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Department Head - Computer Science

University of Texas at Dallas
Dallas, Texas 75080
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Department Head - Computer Science

 

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas)invitesapplicationsornominationsforthepositionofDepartmentHeadofComputerScience(CS) startingFall2021.Theidealcandidatewillbeanaccomplishedleaderwithabroadandinclusivevision to meetthedepartment’sboldgoalsinresearch,education,andoutreach.Heorshewillhaveadistinguished record of scholarship and administrative leadership. They must have academic credentials that merit appointment as a tenured full professor, including a comprehensive academic record in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate should have a proven record to lead a complex organization and to leverage growth opportunities, including a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Department Head is expected to foster an environment in which faculty, staff and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. Equallyimportant,thecandidatemusteffectivelyrepresentthedepartmentacrosstheUniversity,aswell as foster strong relationships with industry representatives, government and community leaders, donors and alumni. Individuals from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged toapply.

 

The CS Department at UT Dallas has experienced unprecedented growth over the last decade. The department currently has 51 tenured/tenure-track and 40 faculty of instruction, about 4,600 students including 3,600 undergraduate students, and 1,000 graduate students. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, Software Engineering as well as in interdisciplinary fields such as Telecom Engineering and Computer Engineering. The department also offers an Executive M.S. in Software Engineering and an interdisciplinary M.S. in cyber security, technology and policy as well as a B.S.indatascience.Theundergraduatecurriculumistailoredtomeetthehigheststandardsofcomputer science and software engineering education, providing top level instruction in traditional and contemporary areas, and making our students highly sought after following their graduation. The departmentishometoseveralNSFCAREERandmultipleDoD(AFOSR,ARO)YoungInvestigatorawardsas wellasNSFIUCRC,DoDMURI,MRI,DURIP,NSFScholarshipforService(SFS)andotherresearch,education and capacity development awards from several federal agencies. The department has faculty members who are elected fellows of organizations such as the ACM, IEEE, AAAS, NAI (National Academy of Inventors) and the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research) and have received several technicalandfacultyawardsincludingfromtheACM,IEEE,IBM,Google,andAmazon.Thedepartmentis consistently highly ranked in CSrankings.org and second among the universities in the UT System in the US News and World Report. The department is housed in a spacious 150,000 square foot facility and has excellentcomputingequipmentandsupport.Ithasanumberofcentersandinstitutes,particularly,inthe areas of cyber security, artificial intelligence, machine learning, human language technology, software engineering, assistive technologies and net-centric software. For details of the accomplishments of the department, visithttps://cs.utdallas.edu/.

 

The Jonsson School, home to six dynamic departments (biomedical, computer science, electrical and computer, materials science, mechanical, and systems), is one of the most rigorous, technologically advancedanddiverseprogramsinthecountry.Closeconnectionsexistbetweenallofthesedepartments andlocalindustrygivingourstudentsexceptionalinternshipandemploymentopportunities.Weserveas an economic engine of growth and innovation for North Texas with our focus on industry-relevant researchandeducation.Tothatend,teamsfromourcorporate-sponsoredcapstoneprogram,UTDesign®, have taken top honors at national competitions in recent years, as well as founded startups. The Jonsson Schoolhasalegacyofinclusion,rankinginthetopinthenationofnumberofdegreesawardedtowomen in our oldest programs – computer science and electricalengineering.


UT Dallas is located in the suburb of Richardson, in the heart of North Texas. The Times Higher Education ranks UT Dallas as #1 in the nation and #21 in the world among universities under 50 years of age. Since its founding in 1969, UT Dallas has grown to include 140 degree programs. The University has recently undergone a period of substantial growth including enrollment increases of 144% since 2000, a total of 3.5millionneworrenovatedsquarefeet,and$1billionindevelopmentasof2016.Formoreinformation, visitwww.utdallas.edu.

 

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applicationswillincludeacoverletter,currentCV,researchstatement,statementofteachingphilosophy, teaching evaluations (if available), statement of administrative philosophy and accomplishments, statement of diversity and inclusion, and contact information for fivereferences. Application materials should be uploaded via the online application at https://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/15006.

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Posted: 2021-02-09 Expires: 2021-03-11

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