Position Title Assistant Professor, Computer Science #499853
Job Summary/Basic Function
About This Role:
The Department of Computer Science at Lamar University invites applications
for a tenure-track Assistant Professor.
We seek candidates with an active research agenda who have or intend to
publish in peer-reviewed conferences and journals and/or submit research
grants and contract proposals to various funding agencies. Faculty of Lamar
University are also expected to participate in service opportunities at the
department, college, and university levels (e.g. advising students,
serving as mentors to students, participating In committees). Finally,
candidates should be prepared to teach any combination of courses in the
undergraduate curricula in Computer Science and teach master's courses in one
or more of the research areas listed above.
One of the most vibrant departments at Lamar University is the Department of
Computer Science. There has never been a better time to pursue a degree in
computer science, which involves every aspect of human endeavor, from familiar
technologies like wireless phones, artificial Intelligence, real-time embedded
systems, medical Imaging, and game design and development, to new
breakthroughs in nanotechnology and quantum computing. Visit us at
The programs In the Department of Computer Sciences include a B.S. in Computer
Science, B.S. in Game Development, B.S. in Computer Information Sciences, B.S.
in Cybersecurity, M.S. in Computer Science, a Game Design and Development
certificate, and a Cybersecurity graduate certificate. The B.S. in Computer
Science is an ABET accredited degree program.
Who We Are:
Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long
learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital
contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast
region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is
home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas
colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University
System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the
lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more
than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always
proud to be Cardinals.
Home to 15,000 students, Lamar University, located near Houston in Beaumont,
TX, is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities, and is a
member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs
of study leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The 292-acre
campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west
of Louisiana. The university has been nationally recognized for the quality of
its core curriculum and the diversity of its student body. Compared to other
universities near Houston,
Lamar's small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio allow students to
build meaningful relationships with expert faculty who truly care about their
success. LU stresses academic achievement by emphasizing hands-on learning at
all levels, providing ample opportunities for undergraduate research and
supporting an excellent Honors Program. The university Is accredited by the
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Several LU colleges and programs hold additional specialized certifications
recognizing their quality and expertise.
Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where
students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.
A comprehensive benefits package is offered that includes:
· Health, dental & vision insurance
· Life insurance
· State of Texas Retirement plans
· Tuition reimbursement for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
· Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It Is
the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-
relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age,
disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities,
admissions or employment practices.
Interested applicants may apply at Jobs.lamar.edu.
Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience)
What You'll Need to Succeed
Applicants should have an earned PhD in Computer Science with a dissertation
topic in, preferably, one or more of the following research areas: artificial
Intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, high performance computing, and
Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience)
Lamar 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
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran
applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.
Security Sensitive Statement
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of
the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain
criminal history record information.
Lamar Expectation of Quality
Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality,
professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.
Open Date 01/13/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested applicants may apply at jobs.lamar.edu
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting
https: // jobs.lamar.edu/postings/10492
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Documents Needed to Apply
Letter of Interest
Letter of Reference 1
Letter of Reference 2
Letter of Reference 3
Unofficial Transcript 1
Unofficial Transcript 2
Unofficial Transcript 3
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research Interest