HIRING - The College of Sciences at UTSA invites applications for the position of tenured professor / department chair of Computer Science and for at least 2 tenure-track Assistant Professors

The College of Sciences (COS) at the University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for the position of tenured professor / department chair of Computer Science and for at least two (2) tenure-track Assistant Professors in our fast-evolving research thrust of Data-driven Intelligence (DDI), which is closely aligned with the new School of Data Science and AI Matrix consortium at UTSA.

The tenured professor / department chair of Computer Science begins in August 2023. This is an open search for which administrative capabilities and research experience are criteria. We are seeking exceptional candidates with (1) a record of high-quality research and scholarship, (2) excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, (3) leadership experience and (4) a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. The successful candidate must demonstrate their ability to work with, and be sensitive and responsive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success. COS is devoted to providing an inclusive environment that ensures that all students receive the encouragement, assistance, and superior educational experience that they will need to succeed in the natural sciences, health and medicine, information technology, data science, and other ventures. Women and/or members of traditionally under-represented groups in science (e.g., Hispanic/Latin, African-American/Black, Indigenous) are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Current CS faculty have excellent research programs in cybersecurity and privacy, artificial intelligence and data science, cloud computing and internet of things, software engineering, human-computer interaction and augmented/virtual reality. The department hosts the nationally recognized Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) and Institute for Cyber Security (ICS). CS faculty provide leadership within several UTSA transdisciplinary collaborative efforts including the AI Consortium for Human Wellbeing (MATRIX AI), the National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC), and the School for Data Science (SDS). The UTSA Research Computing Support Group (RSGC) provides access to high-performance computing (HPC) architecture for researchers on campus and facilitates use of the Texas Advanced Computing Center. Training more than 60 doctoral students and 120 master’s students per year, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) recently validated that the CS doctoral program ranks amongst the top American programs. Undergraduate enrollment (1550+) is growing by 15% annually. Department personnel include 22 tenure-track / tenured faculty, 20 full-time fixed-term track faculty, and 7 administrative staff. COS anticipates strong investment in research and teaching faculty for next 3 to 5 years across its departments. The ideal candidate will foster an environment that will create transdisciplinary collaborative synergies among CS faculty and other academic departments, colleges and centers across UTSA. 

Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Angela Speck at angela.speck@utsa.edu.

Review of the completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled; with priority being given to applicants who submit completed packets by December 5, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

Required Application Materials

A Cover letter highlighting the candidate’s professional development and leadership vision with regards to research, teaching, and enhancing diversity.

Curriculum Vitae 

Statements on 

* Research (up to 3 pages) including significant scientific contributions, and future research directions 

* Teaching  (up to 2 pages) that demonstrates an understanding of what students need to be industry/business ready on graduation and vision for future engagement with a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body in the classroom and the lab. Existing teaching and mentorship contributions should also be included.  

* Vision and Leadership (up to 2 pages) that includes a leadership philosophy and how it relates to the mission and vision of the department.  

* Each statement must include a discussion of how the candidate incorporates or plans to incorporate diversity and inclusion in the academic environment.  

Contact information of three (3) professional references, including name, address, email and telephone  

Required Qualifications

* A doctorate in computer science or allied discipline.

* A strong service record with demonstrated administrative experience in an academic setting.

* Outstanding research and teaching records that warrant an appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure (contingent upon Board of Regents approval).

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience in an academic supervisory capacity/leadership position, knowledge of innovative curriculum development and implementation, evidence of supporting student success initiatives, leadership in professional organizations, and prior experience in creating partnerships with industry, K-12 schools, and other community stakeholders.

* Intellectual contributions in the areas of diversity and inclusion as well as prior experience teaching and mentoring students from diverse cultural backgrounds are also desirable, as are a demonstrated commitment to educational excellence at all levels, a passion for building strong, diverse collaborations within the department, college, and university, and strong communication skills. 

For Internal Applicants:               https://bit.ly/3RYSNyf

For External Applicants:              https://bit.ly/3g7g5EI  

The Department of Computer Science (CS) in the College of Sciences (CoS) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for at least two (2) tenure-track Assistant Professors in our fast-evolving research thrust of Data-driven Intelligence (DDI), which is closely aligned with the new School of Data Science and AI Matrix consortium at UTSA. 

Specializations of interest include artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science and analytics, data visualization, databases, bioinformatics, cloud, and edge computing, computer vision, data privacy and security, natural language processing, and symbolic reasoning, as well as applications of these specializations to create robust, secure, and trustworthy DDI solutions to solve complex real-world problems.  We are strategically hiring promising, accomplished, and diverse faculty (especially, women and underrepresented minorities (URM)). Successful applicants should demonstrate their ability to work collegially with faculty, students, and community members from diverse cultural backgrounds. The most competitive applicants will have experience in data-intensive interdisciplinary research and/or curriculum development, scientific open-source projects and tool development, software reproducibility, and team science.  Internationally recognized outstanding candidates at other levels and areas are also encouraged to apply.   

UTSA is a Carnegie R1, urban-serving, Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) deeply committed to student success and academic excellence including growing doctoral graduation. With 18% of faculty who identify as Hispanic/Latino, UTSA ranks 2nd among all 20 Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRUs) for diverse faculty. Strategic hiring in key areas is fundamental to our future as outlined by President Eighmy’s Vision and Strategic Plan for UTSA. To accelerate our progress towards this compelling vision, UTSA has a Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative, including the Dual Career Academic Partners Hiring Program and Accelerating Faculty Diversity Hiring Program. The department has an excellent record of hiring women and URM candidates and they are strongly encouraged to apply.  The CS department is proud to be home to assistant professors who have established successful academic careers with significant extramural funding, including several NSF CAREER awards. The University is on a significant growth trajectory and is embarking on an ambitious plan toward becoming a model for student success, a great public research university, and an exemplar for strategic growth and innovative excellence backed up by significant resources and multipronged initiatives. Therefore, salary and start-up packages for the positions are highly competitive. 

The CS department and College of Sciences are dedicated to producing the next generation of forward-thinking, highly trained professionals and leaders. CS faculty have opportunities to be involved with multiple centers and institutes. The CS department is a key partner in the UTSA AI Matrix consortium, with ongoing broader institutional AI cluster hiring with about 10 faculty hired and another 5 planned to create a major AI expertise hub. Many CS faculty including the hires for these positions will be integral contributors to the School for Data Science (SDS), opening in Fall 2022. The CS department is also well-known for its cybersecurity programs and is a key pillar of the recently formed National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC). The NSCC and SDS will be co-located within a new $100M building located in downtown San Antonio within the rising Tech District, also opening in Fall 2022. Major research units in the CS department include the Institute for Cyber Security (ICS) dedicated to cybersecurity and cloud research, and the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS), which focuses on the cybersecurity maturity of cities and communities and conducts nationwide Cyber Security Defense Competitions for college and high school students. Another affiliated unit is the Open Cloud Institute (OCI) for research and education in cloud computing and big data. 

Successful candidates are expected to start teaching in late August 2023 for the Fall semester. 

Review of applications will begin Oct 17, 2022   For best consideration, have your application and supporting documents submitted by Nov 1, 2022. For inquiries and nominations, please contact the search committee chair, Xiaoyin Wang at xiaoyin.wang@utsa.edu.

Salary Range: Compensation will be commensurate with experience. UTSA employees enjoy a competitive, comprehensive, and family-friendly benefits package. https://www.utsa.edu/hr/benefits/ 

Position Requirements:

Applicants for an Assistant Professor position must earn a Ph.D. by September 1, 2023, in Computer Science or in a related field.

Must demonstrate a strong potential for excellence in research and teaching.

Preferred Requirements: 

* Ideal candidates include those with publications in top CS conferences, recipients of best paper awards, early career awardees, and those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to collaboration, diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service endeavors.

Link to apply for External Candidates https://bit.ly/3Uq59lj

Link to apply for Internal Candidates https://bit.ly/3qVVchX