Assistant Professor 9 Mo - F00480

Arkansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 26, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary:

An exciting development is the founding of a new and unique Center of No Boundary Thinking (CNBT in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CoECS). CNBT seeks to promote research and development of Artificial Intelligence in different sectors of the economy and society. CNBT has three divisions: Division of Biological Systems, Division of Algorithms and Computational Methodologies, Division of Advanced Data Science and Learning, and a fourth Division of Medical Sciences and Public Health is being developed. This tenure-track faculty position is for the fourth division of CNBT. The candidate is expected to have a good understanding of No-Boundary Thinking. The position is in Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI) and includes a pre-tenure appointment in the Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science (CoECS) as an Assistant Professor. ABI is an agricultural and medical research consortium dedicated to improving the health of Arkansans. The ABI consortium involves five Arkansas research institutions: Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Arkansas State University, the University of Arkansas-Division of Agriculture, the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The position reports to the Executive Director of ABI.

Duties & Responsibilities:


The selected candidate is expected to:

  • Collaborate with the Center for No-Boundary Thinking (CNBT)’s current three divisions of   and CNBT center affiliate faculty from seven colleges at A-State as well as actively participate in the development of the fourth Division of Medical Sciences and Public Health. The candidate is also expected to develop interdisciplinary research projects and submit competitive research proposals to appropriate funding agencies in the state and at the federal level, e.g.  NSF and NIH. The selected candidate is also expected to participate in services activities in the Department of Computer Science as well as teach appropriate undergraduate and graduate courses in the department from time to time
  • Connect the research and education efforts of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning with A-State on-campus efforts, such as with College of Nursing and Health Professions, with the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), and with the planned A-State College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Strengthen the current collaborations and establish new projects with the local hospitals: St. Bernards Medical Center (SBMC), NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital (NEA), and with University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Arkansas Children’s Hospital in the state of Arkansas and University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Tennessee
  • Other duties as assigned



Knowledge, skills, and abilities required or applicable to the position responsibilities and area of specialization, including special abilities

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

The CoECS offers ABET-accredited undergraduate degrees in the areas of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering as well as master’s degrees in Engineering Management Engineering and Computer Science, and undergraduate degrees in Engineering Technology and Computer Science. This hire comes at an exciting time when responding to the needs of the stakeholders in the region, the aforementioned disciplines were brought together in a new College of Engineering and Computer Science (CoECS). Led by a new dean who assumed his role July 1, 2019, the college is on an ambitious growth trajectory that includes upgrade of student and faculty spaces, emphasis on the student experience, professional development of faculty, emphasis on excellent teaching and research, and very proactive engagement with the external community. The university is in the delta region of the state of Arkansas.

The delta region is home to a thriving private sector that engages in development of computer software tools, materials handling, manufacturing to name a few. The new hire will be a part of an outstanding CoECS team to take CNBT and the college to greater heights of achievement in the years to come

Minimum Qualifications:

The position has a requirement of both MD and PhD degrees, where the PhD degree should be in biology, bioinformatics, computer science or related disciplines

The ideal candidate will have strong training and research experience in AI and machine learning, biomedical imaging and informatics

Previous medical and clinic experiences are a plus