General Summary of Position:
The Computer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts
Lowell invites applications for two tenure-track, Assistant
Professor faculty positions to start in September 2021.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell:
Located about 25 miles northwest of Boston in the high-tech
corridor of Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell
is a tier-1 research university with a national reputation in
science, engineering, and technology. UMass Lowell is committed to
educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world, and to
conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the
economic, environmental, and social health of the region. In
February of 2009, a campus-wide strategic planning initiative was
launched to reposition UMass Lowell as a world-class institution
over the next decade. A major component of that initiative is to
ensure that diversity and inclusion is in every aspect of our
strategic plan. We seek a diverse talented candidate pool to be
part of our mission and achievements.
The Computer Science Department:
The Department of Computer Science currently has 22 tenured and
tenure-track faculty members, 8 full-time teaching faculty members,
and a few adjunct instructors serving almost 1,000 BS students, 50
MS students, and 50 PhD students. It also offers an MS and a BS in
Information Technology online with over 100 students and over 1,200
students, respectively (BS-IT and MS-IT courses are taught by a
separate faculty body). It offers bioinformatics options at all
levels, a robotics minor, a data science option, a cybersecurity
option, and a PhD in computational mathematics. The Department is
looking to fill a number of tenure-track/tenured positions in the
next few years. The Computer Science faculty has received
approximately $10M in the last two years in external research
funding from the NSF, DARPA, DOD, DHE, NIH, and corporations.
Research awards have more than quadrupled and research expenditures
have more than doubled over the last five years. The Department has
6 NSF CAREER Award recipients. More information about the
Department can be found at www.cs.uml.edu.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely
related discipline and must be committed to developing and
sustaining externally-funded research programs.
Applicants must demonstrate strong potential to establish and
maintain substantial research, teaching, and service, including the
ability to publish refereed publications, obtain competitive
external grants, and supervise postgraduate students.
Applicants should have demonstrated capability of academic
management and leadership.
Successful applicants will develop a strong network of
collaborations with established national and/or international
researchers, leading to significant impact in computer science and
Outstanding candidates in all major computer science areas will be
considered, and are encouraged to apply. In addition to developing
a strong research program, a successful candidate will be expected
to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including department
core and specialty areas based on the candidates expertise.
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