Job Description

Assistant Professor

Posting Numberreq10519
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentComputer Science (650A)
Academic LocationSchool of Engineering
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position SummaryThe Department of Computer Science inthe School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico (UNM) invitesapplications for multiple full-time tenure-track positions at the level ofAssistant Professor. We seek applicants demonstrating excellence in ComputerScience or related disciplines. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertisein (1) cybersecurity, (2) machine learning and data science, (3) quantum information science, (4)high-performance computing, or (5) biological computing, though strongcandidates in all areas of computing will be considered. We are an inter-disciplinary,family-friendly department located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our research andinstruction push the boundaries in both core Computer Science and itsintersections with other fields.
UNM CS is committed toexcellence in both undergraduate and graduate education, offering anABET-accredited BS undergraduate program with 500 majors, and MS and PhDprograms with 200 graduate students. Our programs include a strong ComputerScience core as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary education through cross-disciplinaryprograms such as the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media (IFDM) program,UNM Computer Science for All (CS4All), and the Computational Science andEngineering (CSE) graduate certificate program.
The Departmenthas seventeen tenure-track faculty whose research is funded by agenciesincluding NSF, NIH, DARPA, ARO, NASA, and DOE. We are a collegial departmenthoused in the new and modern Farris Engineering Center. Our faculty excel in interdisciplinaryresearch through numerous collaborations with other UNM schools, departments,and research centers such as the Center for Biomedical Engineering, the Centerfor Advanced Research Computing, and the UNM Health Sciences Center.
In addition, UNMhas extensive ties and a long history of collaboration with nearby researchcenters such as Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, the Santa FeInstitute, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. UNM has recently executed aformal memorandum of understanding with Los Alamos that allow for joint UNMfaculty/LANL laboratory staff appointments, and UNM is working on similaragreements with other institutions. Candidates interested in a jointappointment with Los Alamos National Laboratory are particularly encouraged toapply.
UNM is thepremier research university in the state of New Mexico. UNM is a Carnegie VeryHigh Research Activity Institution and a federally designated Hispanic ServingInstitution. It is the only flagshipuniversity in the US where a majority of students identify as Hispanic/Latinoor Native American. The UNM School of Engineering is partnering with ADVANCE at UNM, an NSF Institutional Transformation grant tohelp recruit and retain an excellent and diverse faculty. 40% of UNM CS facultyare women and 20% are from minority groups underrepresented in ComputerScience. As such, UNM CS offers a unique opportunity to increasediversity in Computer Science.
UNM is located inAlbuquerque, the largestcity in New Mexico. It is an ethnically diverse city with a rich and tolerantculture, fantastic weather, and unparalleled opportunities for outdooradventure, including hiking, biking, rock climbing, and skiing.
To qualify, applicants must havecompleted a doctorate in CS or a related area by August 15, 2020. In accordancewith UNM policies, applicants will additionally be evaluated on these followingpreferred qualifications: (1) demonstrated ability to establish a nationally visibleresearch program; (2) commitment to undergraduate and graduate education; and (3)demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, student success, andworking broadly with diverse communities.
For best consideration,complete applications including reference letters must be received by December1, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. Eachapplication must include a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s experience,curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and four letters ofreference. Candidates interested in consideration for a jointappointment with Los Alamos National Laboratory should indicate so in theircover letter.
Applicants may also include in their applicationan optional statement, no more than one page in length, on their experiencesand perspectives related to item (3) above. Alternatively, if appropriate, applicantsmay address this topic in theircover letter or in their teaching or research statements.
Please have references send lettersto: unmcsfacultysearch@cs.unm.edu. It is theapplicant’s responsibility to ensure that letters of reference are submittedbefore the application deadline. No application materials other than referenceletters will be accepted via email.
UNM’s confidentiality policy, whichincludes information about public disclosure of documents submitted byapplicants, is located at https://policy.unm.edu/regents-policies/section-6/6-7.html. Inquiries should beemailed to the Chair of the CS Department, Darko Stefanovic (darko@cs.unm.edu).
The University of New Mexico iscommitted to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an EqualOpportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age,veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have completed a doctorate in CS or related areas by August 15, 2020

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish a nationally visible research program,
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application InstructionsEach application must include a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s experience, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and four letters of reference. Please have references send letters to: unmcsfacultysearch@cs.unm.edu. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that letters of reference are submitted before the application deadline. No application materials will be accepted via email.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 12/1/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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