Computer Science, Assistant Professor in Software Engineering/Systems, Tenure Track


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Job Title Computer Science, Assistant Professor in Software Engineering/Systems, Tenure Track Position Title Computer Science, Assistant Professor in Software Engineering/Systems, Tenure Track Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Location Code COMPUTER SCIENCE (02132A) Department Name COMPUTER SCIENCE Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for academic year 2021-22. The department seeks applicants with expertise in Software Engineering/Systems. The successful candidate will be joining a department with 15 full-time faculty members serving 420 undergraduate majors and minors, and 85 masters students in the areas of computer science, cybersecurity, information technology, and software engineering.

This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This position will have broad responsibilities of teaching and research in current and emerging areas of software development and engineering or systems such as mobile software development and frameworks, software security, software architecture frameworks, design, modeling, or software analysis and testing, including for adaptive/autonomous systems, databases, and cloud computing. Industry experience in these areas is especially welcome. The successful candidate will be a key enabler to the success of our Software Engineering degree programs at undergraduate and graduate levels and be willing to engage in collaborative research efforts with Loyola’s most prominent schools. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of external grants.

Qualifications

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field at the time of appointment with a strong background in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning including all relevant technical areas: natural language processing, AI ethics/safety and applications to problems in healthcare, medicine, business, sociology, or criminal justice. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field at the time of appointment with a strong background in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning including all relevant technical areas: natural language processing, AI ethics/safety and applications to problems in healthcare, medicine, business, sociology, or criminal justice. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Open Date 11/20/2020 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda, (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. For further information about this position, please contact the Computer Science Faculty Search Committee at career2021@cs.luc.edu or via regular mail:

Chair of Search Committee
Department of Computer Science
1052 W. Loyola Ave
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, Illinois 60626

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

Quick Link for Posting http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14522 Job Number 85TBD Organizational Location PROVOST
Posting Details

Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date 08/09/2021 Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents
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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Research Statement
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