Instructional Assistant Professor - Data Science

University of Houston

United States

January 3, 2022

Description

Instructional Assistant Professor - Data Science - (FAC002036)

Organization

: H0108 Computer Science

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Description

:

The University of Houston invites applications for one non tenure track Instructional Assistant Professor position in the general area of data science/analytics that can contribute to teaching of fundamental computer science courses at the undergraduate level, particularly in the areas of data structures and algorithms, data science, data mining, AI, and machine learning. The appointment will begin September 1, 2022, in the Department of Computer Science.

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to coordinate and teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in Computer Science along with engagement in curricular and instructional innovation, scholarship of teaching, student recruitment, advising and service. Recruited faculty member will be encouraged and mentored to pursue research and collaborate with existing faculty members in the department pursuing research in data sciences. Moreover, the new faculty member will be encouraged to focus on teaching innovations in the classroom and to lead efforts in improving curricula across all courses in Computer Science.

The University of Houston draws on the strengths of a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff to enrich the educational experience, broaden participation in computing, and meet the needs of emerging technology. We have one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and are committed to actively recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students. Experience in mentoring women and minorities in STEM fields is desired.

The University is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and has been recognized as the second most racially and ethnically diverse research institution in the nation. The University of Houston is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities in receipt of National Science Foundation funds in support of our commitment to increase the number and success of women faculty in the STEM fields. Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials by January 3, 2022. For enquires about this position, prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Computer Science Department Chair, Prof. Shishir Shah (sshah@central.uh.edu).

The department of Computer Science is home to a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of 30+ full-time faculty members and over 1400+ students across its BS, MS, and PhD programs. The department currently has a strong emphasis on research that spans AI and machine learning with cross-cutting applications related to cybersecurity, high-performance computing, blockchain, IoT, data science, natural language processing, graphics, visualization, biomedical and healthcare computing, and much more! Research in the department is and has been funded by numerous agencies, including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the U.S. Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, Energy, and Transportation. According to csrankings.org, the University of Houston Computer Science is highly ranked in AI, which includes research in Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Computer Vision, and Web and Information Retrieval. In addition, the department is highly ranked in other research areas, including Computer Graphics, Visualization, Economics of Computations, Distributed and Parallel Computing, and Human-Computer Interaction.

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Qualifications

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A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Science, Statistics, Data Science, or related discipline is required Applicants must complete their degree before the starting date of the appointment. Demonstrated ability to teach effectively in-person, online, or in blended learning.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston a security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Teaching Philosophy or Statement

Employee Status

: Regular/Benefits

Job Posting

: Oct 8, 2021, 9:48:31 PM

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