The Department of Computer Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames, Iowa, seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are looking for candidates in all areas of Computer Science who complement and expand our current research strengths, in particular, but not limited to, bioinformatics, computational biology, and theoretical foundations.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain a strong Computer Science research program; develop collaborative and interdisciplinary research; publish in top venues; provide outstanding graduate student supervision; teach undergraduate and graduate Computer Science courses; and enhance ISU through professional and institutional service. We are interested in exceptional candidates who can expand our research profile in new areas.
Iowa State University strives to be the university that cultivates a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty and staff flourish. To that end, we welcome candidates from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to apply. We are dedicated to work-life balance through an array of flexible policies. We are responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent degree by start date in computer science or a closely related field.
Evidence of a strong publication record in top-tier conferences or journals.
Scholarship that complements and expands the Computer Science department current research strengths, in particular, but not limited to, bioinformatics, computational biology, and theoretical foundations.
Demonstrated ability or potential to develop a high-impact, externally funded research program.
Demonstrated ability or potential to excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Demonstrated ability or potential to mentor research of undergraduate and graduate students.
Demonstrated ability or potential to engage in professional and institutional service and leadership.
Demonstrated commitment to enhance diversity and inclusion.
Department/Program & College Description:
The Department of Computer Science resides in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offering B.S., B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and a brand-new M.S. degree in Artificial Intelligence. The department is proud to be one of the founding departments for the B.S. in Software Engineering, B.S. in Data Science, Data Science Minor and Certificate along with the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. We are active in interdepartmental graduate programs in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Human-Computer Interactions, and Information Assurance.
The department participates in many interdisciplinary research collaborations, including partnerships with faculty in bio-sciences, mathematical sciences, and engineering. The Department of Computer Science has 38 faculty professionals, 150 Ph.D. students, 71 M.S. students, and approximately 900 B.S. students. All admitted Ph.D. students are offered a two-year teaching assistantship from the department, and almost all are supported by research or teaching assistantships after that. We have strong research and educational programs in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Human Computer Interaction, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Software Engineering and Programming Languages, Systems and Networking, and Theoretical Foundations. Our department has over $16 million in active research grants, including the interdisciplinary activities mentioned, and we contribute to active research and training grants totaling approximately $25 million.
Proposed Start Date:
August 16, 2023
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
09 Month Work Period
To apply for this position, please click on âApplyâ and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following documents (as individual PDF files):
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three Professional References
4) Statement of Research Interests and Statement of Teaching Interests or Philosophy (one document)
5) Statement of experiences/efforts promoting diversity and inclusion, which could include advocacy, support, study, and experience with individuals and issues outside the candidateâs personal background (maximum two pages)
Please attach all documents in the required documents section.
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email email@example.com or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Â To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 21, 2022, but will be accepted until the position is filled. Â All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at jobs.iastate.edu to to Job Requisition Number: R9772.
Why Choose ISU? Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: â¢ Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans; â¢ Generous leave plans; â¢ Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa); â¢ Life insurance and long-term disability; â¢ Flexible Spending Accounts; â¢ Various voluntary benefits and discounts; â¢ Employee Assistance Program; â¢ Wellbeing program.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.