Assistant Professor or Associate Professor or Professor of Computer Science and Meteorology: High Performance Computing

  • University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering
  • Norman, OK, USA
  • Jan 29, 2021
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

The School of Computer Science in the Gallogly College of Engineering and the School of Meteorology in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at the University of Oklahoma invite applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position in high-performance computing with an emphasis in meteorological applications, including, but not limited to, numerical modeling of weather and climate focused on seasonal-to-sub-seasonal predictions, model- and satellite-data mining, and remote sensing retrieval optimization. This is a joint position between the School of Computer Science and the School of Meteorology, located at the University’s Norman Campus. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service has prepared them to be integral contributors to the advancement of our inclusive and diverse communities.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field, be able to effectively teach computer science courses at all levels, and be able to advise M.S. and Ph.D. students. We will consider appointments at all ranks, as appropriate to the qualifications of the applicant. More senior positions require concomitant levels of experience beyond the doctorate.

The School of Computer Science has strong collaborative research relationships within the Gallogly College of Engineering and with research groups in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, and the College of Arts and Sciences, including the National Science Foundation Artificial Intelligence Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography. The School of Computer Science offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, and in conjunction with the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, M.S. degrees in Data Science and Analytics. More information regarding our programs and their strengths can be found at www.ou.edu/coe/cs.

As a joint position, the candidate will work closely with faculty in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences. The Mission of the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences is to provide a world-class academic experience that promotes convergent, innovative, and inclusive education and research at the intersections of weather, climate, and sustainability. To fulfill our mission, we are dedicated to preparing students for successful careers in the private sector, academia, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

As Colleges within the University, we join the University’s commitment to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty, and staff, and for the communities that we engage. Thus, we are seeking candidates who contribute to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of faculty responsibility, including within the classroom, the academic community, and their professional commitments.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In Fall 2019, approximately 23% of OU’s freshmen were first-generation students, 33% of all students belonged to a minority race/ethnicity and 6% were international.

Norman is a vibrant university town of around 113,000 inhabitants with a growing entertainment and art scene. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on “best place to live” rankings. Visit www.ou.edu/flipbook  and soonerway.ou.edu  for more information. Within an easy commute, Oklahoma City features a dynamic economy and outstanding cultural venues adding to the region’s growing appeal.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

This faculty position is in high-performance computing, emphasizing meteorological applications,  including but not limited to numerical modeling of weather and climate focused on seasonal-to-sub-seasonal predictions, model- and satellite-data mining, and remote sensing retrieval optimization. Suitable candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field, teach courses at all levels, and advise M.S. and Ph.D. students. Applications for the position will be considered at all ranks; more senior appointments will require concomitant levels of experience beyond the doctorate.

Application Details

To apply, please submit the following materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/81340: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a list of three people who can serve as references (with full mailing and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers), 4) brief (~2-3 pages each) statements of research, teaching, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 5) 2-3 papers that best represent research contributions and scholarship. The research statement should summarize your prior contributions to research and your goals for developing a research program at OU. The teaching statement should summarize past instructional and mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, plans/goals for teaching at OU (including existing and proposed courses), and advise a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students. The DEI statement should summarize your understanding and experience working with diverse communities and outline plans for contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts through research, teaching, and/or service.

 

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