Assistant Professor 



POSITION #: 1652

DEPARTMENT: Computer Science

POSITION SUMMARY: The Department of Computer Science at the University of Orleans invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2016. Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or a closely related area and have demonstrated a solid research record in the general area of big data.
We are primarily looking for applicants whose expertise would extend and complement existing strengths within the department. Candidates with expertise in environmental informatics, security and privacy of big data, bioinformatics, medical informatics, security and privacy of cloud-hosted data (IoT, genomic data), are especially encouraged to apply. Exceptional candidates in other related areas will also be considered.
The University of New Orleans is a Carnegie High Research Activity institution; it offers the most comprehensive Computer Science program the Greater New Orleans area, with over 400 students pursuing B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The department hosts two board-recognized research centers: the Canizaro/Livingston Gulf States Center for Environmental Informatics and the Greater New Orleans Center for Information Assurance (GNOCIA). Faculty have a strong record of competitive research funding from NSF, DoD, NRL, and other federal and state agencies. The Greater New Orleans area is in the midst of rapid growth in the IT and healthcare industries, and offers a unique combination of affordable living and rich cultural experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to offer broad and specialized courses in big data, supervise graduate students, develop a nationally competitive research profile, and secure external research funding.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or in a closely related field in hand, or completed, by August 2016.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior teaching experience, strong publication record, and ability to secure external research funding.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application, resume, and three letters of reference to the search committee: search@cs.uno.edu.

DATE POSTED: February 10, 2016

CLOSING DATE: Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by March 15, 2016.

All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to retirement status and without regard to an applicant's having previously accused the UL System Board or any of its universities of unlawful discrimination. Retirement status shall not be considered in the hiring process by any University in the UL System.

The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply