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Assistant Professor - Tenure Track / Tenured Faculty IS Dept in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science (DS)

Apply now Job no: 499765
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Computing and Informatics

About CCI and Drexel University

Successful applicants will join a world-class, vibrant faculty community in the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI). CCI is uniquely positioned as an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial research and education leader for the 21st century. CCI’s two departments, Information Science and Computer Science, complement each other to offer trailblazing research and education, and are driving innovation towards the digital future. In recent years, CCI has experienced substantial enrollment growth; recruited a number of new faculty; and has introduced new programs in DS, HCI/UX, AI and Machine Learning, and Business Information Technology (joint with LeBow College of Business). CCI occupies two-and-one-half floors in a brand-new building, constructed in 2019, offering state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, meeting areas, collaboration spaces, and a maker space. With a commitment to further expand the College and grow in key focus areas, CCI seeks intellectually curious and rigorous candidates who are eager to engage in cutting-edge research and teaching.

Drexel is a private, research-intensive (R1) university committed to research with real-world applications. The university has over 24,000 students in 15 colleges and schools and offers one of the largest and best-known cooperative education programs in the country, with over 1,600 co-op employers. Drexel is located on Philadelphia’s “Avenue of Technology” in the University City district, a hub of the academic, cultural, and historical resources of the nation’s eighth-largest metropolitan region.

Drexel seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to enhance our global presence, broaden our research, and offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of learning. To further emphasize this commitment, CCI launched its inaugural Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Council in November 2020, ensuring a welcoming, supportive, respectful, and inclusive environment for all.

Job Summary

Expected to establish strong sponsored research programs, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise Ph.D. students, and be involved in service to the college, the university, and the global academic community.

The Department of Information Science invites applications for multiple tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor levels in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science (DS).

While all competitive applications in these areas will be considered, we particularly encourage:

  • AI applicants focused on use-inspired research, human-AI teaming, neuro-symbolic methods, human language technologies, and ethical AI; and
  • DS applicants focused on research in scalability, cloud-based technologies and crowd work, deep learning frameworks, and on data engineering for and with machine learning.

Applications are encouraged from candidates with interest in using their focus area(s) to solve socially relevant problems at the intersection of computer, data, and information sciences that are synergistic, mutually supportive, and leverage the strengths of our College, University, and greater geographic region. Within cover letters, candidates should justify how their research interests are complementary to current research of the department.

Essential Functions

Successful candidates will possess technical expertise appropriate for their areas of research and comfortable and committed to working in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. Applicants will be expected to have established or describe how they plan to establish a high-quality, high-impact sponsored research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and advise and mentor Ph.D. students. Tenure-track faculty are expected to provide service to the Department and University commensurate with rank.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or Doctorate, in Information Science, Computer Science, or a related field by the time of appointment, as well as a record of high-quality scholarly activities. 0 - 20 years experience. Candidates must be able to work with individuals a cross a spectrum of disciplines both internal and external to the College. The Department is particularly interested in individuals with a history of promoting diversity through their teaching, research, and service. Applicants for senior positions are expected to have demonstrated exceptional leadership in large-scale, multidisciplinary research programs, and professional or industry experience is valued.

Physical Demands

Sitting at a desk/table

Location

University, Philadelphia, PA

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV/resume, list of references, and statements describing their research program and teaching interests. Applicants are encouraged to use teaching and research statements to reflect on their experiences in promoting diversity and inclusion. To be considered, applications must be submitted online through Drexel Careers.

Evaluation of applications will be conducted on a rolling basis. Applicants should apply by February 28, 2023, for full consideration. Please apply online at:http://careers.drexel.edu/cw/en-us/job/499765?

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background investigation.

For more information about Drexel University, please visit www.drexel.edu

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