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Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer Positions

Texas State University


Location:
San Marcos, Texas
Date:
08/25/2017
2017-08-252017-09-24
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Education and Research
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Job Details

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for three faculty positions:

1. Two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to start on September 1, 2018.  Review date is January 8, 2018.  We are seeking candidates to complement and enhance our research in data analytics, human-computer interactions, artificial intelligence, computer security and networks, high-performance computing and software engineering.Outstanding candidates in other areas will also be considered.Job duties include conducting research that results in refereed publications and external funding, teaching effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels, supervising student research, and serving at the department, college, university, and professional levels.

2. One non-tenure track Senior Lecturer position to start on January 16, 2018. Review date is October 15, 2017.  The candidate is expected to teach a variety of courses primarily at the undergraduate level and serve at the department, college, and university levels.  This non-tenure-line, nine-month faculty position will have a contract term not to exceed five years, subject to annual reappointment review, and renewable upon expiration of the initial term.  As a non-tenure line faculty member, the candidate is not expected to engage in research, external funding, or publications.  However, collaborative participation with colleagues in such activities as well as service, curriculum initiatives, and conducting learning outcomes assessment, can be considered in the annual evaluation.

Qualifications

Assistant Professor.  Required: Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or closely related field by the start of employment.   Preferred:  Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in research (including potential in obtaining external funding), in teaching, and in service, as well as have effective oral and written communication.

Senior Lecturer.  Required: Applicants must have a graduate degree, master’s or doctoral, in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field by the start of employment.  Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching in higher education, as well as have effective oral and written communication.  Preferred:  Current higher education teaching experience and service experience are preferred.  Industry experience in the field is also a plus.

Application Procedure

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Applications received by the respective review dates will be given full consideration. On-line submission of all application materials is required. Please visit www.cs.txstate.edu/employment/faculty/ for additional information and to apply.  Required documents for Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer positions must be uploaded on-line including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching, a list of at least three references with email and postal addresses plus telephone numbers, the university’s Faculty Application form, and the Assistant Professor applicants also must upload a statement of research interests.  Once selected for an on-campus interview, an automated email will be generated and sent to applicant references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to the candidate’s application through a confidential online portal.  Candidates selected for interview will be required to provide transcripts from all degree granting universities.

Department of Computer Science

The faculty members in the department are very active in research with a view to commercialization and are, or have been, keynote speakers of international conferences, a journal editor-in-chief, an ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest super-regional director, and Distinguished or Senior Members of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Since 2007, they have earned more than 70 grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, IBM, Google, NVIDIA and Hauwei Technologies with annual research expenditures exceeding $1.5 million. The faculty members have won IBM Faculty and Google Faculty awards, NSF CAREER awards, and a PECASE award.

Beginning fall 2017, the department offers a 21st century applied computer science Ph.D. program that incorporates leadership, innovation, communication, and entrepreneurship to prepare students to navigate multiple career environments. The program is the first in Texas to combine the application of computer science practice and theory with entrepreneurial and commercialization skills.

The strong and young department is steadily growing the quality and quantity of education and research. With a wide range of courses and research opportunities offered by a talented faculty, the department strives for an exceptional student experience while applying the highest forms of scholarship. The BS degree is ABET accredited. Enrollment has more than doubled in six years. Three students were IBM Master the Mainframe Contest top winners; several graduate students won NSF Graduate Research Fellowship awards; and one student received the CRA outstanding undergraduate researcher award.

The department enjoys a friendly atmosphere and is housed in a newly renovated building equipped with the latest technology. The campus is located in the Texas Hill Country and is only 45 minutes from Austin and San Antonio. The cost of living is very reasonable, and the climate is good year around.

Texas State University

Texas State University is a doctoral-granting Emerging Research University located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor, the largest campus in The Texas State University System, and among the largest in the state. Texas State’s 38,808 students choose from 98 undergraduate, 91 master’s and 13 doctoral programs offered by these colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, University College, and The Graduate College. With a diverse campus community including 50% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 14 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation. In fall 2015, there were 1,300 full-time faculty and 2,000 full-time staff. Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support. For FY 2015, Texas State had an annual operating budget of over $600 million. Texas State’s Research and Development expenditures for FY 2015 were more than $47 million. The Alkek Library has more than 2.6 million titles in its collection. Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at www.txstate.edu.

Personnel Policies

Faculty members are eligible for life, disability, health, and dental insurance programs. A variety of retirement plans are available depending on eligibility. Participation in a retirement plan is mandatory. The State contributes toward the health insurance programs and all retirement plans, www.hr.txstate.edu/benefits.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

The position may require teaching on the main campus and on the Round Rock campus.

Texas State University is committed to an inclusive education and work environment that provides equal opportunity and access to all qualified persons. Texas State, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System.

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