Wayne State University — Assistant / Associate Professor, Computer Science

Applications are invited for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant/associate professor level beginning in Fall 2020. While candidates with research expertise in computer vision, machine learning, data-intensive computing, security, network systems or embedded software engineering will receive the strongest consideration, outstanding applicants in other areas will also be considered. This search is primarily at the assistant professor level, but candidates with exceptional accomplishments will be considered for senior levels. Faculty candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field by their start date and to demonstrate potential for excellence in both research and teaching.

The Department of Computer Science has 21 tenured or tenure-track faculty members and 6 teaching faculty members, with research strengths in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Computer Systems (e.g., Real-time Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, Autonomous Systems, and Edge Computing), Data Science, 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, with two CAREER awards in 2019 and external funding of over $2.0M annually. The department currently has 65 Ph.D. students, along with 75 Master’s students, and about 900 undergraduate majors. Further information about the department can be found at http://engineering.wayne.edu/cs/.

The Department of Computer Science is in the College of Engineering. The College has an annual research expenditure of about $18M. 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.

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. For full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2020.

Apply online at jobs.wayne.edu (posting number: 044790 or 044791). Applicants with research backgrounds related to computer vision, machine learning, and data-intensive computing please apply through Posting #044790, and applicants with research backgrounds related to security, network systems, and embedded software engineering please apply through Posting #044791. Nominations and inquiries should be directed to Professor Jing Hua at jinghua@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 University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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