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Job description

Mississippi State, MS

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (http://www.cse.msstate.edu) is seeking new tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. All areas of Computer Science are considered but preference is given to Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.

Part of the Bagley College of Engineering, the department has approximately 660 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate students. The department offers undergraduate programs in Computer Science and Software Engineering, jointly administers an undergraduate program in Computer Engineering with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and is in the process to offer a Cybersecurity undergraduate program soon. At the graduate level, we offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and M.S. degree in Cybersecurity and Operations, and the faculty directs graduate students in Computational Engineering. Certificates in Information Assurance, Cyber Operations and Computational Biology are also available. In the last fiscal year, research expenditures totaled to about $10 million dollars and the university as a whole is ranked 60th among U.S. institutions in computer science expenditures. Research core areas for the department are artificial intelligence, computational science, visualization and graphics, bioinformatics, parallel and distributed computing, software engineering, human-robot interaction, augmented and virtual reality, security and cryptography and computer science education. Faculty in the department are active in many university research centers including the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, the Center for Cyber Innovation, the Center for Computational Science, and the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology. The computer security area has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) by the National Security Agency (NSA). Finally, Mississippi State University’s supercomputer is the 4th fastest in U.S. academia.

Candidates for this position are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field (ABDs may be considered). Rank will commensurate with experience and qualifications. Preferred qualifications include teaching and research experience, a substantial record of peer-review publications, and demonstrated ability to secure external funding. However, recent graduate with exceptional academic credentials are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to individuals with a track record of interdisciplinary research collaboration.

How to apply

Candidates must apply http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/enus/job/499120?lApplicationSubSourceId and attach cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for at least three professional references, and a statement (limited to three pages) that describes research and educational interests. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

At Mississippi State University, we believe in getting personal. Known throughout our history as "The People's University," our university provides the academic, leadership, and social opportunities to help each person excel. Your success—in whatever field of study or career goal—is our success. We take that mission seriously. Here, faculty, staff and students share a common goal: to make the Mississippi State University experience a lifetime opportunity.