Wayne State University — Assistant / Associate Tenure-Track Faculty, Cyber-Physical Systems

The College of Engineering at Wayne State University has embarked on an initiative to create a world-class center of research excellence in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). The College of Engineering is a leader in the practical integration of teaching and research. Located in Midtown Detroit, Wayne State University is a preeminent public urban research university known for academic and research excellence, success across a diverse student body and meaningful engagement in its urban community. The College has more than 130 faculty with a student enrollment of 3,700.

Currently a sizeable group of faculty from multiple departments collaborate on cross-cutting research including work in areas such as Sensors, Smart Buildings/Infrastructure, Smart Health, Smart Grid, and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

As part of this initiative, the Department of Computer Science seeks candidates for multiple tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of both cyber-physical systems and smart cities. Faculty in areas such as cyber security or data science with research applicable to these areas are also encouraged to apply. Faculty candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field and to demonstrate potential for excellence in both research and teaching. Salaries and startup package are highly competitive.

The Department of Computer Science has 21 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, with research strengths in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Computer Systems, Data Mining, Graphics and Visualization, Software Engineering, and Wireless Networking. The research in the department is also highly interdisciplinary with active collaborations with faculty in medicine, engineering, and sciences and with local industry such as the Ford Motor Company and General Motors. The Department has five NSF CAREER recipients and an external funding of around $2.5M annually. The department currently has 75 Ph.D. students, along with 100 Master’s students, and 650 undergraduate majors. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.cs.wayne.edu.

The Department of Computer Science is in the College of Engineering. The College has an annual research expenditure of about $20M. Information about the College of Engineering can be found at http://engineering.wayne.edu. Wayne State University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as RU/VH (Research University, Very High research activity), a distinction held by only 3.5 percent of institutions of higher education in the United States. Wayne State University, in partnership with the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, has a key role in Michigan’s University Research Corridor initiative (http://urcmich.org/) and is closely involved with TechTown, the area’s business incubator (http://techtownwsu.org/). Located in the center of the U.S. automotive industry (e.g., within ~20 miles from the research centers of Ford and GM), with the largest single-campus medical school in U.S., and being a leading force in the revitalization of the City of Detroit, Wayne State University serves as an excellent campus for pursuing transformative research, education, and service initiatives in big-data, cyber-physical and embedded systems, Internet of Things, data science, smart and connected health, and Internet of Things/ smart cities.

Besides enjoying the beautiful fall scenery as well as winter skiing in Michigan, within a 20-mile radius of Wayne State campus, you will find several Metro Detroit suburbs that are consistently ranked in top 100 in Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, statement of research and teaching, and curriculum vitae with the contact information of three references in a single PDF file. For full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2017.

Apply online at jobs.wayne.edu (posting number: 043066). Nominations and inquiries should be directed to Professor Loren Schwiebert at loren@wayne.edu.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.