Kummer Department Chair of Computer Science #00076912

Rolla, MO

Missouri University of Science & Technology


Hiring Department

Computer Science

Application Deadline

For full conseration, applicants must apply by January 15, 2022

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time (1.0 FTE)

Job Description

The College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, seeks an outstanding and visionary leader for the position of the Kummer Endowed Department Chair of Computer Science. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Computer Science or a closely related field and must have the following preferred qualifications and experience:
  1. Outstanding organizational leadership and administration experience
  2. Outstanding track record of excellence in teaching and research
  3. Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  4. Superb human relations skills to manage a diverse department
  5. Experience with collaborative and multi-disciplinary research and education programs
  6. Familiarity with institutional dynamics to manage growing academic and research programs
  7. Excellent oral and written communication skills to engage program constituencies
  8. Experience with university advancement initiatives and corporate development affairs
  9. Understanding of national and global trends in computer science and related fields
In addition to the preferred qualifications and experience, candidates must be Fellows or Members of IEEE and/or ACM. Candidates must also demonstrate a willingness to expand and promote Missouri S&T toward R1 Carnegie University Classification status. Further details on the required and desired attributes, skills and characteristics of the successful candidate, and the department's vision and strategic plan, activities, and research may be found at:https://cs.mst.edu.

As a Kummer Endowed Department Chair, the selected candidate will fulfill the required role of Kummer Endowed Chairs as outlined inhttps://kummerinstitute.mst.edu. The Kummer Institute was recently established through a $300 million transformative gift that will cultivate leadership and technological innovation, nurture an entrepreneurial mindset, foster expansion of academic-industry partnerships to address the emerging needs of industry, and create economic growth for the region, state, and nation.

The CS department currently has 12 Tenured/Tenure Track (T/TT) faculty (with additional hires in the pipeline), 6 Non-Tenure Track (NTT) Teaching faculty, 4 Adjunct Faculty members, and 3 Joint-Faculty appointments. The department has about 700 undergraduate and graduate students, with an average of $1.1 million per year in research expenditures over the last three years. The current and future research thrust areas include 1) Artificial intelligence and data science; 2) Security, trust, and ethics; 3) Distributed and high-performance computing; 4) Interactive computing, 5) Theory, algorithms, and quantum computing; 5) Smart living (transportation, energy, infrastructure); 6) Networking and systems; 7) Health informatics and computational neuroscience; and 8) Digital media and entertainment. CS also collaborates with several research centers on campus including Intelligent Systems Center, Center for Intelligent Infrastructure, Center for High Performance Computing, Missouri Center for Transportation Innovation, and Center for Biomedical Research(https://research.mst.edu/research-centers/). Further details on the department's vision and strategic plan, activities, and research may be found at:https://cs.mst.edu.

Interested candidates should electronically submit their application consisting of: 1) Cover Letter; 2) Current Curriculum Vitae; 3) Research Statement; 4) Teaching Statement; 5) Diversity and Inclusion Statement; 6) Statement of Leadership Philosophy; 7) Department Vision Statement; and 8) Complete contact information for at least five references to Missouri S&T's Human Resources Office at:https://hr.mst.edu/careers/academic-employment/using reference number 38675. Acceptable electronic formats are PDF and MS Word. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply by December 15, 2021. For more information prior to submitting an application, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Venkat Allada, at: allada@mst.edu.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Computer Science or a closely related field

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Outstanding organizational leadership and administration experience
  2. Outstanding track record of excellence in teaching and research
  3. Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  4. Superb human relations skills to manage a diverse department
  5. Experience with collaborative and multi-disciplinary research and education programs
  6. Familiarity with institutional dynamics to manage growing academic and research programs
  7. Excellent oral and written communication skills to engage program constituencies
  8. Experience with university advancement initiatives and corporate development affairs
  9. Understanding of national and global trends in computer science and related fields
Missouri S&T, CEC, CS, and the greater University of Missouri System are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Missouri S&T has undertaken many initiatives to improve campus life and the work-life balance of its faculty and staff(http://hr.mst.edu). Missouri S&T seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples.

Missouri S&T is one of the nation's leading research universities with about 100 degree programs in 39 disciplines. It was founded in 1870 as one of the first technological institutions west of the Mississippi. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the multicultural community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe, and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks' scenery. Missouri S&T offers undergraduate degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities, and business, with M.S. and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master's degrees in biological sciences, business administration and technical communication. With nearly 7,700 students enrolled on campus and online, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population, yet small enough for individuals to build high visibility, and impactful careers!

Comments

The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

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Posted: 06/24/2022