University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering: Faculty Position in Computer Science
The Computer Science Department of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering seeks to hire two tenure-track faculty members this year. While we are interested in exceptional candidates in all areas of Computer Science, our priorities are as follows:
- One junior faculty position in Autonomous Systems. For this position, we seek candidates who are specialists in one or more areas of robotics including, but not limited to, human-robot interaction, robot learning, perception for robotics, robot motion planning, and multi-robot systems. Candidates specializing in computer vision multi-agent systems and virtual humans are also of interest.
- One junior faculty position in Computing at Scale. For this position we seek candidates who are specialists in one or both of the following two areas: 1. security (including, but not limited to, risk assessment, privacy, social and ethical concerns and emerging application areas such as cyberphysical and cybersocial systems), and 2. big data (including, but not limited to, scalable data management, cloud computing software, systems and networking, data modeling and prediction techniques, and statistical data analysis algorithms).
The search in Autonomous Systems is part of a Viterbi School of Engineering hiring initiative involving multiple departments. We welcome synergies between the successful applicants in multiple departments (Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Environmental Engineering are also involved) and value a demonstrated ability to work across disciplines.
Applicants should submit their applications online at:
Applications must include a letter indicating the area of specialization, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement on current and future research directions, a teaching statement, and names of at least three professional references. Evaluation of dossiers will start on December 20, 2012, but later applications will also be considered.
We are also interested in exceptionally accomplished candidates who can be transformational faculty members both in computer science and interdisciplinary computing. Such candidates should contact the Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Outstanding senior applicants who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership, and whose past activities document a commitment to issues involving the advancement of women in science and engineering may be also considered for the Lloyd Armstrong, Jr. Endowed Chair, which is supported by the Women in Science and Engineering Program endowment.
We expect all candidates to have a strong commitment both to research and to teaching. All applicants must have earned doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related field by the date of appointment.
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top tier engineering schools in the world. It counts 174 full-time, tenure-track faculty members, and it is home to the Information Sciences Institute, two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, a Department of Energy EFRC (Energy Frontiers Research Center), and the Department of Homeland Security’s first University Center of Excellence, CREATE. The school is affiliated with the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for Creative Technologies and the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation. Research expenditures typically exceed $180 million annually. With 33 tenure-track and 42 research faculty, the Department of Computer Science is one of the nation’s leading centers of research and education in the field.
USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.
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last updated 26-Nov-2012