Assistant/Associate Professor – Lane Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering

first_imgThe Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at WestVirginia University (WVU) invites applications for multipletenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant orAssociate Professor in the area of computer engineering, computerscience, and cybersecurity. The appointment shall be in the LaneDepartment of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.Specialty areas of interest for this search include, but are notlimited to cybersecurity, software engineering, networking,computer systems and architecture, theory of computer science,artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, andbiometric identification.West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant Universityof the State of West Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of Highest ResearchActivity (i.e., R1 University). Morgantown is a safe, inclusive andfamily-friendly community with a regional population of about137,000 residents and is ranked among the most livable small citiesin the country. It lies within a high technology corridor thatincludes several federal research facilities, such as the NASAKatherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility(IV&V), U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy TechnologyLaboratory (NETL), the National Institute of Occupational Safetyand Health (NIOSH), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).The city is located within reasonable driving distances fromPittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the areaand the university are available at and .The Statler College of WVU currently has eight academic departmentswith over 4,200 students and 135 faculty members. It is nationallyrecognized for high quality teaching and research, as well as forthe accomplishments of its faculty, students, and alumni. The LaneDepartment of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering hassignificant research and teaching activities in the areas ofcybersecurity, computer vision, machine learning, and biometricidentification. Moreover, through its collaboration with WVU’scomprehensive Health Sciences Center (HSC), the Department conductscutting-edge work in the fields of neuroscience and digital health.WVU is designated by the NSA and DHS as a National Center ofAcademic Excellence in both Cyber Defense Research and CyberDefense Education. WVU is the founding site in the multi-universityCenter for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), an NSFIndustry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) with manycenter-funded opportunities for new faculty working in biometrics,machine learning, and computer vision. In 2018, the Lane Departmentlaunched a new undergraduate degree in Cybersecurity and offersboth undergraduate and graduate areas of emphasis in Cybersecurity.Significant resources are available to attract top-notch studentsinto the program. For instance, a recent grant from the NationalScience Foundation has created 120 annual scholarships over fiveyears for undergraduates studying cybersecurity. The Departmentalso offers a graduate area of emphasis in Computational DataScience. The Department is home to a master’s in SoftwareEngineering program that is fully online and highly ranked.Qualifications :Eligible candidates must hold an earned Doctorate degree incomputer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field,at the time of appointment. The successful candidates mustdemonstrate the ability or potential to (1) develop and sustain anindependent, internationally recognized and competitiveexternally-sponsored research program, (2) collaborate effectivelywithin multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and other researchersacross WVU campus, other academic and government institutions, aswell as the private sector, (3) teach lecture, laboratory or designcourses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (4)perform professional service activities. A notable record ofpeer-reviewed publications and other scholarly activities,effective communication skills, and evidence of potential toattract competitive research funding are required for thisposition. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must havean outstanding record of research, teaching, and service.To apply for this position, visit . Applicants mustsubmit a cover letter that indicates the candidates specialty areaof interest, a curriculum vitae, a two-page research statement, aone page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact informationfor at least three professional refer­ences. Review of applicationswill begin on October 5, 2020. For further information, pleasecontact Dr. Matthew Valenti, Chair of the Lane Department, bytelephone (304-293-9139) or e-mail ( [email protected] ), or visit ourwebsite at provides faculty members with a supportive environment fordeveloping a visible and productive career (, and facilitating suitable work-life integration ( WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners of itsfaculty members in job search and the transition of their owncareers.West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunityemployer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for genderequity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff,and students, and invites applications from all qualifiedapplicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, genderidentity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics,disability, or Veteran status. The University received the 2019Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award and the Benjamin M.Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has receivedthe ASEE Bronze Award for Diversity.last_img

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