[Corpora-List] tenured and tenure-track positions in knowledge discovery from digital information

Rada Mihalcea rada at cs.unt.edu
Thu Apr 7 07:34:37 CEST 2011

Knowledge Discovery from Digital Information Research Cluster Tenured and Tenure-Track Positions University of North Texas

Positions The University of North Texas (UNT: http://www.unt.edu) has embarked on a major, multi-year initiative (http://research.unt.edu/clusters) to hire new faculty and make infrastructure improvements to enhance and expand research. In this context, UNT invites applications for two positions: Associate or Full Professor (tenured) in the area of Information Visualization; and Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the area of Machine Learning. These hires will be an integral part of UNT's new interdisciplinary research cluster, Knowledge Discovery from Digital Information (KDDI, http://kddi.unt.edu), which is a collaborative initiative of the College of Engineering, the College of Information, and UNT Libraries (http://web3.unt.edu/news/story.cfm?story=12049). Candidates will develop synergies to further strengthen the existing core emphases in: 1) Data mining and natural language processing; 2) Digital curation and information retrieval; and 3) Image, audio, and video processing. Successful candidates will have established international reputations with a record of significant and sustained research and scholarly output; candidates should also have a successful record of research funding.

Rank and Salary The selected candidates will be appointed at the rank of Associate/Full Professor with tenure and tenure-track Assistant Professor respectively. Salaries, benefits, and teaching loads are commensurate with a major research university.

Responsibilities Responsibilities of these positions include developing a nationally recognized research program as part of the newly formed KDDI Research Cluster. Candidates are expected to lead a successful research program, attract extramural funding, and teach graduate and undergraduate courses. The new faculty members will have significant opportunity to shape expansion and growth of this cluster with additional hires in subsequent years.

Qualifications The positions require an earned doctorate in Computer Science, Information Science, or a closely related field. An established record of scholarship and publication is required. A record of interdisciplinary activities is desired. For senior position candidates, an active, externally funded research program and an excellent publication record are also required, as is a record of mentoring graduate students. The search committee prefers candidates for the Assistant Professor position to have a track record of preparation and research productivity consistent with the potential to develop and sustain an externally-funded, cutting-edge research program. See the separate postings at https://facultyjobs.unt.edu for the Associate/Full Professor position and the Assistant Professor position for details on responsibilities and qualifications.

Application Procedure Applicants must submit their application materials online at https://facultyjobs.unt.edu. Search for "Knowledge Discovery" to locate the specific positions. References will be requested at a later date. Submit nominations and questions regarding the positions to search committee co-chairs Rada Mihalcea (rada at cs.unt.edu) and William Moen (william.moen at unt.edu).

Application Deadline Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed.

The University The University of North Texas (UNT) is the fourth largest university in the state, strategically located in Denton, Texas which is 35 miles north of both Dallas and Fort Worth. There are over 36,000 students registered in 97 bachelors, 101 masters, and 48 doctoral degree programs. The DFW area has more than six million people, with significant economic growth, numerous industrial establishments, and excellent school districts. UNT has recently embarked on a 10-year research strategic plan to reach tier one status, and is one of seven universities designated by the state as an Emerging Research University

The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE committed to diversity in its educational programs.

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