Assistant Professor

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

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Position Number F40160 Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Assistant Professor Working Title Assistant Professor School/Unit College of Engineering Department Computer Science Number of Months 9 Tenure Status Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No
Mission or Goal of Unit

To value discovery and creativity of our entire engineering community; students, faculty and staff; to value diversity of ideas of our engineering community; students, faculty and staff; to value personalized attention in teaching, learning, and service to all of our constituents including our students; their families, our industrial partners and collaborators, and colleagues throughout the university and business communities; and to value the significant and positive impact of our people and ideas in the promotion of regional and global prosperity involving research and life sciences. In addition all goals and objectives of the College of Engineering complement the Mission of the University.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

To provide personalized attention in teaching, learning and service to all constituents and to advance discovery and creativity of the entire computational sciences community.

Position Responsibilities

The Department of Computer Science of the College of Engineering (CoEngr) at Virginia Commonwealth University ( VCU ) has an opening at the Assistant Professor level in the area of machine learning in data streams. Candidates should be qualified for an appointment based on excellence in publication, funding and graduate and undergraduate teaching.

VCU is a Carnegie-classified very high research activity university, ranked in the top 100 universities in the U.S. in federal R&D expenditures. The CoEngr is in an extensive growth stage, doubling the number of its faculty. Embarked on rapid growth, the department currently has 26 tenure-track, tenured and term faculty members. Additional information about the department’s programs and faculty may be found at

-Teaching: Faculty member is expected to provide high quality instruction in computer science undergraduate and graduate courses and to develop new courses as necessary based on department needs.
-Research: Faculty member must establish a nationally recognized research program with a record of publication in refereed journals and external funding.
-Service: The candidate will be expected to provide high quality service to the department, school, university and professional community.

Required Qualifications

- An earned Ph.D. in Computer Science
- At least 6 months of experience in university-level research and/or teaching after receiving the Ph.D. degree
- Well-developed research portfolio in the area of machine learning in data streams
- Demonstrated ability to establish, or continue an active, externally funded research program
- The College of Engineering at VCU supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment.

Preferred Qualifications
Date Posted 09/17/2020 Open Until Filled No Application Deadline Date 11/11/2020 Proposed Hire Date 12/01/2020 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

In addition, applicants should submit in order, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a clear statement of their teaching history and philosophy, a description of their research plans, and the names and email addresses of five references in a single .pdf format to: position F40160. Reference letters should be provided only upon request by the search committee. Only complete applications will be considered. The position will close on October 24, 2020.
For additional information contact Prof. Lukasz Kurgan at

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
Optional Documents

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