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Assistant/Associate Professor-Computer and Information Science

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
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Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Computer and Information Science 

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the Department of Computer and Information Science (https://www.umassd.edu/engineering/cis/) beginning in September 2024. The department is particularly interested in candidates whose research focus is in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and software engineering. The department has growing expertise and a strong interdisciplinary emphasis in various aspects of robust and secure AI, mission-critical software, and distributed software engineering, including but not limited to natural language processing, computer vision, robotic process automation, multi-agent systems, formal methods, automated software testing, knowledge-based software engineering, and blockchain technologies. We expect the successful candidate to establish a strong independent research program while actively fostering interdisciplinary collaborations with researchers across campus.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is located in the beautiful ocean side community of Dartmouth, about an hour south of Boston, half-hour east of Providence, and half-hour west of Cape Cod. It offers a world-class education to more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year in over 50 undergraduate and 50 graduate programs offered by the College of Engineering, College of Nursing, Charlton College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Law and School for Marine Science and Technology. UMass Dartmouth has transformed the lives of over 50,000 alumni and distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research. It is the only Massachusetts national research university south of Boston and serves as a catalyst for the development of marine science and technology industries along the south coast of Massachusetts.

The Computer and Information Science (CIS) Department currently has 15 full-time faculty members. The department offers BS and MS programs in Computer Science, a joint program with the Department of Mathematics in Data Science, and a PhD program in Engineering & Applied Science (EAS) with a Computer Science and Information Science (CSIS) option. In recent years, Computer Science faculty have received multiple external research grants from the NSF, NIH, ONR, Department of the Army, and corporations, including an NSF CAREER award and an NIH R01 award.


The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program; teach and advise undergraduate and graduate (MS & PhD) students; contribute to university and professional service; foster interdisciplinary collaborations; and engage in college and university diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a doctorate in Computer Science, or a closely related field, at the time of appointment, and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence and scholarly research as well as diversity, equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong candidates will have significant research experience in artificial intelligence and software engineering and teaching experience in higher education. Postdoctoral research experience is highly desirable. We are especially interested in receiving qualified applications from scholars historically underrepresented in science, mathematics and engineering, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Application Process

For more information about this position, qualifications, and how to apply, please navigate to our website at UMass Careers.  Qualified applicants are invited to submit electronically a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three professional references, and concise statements on research plans, teaching philosophy, and diversity. Employment is contingent upon verification of background/credentials and work authorization.

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:

75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Life Insurance
Long Term Disability
State Pension Retirement Plan
Optional Retirement Savings Plans
Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
Twelve (12) paid holidays.
Paid personal, vacation, and sick-time.
And more!

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Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications will begin 10/19/2023 and will be ongoing.

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