DIVERSITY MENTOR PROFESSORSHIPS IN THE SCHOOL OF COMPUTING & INFORMATION SCIENCES
Florida International University
December 29, 2017
Faculty 4-Year College/University
Florida International University invites applicants for a Senior Faculty Position in the School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) as part of FIU’s Diversity Mentor Professorship Initiative to recruit excellent STEM faculty with a history and commitment to the mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations, particularly women and Hispanic-American and African-American students.
FIU’s School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) is a rapidly growing program of excellence at Florida International University (FIU). The School has 29 tenure-track faculty members and over 2,000 students, including over 90 Ph.D. students. The School is engaged in on-going and exciting new and expanding programs for research, education and outreach. The School offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, and M.S. degrees in Telecommunications and Networking, Cyber-security, and Information Technology as well as B.S./B.A. degrees in Information Technology.
SCIS invites applications from exceptionally qualified faculty. Candidates for senior positions must have an active and sustainable record of excellence in funded research, publications and professional service as well as has demonstrated leadership in collaborative or interdisciplinary research. In addition to developing or expanding a high-quality research program, all successful applicants must be committed to excellence in mentoring and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Applications are encouraged from candidates with highly transformative research programs and seminal ideas that extend the frontiers of computing and networking across other disciplines. A Ph.D. in Computer Science or related disciplines is required.
The successful candidate will be expected to mentor undergraduates and graduate students and to participate in campus-wide and departmental programs that promote the goals of FIU’s NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (https://advance.fiu.edu), its Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Plan, and programs that provide research and professional development opportunities for our diverse student body. Faculty appointment will be made at a tenured professorial rank commensurate with current academic standing and achievement. FIU offers competitive salaries, research set-up funds, and recruitment allowances.
Qualified candidates for the SCIS are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 514306 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/. Please attach: 1) a cover letter that specifies The School of Computing & Information Sciences as your likely tenure department and includes names and contact information for referees; 2) curriculum vita; 3) statement of research interests; 4) statement of teaching interests; and 5) statement of evidence of diversity mentoring (Guidelines: https://advance.fiu.edu/Diversity_Statement.pdf). Nominations and questions should be sent to: Dr. Walter Van Hamme, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin on December 18, 2017, and continue until the positions are filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.