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Assistant Professor of Computer Science/Software Engineering

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Working Title Assistant Professor of Computer Science/Software Engineering
Posting Number F00373P
Department SDSU-Electrical Engr & Computer Science
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
Posting Text The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at South Dakota State University invites applicants for a 9-month, full-time, benefits-eligible faculty position. This position is a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Computer Science/Software Engineering, supervised by the Department Head of Electrical and Computer Science Department and begins December 2019. 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 people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science with emphasis in software engineering, big data, data mining, cloud computing, machine learning/artificial intelligence, and/or computer/systems architecture. Work with graduate and undergraduate students on existing computer science/software engineering 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, Software Engineering or a closely related field by start date; effective written, oral, and interpersonal skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Demonstrated aptitude as an effective teacher in computer science courses with emphasis in one or more of the following areas: Software engineering, big data/data mining/machine learning/cloud computing, computer and systems architecture, theoretical computer science, and/or high-performance computing.Candidates that have successfully developed courses that spread computer science literacy beyond the department level will receive extra consideration.Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain independent and interdisciplinary collaborative research in one or more of the following areas: Data science, big data/data mining/machine learning, data analytics/systems architecture, and/or cloud/high performance computing.Demonstrated knowledge or experience 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.
Commensurate with qualifications. BENEFITS:
South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions. APPLICATION PROCESS:
This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (attached as ‘other’ document), research statement (attached as ‘work sample’) 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 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. South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.
Posting Date 08/05/2019
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 09/16/2019
Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications.
Duration of the Term 9 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Proposed Rank Assistant Professor
Work Hours
Typical Hours Worked Per Week Typically 8-5, M-F, Variable evening and weekend hours
Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY:
Come work for the #2 best employer in SD, according to Forbes 2019. South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher education institution. As South Dakota’s Morrill Act land-grant university, SDSU had a fall 2018 enrollment of 12,107 students. There are ongoing efforts to bring a greater global perspective to the campus to increase diversity. The work of the university is carried out on a resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across the state. From its roots as a land grant university established in Brookings, South Dakota in 1881, SDSU today is a vibrant, complex Carnegie Research University – High Intensity institution. It competes in Division I Athletics, is a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference and participates in the Summit League for most other sports. With exceptional alumni, community, and Foundation support for student scholarships as well as all aspects of campus life, SDSU is the center of life in Brookings. Brookings, a community of approximately 24,000, is located in eastern South Dakota along Interstate 29, just one hour north of the state’s largest city – Sioux Falls. Brookings is a safe, family-friendly, vibrant, thriving community with many amenities you would find in a much larger city but with a small-town feel. Residents enjoy the tree-lined streets, leisurely pace of living, a short commute time and a variety of career opportunities in a growing job market. Division I South Dakota State University creates a youthful and energetic atmosphere and provides residents with a multitude of athletic, cultural, educational and recreational activities. The top-ranked Brookings School District offers small classroom sizes and highly qualified, experienced teachers. The city boasts an abundance of attractions and activities such as the Children’s Museum of S.D., Dakota Nature Park, S.D. Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, S.D. Ag Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center of S.D., Downtown at Sundown, and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival. Brookings is consistently ranked as a top place to live. Recent accolades include: #1 Best Place to Live in S.D., #25 Best City for Entrepreneurs, #2 Best School District in S.D., Top 10 Best Small Towns in America, Safest College Town in America, and the Top 25 Safest Cities in America. Learn more about Brookings by visiting 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 about 400 undergraduate and 100 graduate students; with external annual funding over $2M.
Affirmative Action Statement South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.
Diversity Statement We are committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.
Contact Information For questions on this position, contact Dr. Sung Shin, Search Chair at (605) 688- 4526 or
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