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Assistant Professor Position in Computer and Information Science

Employer
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Location
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Salary
Salary commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2022
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The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track faculty
position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Computer and Information Science
(College of Engineering -CIS) beginning in September 2023. The department is particularly
interested in candidates with research focus in the areas of cybersecurity and data science. The
candidates are expected to enhance and support the university’s initiatives in cybersecurity and
data science within the department, the College of Engineering (College of Engineering) and the
College of Arts & Sciences (College of Arts and Sciences). Successful candidates will join a
world-class research team with existing strengths in cyber defense and operations, unmanned
aerial vehicle security, data analytics and machine learning.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track faculty
position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Computer and Information Science
(College of Engineering -CIS) beginning in September 2023. The department is particularly
interested in candidates with research focus in the areas of cybersecurity and data science. The
candidates are expected to enhance and support the university’s initiatives in cybersecurity and
data science within the department, the College of Engineering (College of Engineering) and the
College of Arts & Sciences (College of Arts and Sciences). Successful candidates will join a
world-class research team with existing strengths in cyber defense and operations, unmanned
aerial vehicle security, data analytics and machine learning.

The Computer and Information Science Department currently has 14 full-time faculty members.
The department offers B.S. and M.S. degree programs in Computer Science, joint B.S. and M.S.
degree programs with the Department of Mathematics in Data Science
(https://www.umassd.edu/data-science/), and a Ph.D. program in Engineering & Applied Science
(EAS) with a Computer Science and Information Science option. In recent years, Computer
Science faculty have received multiple external research grants from the NSF, NIH, ONR,
Department of the Army, and corporations, including an NSF CAREER award and an NIH R01
award. The department plays a leadership role in the University’s Cybersecurity Center
(https://www.umassd.edu/cybersecurity-center/), which received the National Center of
Academic Excellence in Cyber Research from the National Security Agency and Department of
Homeland Security in 2020.

Duties
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded
research program; teach and advise undergraduate and graduate (MS & PhD) students; contribute
to university and professional service; foster interdisciplinary collaborations; and engage in
college and university diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Computer Science, or a closely related field, at the
time of appointment, and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence and scholarly
research as well as diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates must be authorized to work in the
U.S. on a full-time basis.

Preferred Qualifications
Strong candidates will have significant research experience in cybersecurity and data science. 
Postdoctoral research experience is highly desirable. We are especially interested in receiving
qualified applications from scholars historically underrepresented in science, mathematics and
engineering, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:
75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Life Insurance
Long Term Disability
State Pension Retirement Plan
Optional Retirement Savings Plans
Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
Twelve (12) paid holidays
Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
And more!

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Important Notice
UMass Dartmouth requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all faculty, staff, and students who wish
to work, live, learn or physically come to campus.  Read More.

Application Process: Qualified applicants are invited to submit electronically a letter of interest,
detailed curriculum vitae, concise statements on research plans, teaching philosophy, and
diversity, and contact information for at least three professional references. Employment is
contingent upon verification of background/credentials and work authorization.

Screening of complete applications will begin on December 15, 2022 and will continue until the
position is filled.

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