The Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for two open rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) positions, starting in Fall 2019. One position is targeted towards faculty with expertise and interest in artificial intelligence (AI). Outstanding candidates from all areas of AI will be considered, and preference will be given to applicants with expertise in cyber adversarial learning, AI for resource-constrained systems (such as IoTs and embedded systems), or AI (such as natural language processing, computer vision and deep learning) as it relates to health-related applications. The second position will consider outstanding candidates from all areas of computer science and special considerations will be given to candidates in the areas of data science, cyber security, quantum computing, programming languages and compilers, architecture, and systems. For these two positions, applications must be submitted through a web portal at https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/10909.
Required qualifications: Applicants for an Assistant Professor position must earn a Ph.D. by September 1, 2019, in Computer Science or in a related field and must demonstrate a strong potential for excellence in research and teaching.
Applicants for an Associate/Full Professor position must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field and previous experience in graduate and undergraduate teaching. They should have an established research program in their area of specialization. Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval.
Responsibilities include research (individual and collaborative), teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and program development. Salary and start-up supporting packages for the positions are highly competitive.
The Department of Computer Science currently has 19 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees supporting a dynamic and growing program with 1,350+ undergraduates and near 150 graduate students, including 68 Ph.D. students. Faculty in the Department of Computer Science conducts numerous research projects with funding from a variety of federal and state agencies. Research is conducted in areas such as cyber security, data analytics, cloud and distributed computing, machine learning, computer vision, image processing, software engineering, human computer interaction, game development, operating systems, networks, databases, and bioinformatics, among others. The major research units in the department include: the Institute for Cyber Security (ICS), which operates FlexCloud and FlexFarm laboratories dedicated to cyber security research; and the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS), which focuses on cyber security maturity of cities and communities and also conducts nation-wide Cyber Security Defense Competitions for college and high school students. The research activities and experimental facilities have been well supported by several federal research and infrastructure grants. ICS recently received a large 5-year NSF CREST grant on investigating cloud security and privacy. CIAS recently received a large 5-year grant from the Department of Homeland Security to set up a national standards organization for information sharing and analysis. The Department also recently received a large 5-year grant from the Army Research Laboratory to investigate the modeling and prediction of cyber-attacks as well as several grants from other funding agencies. UTSA undergraduate cyber security programs are collectively ranked #1 in a 2014 survey; the graduate programs are ranked #2 in a 2016 listing. The recently establish Army Research Laboratory—South cyber office at UTSA provides additional opportunities for Cyber Security research and funding.
With nearly 31,000 students UTSA is the largest university in South Texas. The city of San Antonio has a population of over one million and is known for its rich Hispanic culture, historic attractions, affordable housing, and excellent medical facilities. The Austin-San Antonio corridor is a high-tech center that serves as the home of many major computer companies. Nearby higher education and research institutions include the UT Health Science Center and the Southwest Research Institute.
The positions are part of a university-wide cluster hiring initiative, a part of President Taylor Eighmy’s ambitious vision for UTSA to become an urban-serving, multi-cultural discovery enterprise. UTSA’s research portfolio has increasingly becoming more transdisciplinary, cutting across areas such as cybersecurity, brain health, engineering, biomedicine, public health, educational transformation, sustainability, business and policy. These areas of research have been further fueled by focused faculty cluster hires in areas including cloud computing, cybersecurity, brain health and analytics and data science. Hires are expected to build their own unique programs of research, as well as to collaborate with colleagues in their home department, college, and other colleges.
Furthermore, San Antonio is a recognized cyber-analytics hub. Given the complexity of problems in trans-disciplinary fields, and the opportunity for greater government and industry partnerships, UTSA has established The National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC), to support national security and global defense research in cyber-security and cloud computing, cyber attack/deterrence, critical infrastructure protection, analytics, high performance computing, AI, machine learning and visualization. These positions will facilitate outstanding collaborative research to further connect partners in the NSCC ecosystem. NSCC Background: https://www.utsa.edu/strategicplan/tactical-initiatives/nscc/index.html
Required documents and submission process: Applications must be submitted through the web portal indicated above. Applications must include a letter of application, a dated curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and the names, addresses (postal and e-mail), and telephone numbers of 3-6 references. Applicants who are selected for on campus interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the US by the time of hire.
Applications received by January 2, 2019 will be given full consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Department of Computer Science
RE: Faculty Search
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-0667