Assistant or Associate Professor in Computer and Information Sciences (tenure-track)
Virginia Military Institute
March 14, 2018
Higher Education Institution
The Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) at the Virginia Military Institute invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (assistant/associate professor) beginning August 2018 or January 2019. A completed or about to be completed Ph.D. with specialization in cyber security, data sciences and analytics, Internet of Things or related fields are required. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate courses including those at both the introductory and advanced levels in both computer and information sciences, and establish an applied research program in his or her area of expertise in which undergraduates are actively involved.
CIS at VMI has state-of-the-art laboratories in cyber security, data analytics, intelligent systems, and human-computer interactions. The department emphasizes teaching excellence, experiential learning and undergraduate research. We are embarking on an era of growth where informatics and cyber studies are being recognized as pivotal to all disciplines and vital to all aspects of modern societies from smart critical infrastructures and scientific computing, to big-data analytics and social computing, to mobile and location-based services and entertainment. The successful candidate will be expected to work across disciplines and engage in community- and industry-based projects.
The current VMI Computer Science major program is dynamically changing to be a broader applied program anchored in cyber security, interactive computing, intelligent systems, and computational data science and engineering. We are expanding our faculty and updating our course offerings. Individuals hired will have significant input to the change process. Come join us at an exciting time as advancements in computer and information sciences and technology continue to drive the future and dictate changes in computing curricula.
VMI is a state-supported four-year undergraduate military college of liberal arts, engineering and the sciences located in the southern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Lexington, population 7,000, is also home to Washington and Lee University and offers a stimulating cultural atmosphere in a pleasant, rural setting. Faculty members at VMI wear uniforms and adhere to military customs, but military experience is not required.
Please submit a cover letter, vita, and names of at least three references, copies of transcripts, a statement of teaching, and a statement of research. If you cannot submit online, please send application material to send a to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450.
The position is open until filled.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply.
About Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute operates under the philosophy that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society. Therefore, it is the mission of the Virginia Military Institute to produce educated, honorable men and women, prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitudes of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service, advocates of the American democracy and free enterprise system, and ready as citizen-soldiers to defend their country in time of national peril. To accomplish this result, Virginia Military Institute shall provide to qualified young men and women undergraduate education of highest quality embracing engineering, science, and the arts conducted in and facilitated by the unique VMI system of military discipline.