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Institute for Informatics and Applied Technology Cluster Hire – Open Rank

Employer
Gonzaga University
Location
Spokane, WA
Salary
$60,645 - $203,657 - commensurate with education and experience
Date posted
Apr 2, 2024

Type: Full-Time
Posted: 03/29/2024
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Category: Computer Science
 

Job Type Detail

At Gonzaga we don't just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for - and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution.

Our diverse selection of benefits is part of Gonzaga's commitment to care for and meet the needs of our employees and their families. The University provides full-time faculty in their first year: a PPO Medical plan administered by Premera Blue Cross, employer-paid dental programs through Delta Dental, vision coverage through VSP, employer-paid Life Insurance, and optional employee-paid Life Insurance through Lincoln Financial, TIAA 403(b) Retirement plan including free onsite financial planning and advising, Employee Assistance Program through Supportlinc, ZagFit Wellness program with access to GU's onsite fitness center, Spokane Transit Authority (STA) bus passes and more. Additional benefits such as Long Term Disability and Tuition Waivers are available after the first year of employment.

 

Department: Institute for Informatics

Proposed Hiring Contract Type: Tenure Track

Appointment Percent: 100

Months per Year: 9

Job Summary

As part of its strategic plan, Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA has established the Institute for Informatics and Applied Technology to spearhead partnerships with regional business and government agencies, as well as help Gonzaga lead in workforce development, economic growth, and national security in the areas of big data, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and computing.

As a national university located in the Inland Pacific Northwest, Gonzaga University is in a special position to both train workforce and help spur innovation in areas like advanced fabrication, utilities and civil infrastructure, healthcare, big data, supply chain management, information security, and regional or national security. As an exemplar Jesuit university, furthermore, Gonzaga has a unique purpose to bring ethical leadership and a mission of service to this work and those who are trained here. Already, Gonzaga University has co-led a consortium of nearly 50 industry leaders, educational institutions, and state, local and tribal governments to be designated a "technology hub" by the Economic Development Administration of the US Department of Commerce. Gonzaga's consortium was one of just 32 out of 200 applicants in the competitive program created under the US CHIPS and Science Act.

Through the creation of this Institute, Gonzaga hopes to launch new degree programs, certificates, and executive education opportunities in software engineering, data sciences, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and bioinformatics. We seek to understand how complementary economic policies can create opportunity for struggling areas of the domestic labor force. We seek to understand how big data and artificial intelligence can extract powerful insights in technology development, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare. And we seek to understand the threats posed to national, individual, and private sector security due to information and resource theft or attacks in cyberspace. To support the institute, Gonzaga has launched a national search for the inaugural director, thanks to the foundational gift of the David and Cathleen Reisenauer family.

Additionally, Gonzaga seeks applications for a cluster of 12 tenure-track faculty at all ranks, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor to hold full-time joint appointments in both the Institute as well as one of Gonzaga's School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Business Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Law, School of Leadership Studies, or School of Health Sciences. Applicants at all ranks are encouraged to apply in areas of computer science, cyber security, data sciences, information systems/sciences, applied mathematics, statistics, supply chain, ethics, leadership, law, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, entrepreneurship and economic development, and more. Anticipated start date is Fall 2025.

Essential Functions

  • Teaching: Teach the equivalent of 18 credits per academic year. Support existing and teach new courses created as part of the Institute; these new courses may include any of the following: software engineering, data sciences, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, bioinformatics, statistics, and/or related topics. Some course re-assignments may be made available for scholarly activity.
  • Scholarly Work: The mindset of a teacher-scholar who is committed to pursuing scholarly works throughout their careers.
  • Advising: The willingness to advise students in their degree progression and in their career options.
  • Academic Citizenship and Professional Service: The willingness to serve on department, school, institute, and university committees, and a commitment to involvement in shared governance roles which contribute to the overall well-being of the institution.


Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications for Assistant Professor

  • A Ph.D. in computer science, cyber security, data sciences, information systems/sciences, applied mathematics, statistics, supply chain, ethics, leadership, law, artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship and economic development or related fields
  • ABD may be considered, with the expectation that the candidate will have their degree in hand by July 15, 2025
  • A record of scholarly activity (conference papers and presentations, working papers, and/or journal contributions)
  • A record of teaching development or teaching activity
  • Demonstrated commitment to Gonzaga's Jesuit mission
  • Demonstrated ability to implement inclusive, equity-minded teaching practices


Required Qualifications for Associate Professor

Candidate must meet the required qualifications of an Assistant Professor and have:

  • At least six years of successful experience at the rank of Assistant Professor
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • A well-defined scholarly agenda with a record of scholarship (e.g., publications, presentations, etc.) and a record of external grant support.


Required Qualifications for Full Professor

Candidate must meet the required qualifications of an Associate Professor and have:

  • At least five years of successful experience at the rank of Associate Professor
  • A scholarly record of an established scholar and a record of external grant support.

Open Date: 03/27/2024

Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Review Begins on: 06/01/2024

EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.

Hiring Salary
Assistant: $60,645 - $163,138 - commensurate with education and experience; Associate: $73,481 - $164,436 - commensurate with education and experience; Professor: $91,495 - $203,567 - commensurate with education and experience

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Procedure

To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants are required to complete an online application and submit the following:

  1. A cover letter
  2. A curriculum vita
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy
  4. A statement of research interests
  5. Full contact information for at least three (3) professional references (letters will be requested when finalists are selected).

Application materials should speak to the following:

  • Scholarly achievement within candidate's discipline as well as appropriate skills in pedagogy and ability to fulfill Gonzaga's commitment to premier education
  • Ability to advance the institution's mission for diversity, equity, access, and inclusion
  • Ability to contribute to Gonzaga's Jesuit mission to the common good

 

Questions about this position may be directed via email to Dr. Jolanta Weber, weberj@gonzaga.edu. The positions remain open until filled. Application review will begin on June 1, 2024. For assistance with your online application, please call the Human Resources Department at 509-313-5996.

Clery Statement

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics

The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.

A copy of the report can be found online at www.Gonzaga.edu/Clery. A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.


Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.

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