[visionlist] Open Rank Faculty Position in Computer Science at American University DC

bei.xiao at gmail.com bei.xiao at gmail.com
Tue Oct 19 20:49:28 -04 2021

*Position Announcement: Open Rank *

*Department of Computer Science*

*    College of Arts and Sciences*

*American University*

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at
American University invites applications for one *full-time, open-rank,
tenure-line position beginning August 1, 2022.* Members of typically
marginalized groups including, but not restricted to Women, African
American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaska Native are welcome
and strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a PhD or an
anticipated PhD completion by August 2022 in Computer Science or related
fields. Depending on experience and qualification, the appointee to this
position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring. Candidates
can apply at the assistant, associate or full professor level and we
welcome applications from both academic and non-academic organizations.

The Department of Computer Science is a small but exciting department with
a growing student population and strong research achievements. At last
count, the student population in the department was comprised of 37.2%
female, 6.6% black or African American, 7.2% Hispanic or Latino and 4.7%
multiracial students.  American University has identified Computer Science
as one of its targets for growth. Computer Science also falls within
several areas of strategic focus identified by the university president in
her strategic plan, including Data Science. Along with the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics, the Department of Physics, the Game Lab, and
the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Incubator, the Department of Computer
Science is located in the new Don Myers Technology & Innovation Building.
Computer Science currently offers an undergraduate and a Master’s program
with four different tracks (Applied, Data Science, Game, and
Cybersecurity). A combined Ph.D. program with the Mathematics and
Statistics Department is being developed. Learn more about the College of
Arts and Sciences at https://www.american.edu/cas/ and about the Department
of Computer Science at https://www.american.edu/cas/cs/.

We are looking for candidates who are excited at the prospect of joining a
growing department where they will be able to make their mark and join a
friendly, collegial and highly accomplished team.  Preference will be given
to candidates with a record of high-quality scholarship. For candidates
applying at the associate or full professor level, a record of external
funding is also expected.  The committee will consider candidates engaged
in research in *any area of Data Analysis with an emphasis on Natural
Language Processing, Graph Analysis, and general research in Deep Learning.*
This includes researchers working on Fairness and Bias in Machine Learning
and Machine Learning for Social Good.  Excellent candidates in other
research areas, especially with domains of applications compatible with
those outlined in the strategic plan (e.g., Environmental Science and
Health Sciences) will also be considered as we welcome researchers who
cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. In addition to scholarship and
teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department,
school, and university service activities. Attention to Diversity, Equity
and Inclusion (DEI) in all activities within the academic environment are

Salary and benefits are competitive.  An overview of the benefits offered
by American University can be found at https://www.american.edu/hr/benefits/

Review of applications will begin on November 15. Please submit
applications via Interfolio : http://apply.interfolio.com/97293. Please
include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of three
references, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), a diversity
statement, and copies of recent published papers or working papers.  Please
contact Department Chair Nathalie Japkowicz at japkowic at american.edu  if
you have any questions.

American University is a private institution located in the nation’s
capital and within easy reach of the many centers of government, business,
research, and the arts.  For more information about American University,
visit www.american.edu.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution
that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The
university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation,
disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and
expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of
income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other
bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its
programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke-free

Bei Xiao, PhD
Associate Professor
Computer Science & Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
American University, Washington DC

Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/beixiao/
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