The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Science and Engineering / Division of Computing, Analytics and Mathematics
The Division of Computing, Analytics & Mathematics (CAM) is seeking applications and nominations for multiple tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in Computer Science at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, starting in Spring or Fall 2023. Areas of interest include AI, AR/VR, Cybersecurity, Data Science, and other emerging fields. Strong candidates in all areas of Computer Science will be considered.
CAM is one of the four divisions in the new School of Science and Engineering (SSE) established through UMKC Forward, a university initiative to create multidisciplinary learning, academics, research, and outreach. CAM offers undergraduate degrees in Computer Science (ABET-accredited), Information Technology (ABET-accredited), and Mathematics, MS degrees in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, and Statistics, and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, Computer Networking and Communication Systems, and Mathematics. These programs foster an open, collaborative research and education environment. More information about SSE and the CAM division can be found at https://sse.umkc.edu. Most recently, the CAM division has received a $3M NSF NRT grant and an $879K CDC grant. The existing Computer Science research focuses on AI, Big Data Analytics, Bioinformatics, Cloud Computing, Computer Networks, Cybersecurity, and Software Engineering. The new hires will undertake research and education initiatives to strengthen the current areas and mentor our diverse student population.
CAM is instrumental to the University of Missouri System's NextGen Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center (dSAIC), which supports university research across the state and plays a critical role in the region's health, business, and workforce development. dSAIC is based at UMKC and operates in partnership with the University of Missouri-Columbia. CAM faculty have joint projects with the UMKC Missouri Institute of Defense and Energy (MIDE), School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine, and College of Arts and Sciences. MIDE is founded on bridging fundamental physics with applied engineering to solve longstanding challenges in the defense, energy, and related commercial sectors. As of 2021, MIDE has secured $50M in externally awarded grants and contracts. In 2015, MIDE was presented with the R&D100 award for a defense technology that led to two small businesses and two licensed patents. Two MIDE faculty received the Intel Outstanding Researcher award for their work on next-generation transistors. They are the only recipients from the University of Missouri System since the award’s inauguration in 2012.
The SSE recently added a new $40M ($23M building and $17M equipment), 58,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility to support multidisciplinary education, research, and economic development initiatives. Some of the key components of this new facility are AR/VR Lab, Innovation Studio & 3D Printing Lab, and High-Performance Computing Lab.
The candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related discipline prior to the start date. The successful candidates will be expected to (1) have a strong commitment to teaching courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs; (2) develop and sustain an extramurally funded research program; (3) engage in departmental, school, or university services appropriate to the position; and (4) advance the goals and strategic plan of SSE and UMKC.
Full Time/Part Time
Full-time, 9-month, benefit-eligible, ranked tenure-eligible academic faculty position starting in Spring or Fall 2023
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with rank, credentials, and experience
To be considered, you must complete the UMKC online application. Use Chrome browser and go to https://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/. Click on View Jobs. Then search for 43612 (the position number), then click on the position for the full job description. At the top right will be an Apply for Job link, click on it (you will be asked to register if you are a new user). The application contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, current contact information for a list of at least five current references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.). If you need technical assistance, please call (800) 488-5288. Finalists will be asked to provide their transcripts which reflect the required degree for determination of position title. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of your degrees through official transcripts.
More information about the School of Science and Engineering and the Division of Computing, Analytics and Mathematics can be found at http://sse.umkc.edu/. UMKC is in the heart of Kansas City, a world-class computing and engineering hub home to companies such as Cerner, Ericsson, IBM, SS&C, Garmin, and Honeywell (defense contracts) that provide enriching educational partnerships for SCE students and faculty.
UMKC and the School of Science and Engineering value diversity as central to the mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level, and family structure.