Search for the Research Director of the Computational Systems
and Technology Division
University of Southern California, Information Sciences
The Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern
California (USC/ISI) seeks a collaborative, resourceful, and
motivated leader to serve as a Research Director in the
Computational Systems and Technology Division. The Research
Director will lead transformational research, navigating the
nuances and technical tasks of projects while effectively
motivating and managing research staff.
The Information Sciences Institute, a unit of the Viterbi School of
Engineering, is a global leader in the research and development of
advanced artificial intelligence, computer networks, cybersecurity,
medical informatics, and other computing and communications
technologies. ISI's 400 faculty, professional staff, and graduate
students carry out extraordinary information sciences research at
three distinct locations—Marina del Rey, California; Arlington,
Virginia, where this position will be located; and Waltham,
USC Viterbi School of Engineering, consistently ranked among the
top ten engineering schools in the nation, is achieving new heights
through research and educational leadership in crucial realms of
technology and innovation: information sciences, biomedical
engineering, and homeland security, among others. ISI is the
largest research institute in Viterbi and brings in approximately
half of the School's external research funding.
The Computational Systems and Technology division at ISI conducts
research in computer architecture, EDA tools, heterogeneous
computing, and application specific intelligent computing. As an
applied research lab, the Division's work spans the creation and
maturation of ideas from academic conception to applied research
prototypes, including ASIC fabrication and deployment in test
The incoming Research Director will possess a PhD or MS and
equivalent experience in Computer Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, or Computer Science with previous publications,
patents, or innovations related to computer architecture, EDA/CAD
tool development, hardware/software co-design, acceleration of
Machine Learning, hardware security, or reconfigurable computing.
They will be an excellent written and oral communicator, with the
skillset to both lead proposals and projects independently while
also contributing to existing projects as a technical and task
leader. As the Division continues to grow and diversify, they will
be expected to develop and execute new research ideas,
demonstrating the ability to scale prototype systems to real-world
problems. The Research Director will also partner with Division
leadership to help grow the strong existing research funding,
including identifying new sources of funding.
The anticipated salary range for this position is $275k-300k
annually, commensurate with the successful candidate's experience.
USC provides a competitive compensation package that recognizes
experience, credentials, and education alongside a robust benefits
program to meet candidate needs.
The University of Southern California has retained Isaacson,
Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search.
Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and
continue until the completion of the search process. For more
details, including the full position profile and to submit
inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the
Isaacson, Miller website for the search: https://www.imsearch.com/open-searches/usc-engineering-research-director-computational-systems-technology-division
Electronic submission of materials is required.
Courtney Wilk-Mandel, Brian Burbank, and Cara Meyers
1925 Century Park East, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA, 90067
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly
pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for
outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background.
The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented
groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC
will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with
known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue
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