Department S&E-School Of Engineering & Computing Sciences
Proposed Minimum Salary Commensurate
Job Location Corpus Christi, Texas
Job Type Faculty
Job Description Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) has embarked on a mission to elevate its prominence and become a national and international leader in the emerging field of geospatial computing and analytics. To support this mission, the Department of Computing Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the field of Geospatial Computing Science to begin fall 2020. This position will support programs offering the BS and MS degrees in Computer Science (CS), and the Ph.D. degree in Geospatial Computer Science. We seek top-tier candidates to foster research, education, and outreach and to solve interdisciplinary and transformational problems that blend the disciplines of computer science, geospatial science, and data analytics.
Candidates should have a strong foundation in computer science with research and experience in applying their expertise to problems that fall under the domain of geospatial computing. It is important that this connection and how the role of one's research applies computer science to address geospatial-centric problems be made clear in the application.
Through technologies for data acquisition, analysis, and representation, spatially explicit information in increasingly compatible formats and scales is revolutionizing our understanding of people, places, environments and the dynamic world around us. The explosion in location-based information and services, sensing and positioning technology, autonomous systems, increased power in computing, and advances in data science and artificial intelligence are opening new frontiers in research and innovation for exploitation of spatial data and information. The ability to provide meaningful processing, analysis, and application of big geospatial datasets and technology will lead to substantial breakthroughs in all facets of sciences, engineering, and spatially-aided decision-making. We seek innovative, talented researchers in the following areas: machine learning, deep learning, data science, spatial simulation and modeling, computer vision and image processing, geospatial AI and analytics, geospatial software systems and computation.
The basic job requirements include:
Focus on development and teaching of graduate level courses and teaching support at the undergraduate level;
Establishing and directing an active, vibrant and externally funded research program with national significance;
Publishing research results in archival journals with high impacts and presentation of results at domestic and international conferences;
Advising and recruiting graduate students at the MS and PhD level, and mentoring of undergraduate students;
Service to the University and professional societies; and
Representation of the department through community outreach and at national and international functions.
The Department of Computing Sciences prepares students to pursue productive careers and advanced degrees in computer science or geospatial systems engineering. The department is also home to the recently formed Geospatial Computer Science PhD program, which is a first of its kind program, nationally and internationally, that emphasizes the theory of computer science for handling geospatial data and in exploring emerging technologies enabled by geospatial science & engineering. Faculty hired under this initiative will play an integral role in the development and growth of the Ph.D. program.
An earned Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field. Advanced ABD will be considered; degree must be conferred at the time of appointment.
Record of original research, with significant publications in archival journals commensurate with the candidate's level. Must show research potential and provide a clear research vision for procuring external funding.
Experience in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, and in supervising graduate students is desired. Must show teaching and mentoring potential.
Ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.
All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position.
A completed application will include: 1. A letter of interest addressing qualifications listed 2. A curriculum vitae 3. A statement of teaching 4. A statement of research 5. Copies of unofficial transcripts for graduate coursework. 6. Three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email addresses.
The deadline for applications is Friday, December 13, 2019. All documents must be provided by the deadline for full consideration.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that proudly provides a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty and highly-rated degree programs since 1947. The University has a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement as part of the distinguished Texas A&M System. With palm tree-lined pathways throughout the campus, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and a university beach, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast.