Assistant/Associate Professor - Computer Science

University of Massachusetts Lowell

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Computer Science invites applications for one faculty position to start in September 2013. This is a tenure-track or tenured position and ranks are open.

Appointments at the rank of Associate Professor or higher could be made tenured based on qualifications.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a public research university with a national reputation in science, engineering and technology, and committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world and 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.

UMass Lowell is located about 25 miles northwest of Boston in the high-tech corridor of Massachusetts. The Department of Computer Science currently has 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 2 full-time lecturers, and a number of part-time instructors serving over 320 BS students, 110 MS students, and 70 PhD students. It also offers bioinformatics options at all levels, a robotics minor, and a PhD in computational mathematics. We are looking to fill a number of tenure-track/tenured positions in the next few years.

The Computer Science faculty has received approximately $6M in the last two years in external research funding from the NSF, DARPA, DOD, DHE, NIH, and corporations. The department has 5 NSF AREER Award recipients. More information about the department can be found at

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
Assistant or Associate Professor Rank must have:
-Applicants must hold a PhD in computer science or a closely related discipline and must be committed to developing and sustaining externally funded research programs.
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, applicants must either have:

(a) At least one year of post-doctoral teaching and resesarch experience as an assistant professor in a US university,


(b) At least one year as a post-doctoral researcher in a US University or research lab. All applicants should have participated in significant federal grant writing. Having current US federal funding as PIs is highly desirable.

For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or higher:

-Substantial research, teaching, and service experience
-Have made significant contributions to their fields with strong ongoing research projects, and
-Be PIs of substantial current funding from major US funding agencies

Other Considerations: -Preference will be given to outstanding candidates in Cloud Computing, Data Mining and Modeling, Operating and Storage Systems, or Visualization.
-The ability to teach the theory of computation class at the graduate level is a plus.
-Outstanding candidates in other major computer science research areas may also be considered.
-In addition to developing a research program, the successful applicant will be encouraged to contribute to the collaborative research of the existing departmental groups.
-The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including department core and specialty areas based on the candidate's expertise.

Required Applicant Documents: (online submission only)
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
Writing Sample- Research Publications
Writing Sample- Publications in Peer-reviewed Journals
Research Interest
Research Statement

Optional Applicant Documents: (online submission only)
Teaching Evaluations

Special Instructions to Applicants: E-mail addresses of three references will be required during the online application process (three letters of recommendation are required).

Applications received by February 1, 2013 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encourage to apply.

Anticipated Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with experience

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