Position Title: Assistant Professor, Learning Science
Posting Number: F220276
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at the University at Buffalo – The State University of New York (SUNY) has an opening for a tenure-track faculty with a focus on learning science and artificial intelligence at the Assistant Professor level. You will join a cross-department (Computer Science & Engineering and Engineering Education), interdisciplinary team of researchers in Learning Science, Education, Computer Science and Engineering, and Cognitive Science whose collective efforts are moving Buffalo to become a leading center for interdisciplinary learning science research. This position is part of UB cluster hire in the Learning Sciences which seeks to bring together scholars from across fields – Cognitive Psychology, Computer Science, Education, Architecture—to examine the interrelated dimensions of learning, technology, and educational contexts, with the goal of investigating the roles that new and novel technologies can play in dismantling inequality. Four faculty members across fields have been hired via this cluster hiring.
We are particularly seeking individuals with active research programs who have exhibited potential for high-impact research and extramural funding. We are especially interested in candidates who value a collaborative work environment and a commitment to utilizing their research and teaching to improve social, economic, and educational outcomes for underrepresented individuals and communities. Applicants will be expected to contribute to teaching and supervision of both graduate and undergraduate students.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) offers BS degrees in computer science (accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org), and in computer engineering (accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org), a combined 5-year BS-MS program, a minor in computer science, a Certificate in Data-Intensive Computing, and several joint programs (BS in Computer Science/MBA, BS in Computational Physics, BA in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary – Cognitive Science Concentration, BS in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology – CSE concentration) as well as MS and PhD programs in Computer Science & Engineering. The department currently has over 40 tenure-track faculty, 12 teaching faculty and approximately 1,200 undergraduate majors, 550 masters' students and 160 PhD students. Over twenty junior faculty members have been hired since 2010, and we are continuing to expand. Two members of our faculty currently hold key university leadership positions, and nine members of our faculty are IEEE and/or ACM Fellows. The department is well known for offering excellent collaborative and nurturing environment for faculty.
The Department of Engineering Education (DEE) is a new interdisciplinary department (established in 2018) that aims to advance the engineering profession and transform the way in which students are educated. The department has 7 tenure-track faculty members and 12 teaching faculty. The faculty are engaged in research in a wide variety of topics including, implementation of diversity and inclusion activities, assessment of educational interventions, non-traditional and informal learning programs as well as fundamental research in core areas such as pedagogy, student learning, curricular design, and student success factors. For those interested in pursuing a career in engineering education, we provide graduate-level instruction in education theory in combination with research methods for studying and improving current knowledge. For those pursuing a career in other branches of engineering, we provide graduate-level instruction in the practical application and utilization of education theory in classrooms and other teaching environments. The vision of the Department of Engineering Education is to lead in both the discovery of research-proven educational innovations for engineering and the propagation, scaling and translation of those innovations to classroom practice.
About UB The University at Buffalo is New York State's largest and most comprehensive public university. A premier center for graduate and professional education, UB is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, placing it among leading research-intensive universities in the United States. UB also holds a strong international reputation, ranking 23rd in international student enrollment. As a public institution, UB also provides a top-tier education for students from diverse geographic, racial and ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. More than a third of undergraduates are Pell eligible (an indicator of financial need), the second-highest percentage among AAU institutions. Financial need is particularly high among minoritized students (about half of UB's first-year students are non-white).
As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the University at Buffalo will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in computer science, electrical engineering, engineering education or related areas.
All academic requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by the appointment date.
The position values applicants who bring rigorous skills in post-professional research methodologies, as well as the ability to pursue external funding, build industry or community-based partnerships, and work on and lead transdisciplinary projects.
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University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.