Assistant or Associate Professor - Gianforte School of Computing

Montana State University

United States

August 15, 2022


Position Details Announcement Number FAC - VA - 21035

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Kayla Gnerer at 406-994-4780 or

Classification Title Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor - Gianforte School of Computing Brief Position Overview

The Gianforte School of Computing invites applications for three full-time tenure-track positions with primary responsibilities developing a nationally- recognized, externally funded research program, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses consistent with the candidate's background, and participating in professional/service activities.

Faculty Tenure Track Yes Faculty Rank Assistant/Associate Professor Position Number 4A3169 Department Gianforte School of Computing Division College of Engineering Appointment Type Faculty Contract Term Academic Year Semester Fall & Spring If other, specify From date If other, specify End date Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining FTE 1.0 Benefits Eligible Eligible Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications Contract Type MUS If other, please specify Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

The Gianforte School of Computing, housed in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering, invites applications for three full-time tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor with primary responsibilities in research, teaching and service/outreach. The successful candidate will become an integral part of the Computer Science program. Duties will include developing a nationally recognized, externally funded research program, teaching and developing courses consistent with the candidate's background and participating in professional/service activities.

Because increasing the diversity of the computing profession is one of our strategic priorities, women and underrepresented minorities in computing are particularly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program; produce scholarly works; contribute to Computer Science undergraduate and graduate instruction, mentoring and advising; and participate in professional/service/outreach activities.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or Cybersecurity or a related field upon start date.
  • Potential to build a nationally-recognized, externally-funded research program.
  • Evidence of scholarly and professional achievements commensurate with experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Research and teaching expertise that enhances our organization's capabilities and strengths, especially in the area of cybersecurity and data science. We also encourage applications from candidates whose research and teaching expertise complement existing faculty expertise.
  • Ability to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside the Computer Science program. Ability to promote the advancement of diversity and inclusion in computer science.
  • The Successful Candidate Will

    Be a dynamic researcher and communicator who has: excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to inspire and mentor students; the ability to establish a funded research program; the potential to teach in a diverse University community; the ability to help students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed; and effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate with diverse faculty, staff, and students.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

    This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

    Physical Demands

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    The Program The Department

    The Gianforte School of Computing, housed in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering, offers PhD, MS, BS and BA degrees in Computer Science. Approximately 500 BS students, 25 MS students and 25 PhD students are supported by 16 full time faculty. Due to the pervasive nature of computing, our collaborators come from a wide range of academic departments, campus research centers and industry. We are on an exciting growth trajectory that enabled us to transition from a Computer Science Department into a School of Computing in Fall 2016. We anticipate continuing growth as computing becomes increasingly instrumental to the success of the university's research enterprise and to the region's burgeoning industry.

    The College

    The Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering comprises five academic units – Chemical & Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, the Gianforte School of Computing, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, and is home to the Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE), Western Transportation Institute (WTI), Montana Microfabrication Facility (MMF), Subzero Science and Engineering Research Facility, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC), Montana Engineering Education Research Center (MEERC), and Army and Air Force ROTC Units. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students and approximately 250 of those students are pursuing PhD or MS degrees through one of the five academic units.

    With a wide array of research programs in progress, college of engineering faculty and students have garnered an impressive number of awards. In recent years, college of engineering students have been recognized with a number of prestigious awards, including two Rhodes Scholarships, a Marshall Fellowship, a Gates-Cambridge Fellowship, and numerous Goldwater scholarships. The college is housed across four buildings, including Norm Asbjornson Hall, a platinum- LEED certified building that opened in 2019 and is helping to transform engineering education.

    Number of Vacancies 3

    Desired Start Date No later than August 15, 2022 Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Applications will be:

    Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until an adequate applicant pool is established or the position(s) are filled.

    Special Instructions

    Required Documents to be uploaded:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief Research Statement (2 page maximum)
  • Brief Teaching Statement (2 page maximum)
  • Two (2) Publications
  • Please note: A minimum of 3 professional references are required in your profile when applying for this position.

    Diversity Statement

    Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

    Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University's mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

    Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

    In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

    MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https:// www. .

    FLSA Details FLSA Status Exempt Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement (max 2 pages)
  • Research Statement (max 2 pages)
  • Publication #1
  • Publication #2
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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