Essential Functions: Wayne State University invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor-Research in the Department of Computer Science as part of the JETSCAPE collaboration. The Jet Energy-loss Tomography with a Statistically and Computationally Advanced Program Envelope (JETSCAPE) collaboration is an NSF funded multi-institutional project to study droplets of matter at extreme temperatures of more than a trillion degrees using jets of particles emanating from these droplets. Matter at these temperatures last existed microseconds after the big bang, and is now routinely created at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York and at CERN in Switzerland. The collaboration involves teams of theoretical physicists, experimental physicists, statisticians, and computer scientists from Duke, MIT, McGill, Ohio-State, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., Lawrence Livermore National Lab., Texas A&M, and Wayne State. The term of the position will be one year, renewable annually for up to three years, beginning in August 2016.
Qualifications: The position requires a Ph. D. in computer science, engineering, computational physics or related discipline with a demonstrated expertise in high-performance computing. Prior experience programming on GPU architectures would be highly desirable.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is d...edicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.