Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 062900 - Computer Science and Engineering
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Department Profile:

Part of the Bagley College of Engineering, the department has approximately 500 undergraduate majors, 80 graduate students, and over 20 faculty members. The department offers undergraduate programs in Computer Science and Software Engineering, and jointly administers an undergraduate program in Computer Engineering with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. At the graduate level, we offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and M.S. degree in Cyber Security and Operations, and the faculty directs graduate students in Computational Engineering. Certificates in Information Assurance, Cyber Operations and Computational Biology are also available. In the last fiscal year, research expenditures totaled to about $10 million dollars and the university as a whole is ranked 50th among U.S. institutions in computer science expenditures. Research core areas for the department are artificial intelligence, computational science, visualization and graphics, bioinformatics, parallel and distributed computing, software engineering, human-robot interaction, augmented and virtual reality, security and cryptography and computer science education. Faculty in the department are active in many university research centers including the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute, the Center for Computational Science, and the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology. The computer security area has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Area of Specialization:

All areas of Computer Science are considered but preference is given to Software Engineering and Computer Security

Anticipated Appointment Date:

January 1, 2019

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Research: performs and publishes research in the areas of interest and advances state of the art; obtains research grants/contracts with federal government and private industry; keeps other faculty members and students informed of advances in the areas of interest.
Teaching: teaches courses in the areas of interest at the graduate level; teaches undergraduate courses and advises undergraduate students; guides graduate students in thesis and dissertations in the areas of interest.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates for the position are expected to hold a Ph.D. in computer science or closely related field (ABDs may be considered). Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include teaching and research experience, a substantial record of peer-review publications, and demonstrated ability to secure external funding. However, recent graduate with exceptional academic credentials are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to individuals with a track record of interdisciplinary research collaboration.

Instructions for Applying:

Interested candidates must apply at and attach cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for at least three professional references, and a statement (limited to three pages) that describes research and educational interests.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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