Overview

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at South Dakota State University invites applicants for two tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor in Computer Science, open December 22, 2017.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Computer Science with emphasis in Big Data, Data Mining with potential for applications in Precision Agriculture. Work with graduate and undergraduate students on existing computer science and university research programs. The successful candidate will be expected to develop curriculum, teach effectively in classroom and lab settings; establish and sustain independent and interdisciplinary funded research; produce scholarly publications in leading scientific journals; present at major conferences; work with major funding agencies; secure external funding; supervise undergraduate and graduate students; participate in and contribute to major professional societies and work in multi-disciplinary teams; and contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience in order to train the next generation of computer scientists.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field by start date; effective written, oral, and interpersonal skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Have potential as an effective teacher in Computer Science courses with emphasis in one or more of the following areas: Precision Agriculture, Big Data/Data Mining/Machine Learning, Computer and Systems Architecture, Theoretical Computer Science, and/or High Performance Computing. Have potential to establish and sustain independent and interdisciplinary collaborative research in one or more of the following areas: Precision Agriculture, Big Data/Data Mining/Machine Learning, Data Analytics/Systems Architecture, and/or Cloud/High Performance Computing. Have potential to seek grants from federal agencies and produce scholarly publications in leading scientific journals. Ability to communicate strategies to synergistically apply research to existing research throughout South Dakota and the region.

SALARY:
Commensurate with qualifications.

UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY:
SDSU is South Dakota’s Land Grant institution and its largest institution of higher education with a current enrollment of approximately13,000 students. The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department is committed to providing a rigorous, practical education, with focus on design experience and problem solving; conducting world-class research with a regional emphasis; and providing technical assistance to existing and emerging businesses, industry, and government. The Department offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in EE; BS and MS degrees in CS; has approximately 420 undergraduate and 100 graduate students; with external annual funding over $2M. SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 23,000 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of approximately 170,000.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Position is open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (attached as ‘work sample’), research statement (attached as ‘other document’), and reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 or HR@sdstate.edu if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

For questions on this position, contact Dr. George Hamer, Search Chair at (605) 688- 4526 or george.hamer@sdstate.edu.