Electrical and Computer Engineering
Posted until filled, with review of applications to begin May 1, 2017
Full Time/Part Time
Computer Engineering or a closely related discipline is required.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology Science and Technology invites nominations and applications for the Cynthia Tang Missouri Distinguished Professor in Computer Engineering. The position is tenured at the Full or Associate Professor rank. The endowment provides unrestricted research funds and the salary is commensurate with the excellence of the candidate being sought.
The ECE department has 35 faculty members, approximately 450 undergraduate and 320 graduate students, and research expenditures of approximately $5.5M in the past fiscal year. More information about the department and campus can be found at http://ece.mst.edu. The Computer Engineering program has research strengths in autonomous and cyber-physical systems, networking, high-speed digital design, and computational intelligence, which directly relate to university-wide strategic initiatives in the interdisciplinary signature area of Smart Living.
For this vacancy, priority will be given to candidates with a sustained record of scholarly research, excellence in teaching, and international prominence and leadership in cyber security. However, serious consideration will be given to outstanding candidates from other areas that complement the existing strengths of the Computer Engineering program, particularly as they relate to security, reliability, or more generally, assurance of information and systems. The university has been recognized by the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE-IAE) and Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R). S&T also has been awarded a $3M NSF Scholarship for Service (SFS) grant in the area of cyber security.
A Ph.D. in Computer Engineering or a closely related discipline is required, along with an international reputation for research excellence, a commitment to first-rate teaching, and demonstrated strength in, and commitment to, mentorship and leadership, as well as partnerships within the institution and with other academic institutions, industry, and research laboratories.
Missouri S&T is making strategic investments with significant growth potential. Missouri S&T is one of the nation's leading research universities. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe and friendly campus surrounded by Ozark scenery. Missouri S&T offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities and business, with master's and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master's degrees in biological sciences, business administration, and technical communication. With nearly 9,000 students enrolled online and on campus, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population but small enough for individuals to stand out. More information about the campus can be found at http://www.mst.edu. Missouri S&T is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.
Interested candidates should submit an electronic application to Missouri S&T Human Resources career site for academic postings at http://hr.mst.edu/careers/academic/. The search and screening committee will begin reviewing applications on May 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Questions should be directed to Dr. Kelvin Erickson (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the search committee.
All submitted application materials must have the position reference number 00030895 in order to be processed. Acceptable electronic formats include PDF and Word. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted. Applications should include:
- a cover letter,
- a detailed curriculum vitae,
- a one-page vision statement which outlines the candidate's cohesive plans for establishing S&T as a leader in cyber security research and education, with emphasis on interactions with specific campus groups, mentoring of junior faculty, and service to the professional community,
- a one-page statement of research, with specific emphasis on cyber security, that describes the interests and experiences of the applicant, articulates plans for leading a collaborative interdisciplinary research program, and explains how this program will complement or leverage existing strengths of the ECE department and Missouri S&T,
- a one-page statement of teaching interests, experience, and goals, as related to existing as well as new courses in the area of, or complementary to, cyber security,
- the three one-page statements should collectively demonstrate that the applicant is cognizant of challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic environments, and has plans for addressing these challenges, and
- complete contact information for five references.
The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.
Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.
All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
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