Assistant Professor in Data Sciences and Distributed Systems
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, Towson University
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for two tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor positions beginning August 2020
PhD or comparable, terminal degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or a related field. Highly-qualified applicants in all areas of Computer Sciences will be considered. Candidates with an expertise in one of the following areas are preferred:
Data Sciences – The Department of Computer and Information Sciences is looking to expand its expertise in the area of data sciences. With existing undergraduate and graduate courses in data science and ongoing research in utilizing data science in cybersecurity, software engineering and geographic information systems; a successful candidate will have expertise in teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: data analytics/visualization, big data, machine learning, and data/text mining. Particular interest will be given to those who complement one of the department’s current strengths.
Distributed Systems– The Department of Computer and Information Sciences is looking to expand its expertise in the area of operating systems / distributed systems. With long-standing research efforts in bare machine computing and undergraduate and graduate courses in operating systems and operating systems security, a successful candidate will have expertise in teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: operating systems, operating systems security, parallel and distributed computing, high-performance computing, cloud engineering, mobile computing and/or SCADA systems.
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop strong research programs, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, apply for external funding, and participate in department activities.
Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS):
The Department offers six primary programs including: an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, and an ABET-accredited cybersecurity program, a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science, a Master of Science in Applied Information Technology, and a Doctor of Science degree in Information Technology. The Department of Computer and Information Sciences has approximately 43 full-time faculty members, 7 staff members, collectively over 1,700 undergraduate majors in the Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology programs, and approximately 400 graduate students. The Department is placed within the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics. With more than 3,600 undergraduates, 34% of whom are minority students, the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics is one of the fastest growing and most diverse colleges at Towson University.
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Review of completed applications begins January 2, 2020 and continues until position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum-vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, research, teaching, and diversity statements, a recent publication, and the name, address, phone and e-mail address of three professional references. Applicants should send their application materials to CSSearch@towson.edu, with your area (“Data Sciences,” “Distributed Systems,” others...) clearly listed in the email subject.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
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Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).