University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX, USA
Multiple Faculty Positions in Computer Science The Department of Computer Science (CS) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor and two open-rank positions (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) starting in Fall 2020 in the general areas of algorithms/theory, computer systems/big data, and data science/artificial intelligence. Internationally recognized outstanding candidatesin other areasare also encouraged to apply.
The upcoming cluster hirings in augmented and virtual reality and in quantum computing and information are also seeking CS faculty with strong collaborative potential with other disciplines.
We seek faculty members who embrace excellence and diversity with a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and collaboration. UTSA especially seeks to grow its faculty ranks of women and underrepresented minorities.
The CS department is well-known for its cybersecurity programs and will play a significant role in the shaping of the newly formed School of Data Science (also hiring a school director) and the National Security Collaboration Center, a combined $100M initiative. Annual research expenditures in the department average $4M to $5M. UTSA's CS department fosters an excellent research and mentoring environment for faculty, in particular for early career faculty. This has resulted in nine NSF CAREER awards since 2005, among a strong portfolio of external awards. The University, a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), is on a significant growth trajectory and is embarking on an ambitious plan toward becoming a model for student success, a great public research university, and an exemplar for strategic growth and innovative excellence backed up by significant resources and multipronged initiatives. Therefore, salary and start-up packages for the positions are highly competitive. Responsibilities include research (individual and collaborative), teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and program development. Successful candidates must demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University's commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success. The Department of Computer Science currently has 21 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 7 professors of practice, and 12 lecturers and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs, supporting 1,500+ undergraduates, 90 master's students, and 77 Ph.D. students. Faculty in the Department of Computer Science conduct numerous research projects with funding from a variety of federal and state agencies, and their graduate students are very well placed at leading academic and research institutions. Research is conducted in areas such as artificial intelligence, big data, bioinformatics, cloud computing, computer vision, cyber security, data analytics, database, game development, human computer interaction, image processing, machine learning, networks, operating systems, parallel, distributed and high performance computing, and software engineering. Major research units in the department include: the Institute for Cyber Security (ICS), which operates FlexCloud and FlexFarm laboratories dedicated to cyber security research; and the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS), which focuses on cyber security maturity of cities and communities and also conducts nation-wide Cyber Security Defense Competitions for college and high school students. The research activities and experimental facilities have been well supported by several federal research and infrastructure grants. ICS recently received a 5-year NSF CREST grant on investigating cloud security and privacy. CIAS recently received a 5-year grant from the Department of Homeland Security to set up a national standards organization for information sharing and analysis. The Department also recently received a 5-year grant from the Army Research Laboratory to investigate the modeling and prediction of cyber-attacks as well as several grants from other funding agencies. UTSA Computer Science was ranked #68 in the U.S. by Times Higher Education and #119 by U.S. News in 2018. UTSA undergraduate cyber security programs are collectively ranked #1 in a 2014 survey; the graduate programs are ranked #2 in a 2016 listing. The recently established Army Research Laboratory—South Cyber office at UTSA provides additional opportunities for Cyber Security research and funding. See http://www.cs.utsa.edu for additional information on the Department of Computer Science and its faculty. The University of Texas at San Antonio, with nearly 32,100 students, is the largest university in South Texas. The City of San Antonio has a population of over one million and is known for its rich Hispanic culture, historic attractions, affordable housing, and excellent medical facilities. The Austin-San Antonio corridor is a high-tech center that is home to many major computer companies. Nearby higher education and research institutions include UT Health San Antonio and Southwest Research Institute. San Antonio is a recognized cyber-analytics hub. Given the complexity of problems in transdisciplinary fields, and the opportunity for greater government and industry partnerships, UTSA has established The National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) to support national security and global defense research in cybersecurity and cloud computing, cyber-attack/deterrence, critical infrastructure protection, analytics, high performance computing, AI, machine learning and visualization. These positions will facilitate outstanding collaborative research to further connect partners in the NSCC ecosystem.
University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX, USA
University of Texas at San Antonio Assistant, Associate, Full Professor-Cluster Hire-Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality-Immersive Technology
Requisition Number: TT20190023P Department Posting Name: Electrical and Computer Engineering Location: Main Campus Position Type: This is a Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty, benefits eligible position Grant Funded: No Hours Per Week: 40 If employee will be working a schedule other than Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, specify hours and days to be worked : Recruiting Rate : Commensurate with qualifications and experience Beginning Salary Flexibility : Yes Pay Basis: Salary Required Education: Doctoral Degree Preferred Education: Field Of Study: Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering or Computer Science with outstanding academic credentials that clearly demonstrate their ability to conduct independent and successful research in their areas of expertise and to build cross-disciplinary research programs. ABD candidates with an earned degree before September 1, 2020 will be considered for Assistant Professor rank. Experience and Other Skills Required: The Department seeks exceptional candidates with (1) a record of high quality research and scholarship, (2) excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, (3) leadership experience and (4) a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity.Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering or Computer Science, appropriate research and teaching record for appointment at the rank for each position (for those seeking appointments with tenure, this is contingent upon Board of Regents’ approval), and demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity.Candidates must have excellent communications skills with a commitment to engage in a high quality undergraduate and graduate education in areas of electrical and computer engineering. Other Skills Preferred Description of Job Duties Two Open-rank Faculty Cluster Hiring in Computer Science - Augmented/Virtual Reality and Quantum computing The Department of Computer Science (CS) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for open-rank cluster hiring positions starting in Fall 2020 in the following areas, with strong collaborative potential with other disciplines: Immersive technology applications and XR Human factors/Human Computer Interaction areas: Applications received by November 22, 2019 will be given first preference for consideration. Quantum Computing and Quantum Information systems areas: Applications received by November 15, 2019 will be given first preference for consideration. We seek faculty members who embrace excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and collaboration. UTSA especially seekstogrow its faculty ranks of women and underrepresented minorities. TheCS departmentis well-known for its cybersecurity programsand will play a significant role in the shaping of the newly formed School of Data Science ( https://www.utsa.edu/strategicplan/tactical-initiatives/sds/index.html )(also hiring a School Academic Director and a Chief Data Strategist) and theNational Security Collaboration Center ( https://www.utsa.edu/strategicplan/tactical-initiatives/nscc/index.html ), a combined $100M initiative.Annual research expenditures in the department average $4M to $5M.The department fosters an excellent research and mentoring environment for faculty, in particular for early career faculty. This has resulted in nine NSF CAREER awards since 2005, among a strong portfolio of external awards. The University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, is on a significant growth trajectory and is embarking on an ambitious plan toward becoming a model for student success, a great public research university, and an exemplar for strategic growth and innovative excellence backed up bysignificant resources and multipronged initiatives ( https://www.utsa.edu/strategicplan/index.html ). Therefore, salary and start-up packages for the positions are highly competitive.For enquiries and nominations, please contact the department chair at firstname.lastname@example.org . See https://cs.utsa.edu/fsearch for more information on the cluster hiring and application instructions. The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.