana State University values a broad array of experiences and perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally rich campus environment. We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse university community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed. In support of our strategic plan, which promotes access and respect, we enthusiastically encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Desired Start Date

August 15, 2018

Duties & Responsibilities

Develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program; produce scholarly works; contribute to Computer Science undergraduate and graduate instruction, mentoring and advising; and participate in professional/service/outreach activities.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • PhD in Computer Science or related field by start date.
  • Potential to build a nationally-recognized, externally-funded research program.
  • Evidence of scholarly and professional achievements commensurate with experience.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Research expertise that enhances our organization’s capabilities and strengths. We will consider all areas of computer science, and would especially welcome candidates in the broad areas of data science (inclusive of database systems, data mining, data analytics, applied computing, visualization, intelligent systems, security, etc.) and systems.  Ability to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside the Computer Science program. Ability to promote the advancement of diversity and inclusion in computer science.

The Department

The Gianforte School of Computing, housed in the College of Engineering, offers PhD, MS and ABET-accredited BS degrees in Computer Science. Approximately 490 BS students, 25 MS students and 25 PhD students are supported by twelve full-time faculty. Due to the pervasive nature of computing, our research collaborators include a wide range of other academic departments, campus research centers and industry. We are on an exciting growth trajectory that enabled us to transition from a Computer Science Department into a School of Computing in Fall 2016. We anticipate continuing growth as computing becomes increasingly instrumental to the success of the university’s research enterprise and to the region’s burgeoning industry.

Special Instructions

Required Documents to be uploaded:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief Research Statement (2 page maximum)
  • Brief Teaching Statement (2 page maximum)
  • 2 Publications

Please note: A minimum of 3 professional references are required in your profile when applying for this position.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status , pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged .

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: http://www.montana.edu/policy/discrimination/

 

Apply at:

http://jobs.montana.edu/postings/9345

 

Posted 10-9-2017

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