[AISWorld] Tenure-Track Position in CIS at The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Chengcui Zhang czhang02 at uab.edu
Mon Sep 17 14:24:40 EDT 2012

The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Assistant Professor

The Department of Computer & Information Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking candidates for a tenure-track/tenure-earning faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 1 2013.  For additional information about the department please visit http://www.cis.uab.edu .

Candidates with leading expertise in Machine Learning and Data Mining with secondary interests in one or more of the following areas are sought: Security, AI, graphics and visualization, computer forensics, software engineering, programming languages, and/or high performance computing.  The successful candidate must be able to participate effectively in multidisciplinary research with scientists in Computer and Information Sciences and with other researchers for advancing Fundamental Computer Science Research at UAB, including joint scientific studies, co-advising of students, and funding.  Allied expertise in one or more areas is highly desirable.  UAB has made significant commitment to both research and teaching in Computer Science and specifically in Machine Learning and Data Mining.  Candidates must consequently have strong teaching credentials as well as research credentials.  Experience and success in funded research is an added plus. UAB is a Carnegie Research Extensive University.

Computer and Information Sciences at UAB offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees.  The Department has a strong research focus, excellence in teaching, and a strong commitment to outreach.  With over 340 undergraduate students, it has among the largest ABET accredited programs in Alabama.  Currently, the department is graduating 4-5 PhD students per year, with the goal of growing this significantly over the next several years.   Research expenditures are growing significantly, and the Department has a leading role in a University-Wide Research Center in CyberCrime, Security, and Computer Forensics.  Collaborations with UAB's medical enterprise are strong and growing, with opportunities for faculty to participate in interdisciplinary R&D.

A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field is required.  Applications should include a complete curriculum vita with a publication list, a statement of future research plans, a statement on teaching experience and philosophy, and minimally two letters of reference with at least one letter addressing teaching experience and ability. Applications and all other materials should be submitted via email (strongly preferred, use PDF format for all documents) to facappML at cis.uab.edu or via regular mail to:
      Search Committee
      Department of Computer and Information Sciences
      115A Campbell Hall
      1300 University Blvd
      Birmingham, AL 35294-1170

Review and interviewing of candidates will begin on October 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.    

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

Chengcui Zhang Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Website: www.cis.uab.edu/zhang

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