The Computer Science Department at UNC Chapel Hill is seeking to hire one new faculty member at the rank of Distinguished Full Professor, to begin on or after July 1, 2024. The department has a strong presence in several areas of Computer Science, including machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, graphics, augmented and virtual reality, medical imaging, robotics, visualization, robotics, real-time systems, embedded and cyber-physical systems, formal verification, mobile computing, security and computer systems, and bioinformatics. We are planning to further grow in all of these areas and invite anyone working in these or allied areas to apply. At the same time, we are keen to attract candidates in the area of computer systems including topics such as programming languages and compilers, computer architecture, and operating systems and especially those who are working at the intersection of these topics with emerging areas like machine learning, large language models, computer vision, and AR/VR. The department strongly encourages interdisciplinary research, while being committed to providing high-quality computer science education also in core CS topics. Hence, we are especially interested in applicants who can bridge multiple areas of computer science. Faculty members in computer science also have many possibilities to connect with the wider campus community, and UNC is strong in medicine, public health, and various disciplines in humanities and social sciences. The university has recently established a new School of Data Science & Society (SDSS) and the Computer Science Department has already hired faculty members who hold joint appointments in CS and in SDSS. Further such joint hires will also happen this year. Hence, candidates whose work combines core CS with data science should highlight their connection to data science and their interest in a joint appointment with SDSS. A full appointment in CS and an adjunct appointment in SDSS is also possible.
Education and Experience:
Candidates must be established leaders in their research area, and have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a closely related field. Candidates must have a strong track record in obtaining external research funding, student teaching, and student mentoring, and a commitment to collaboration
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