Assistant Professor - Computer Science - Data Science

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Campus, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime


Summary

The Department of Computer Science at Bowling Green State University invites applications for three Assistant Professor positions (full-time, 9-month, tenure-track), all with August 2024 start dates. One position is in Cybersecurity, one is in Data Science, and the third is in Software Engineering.
Information about Program and College 
The Department of Computer Science is located within the College of Arts and Sciences. The College strives to foster and sustain an engaging culture of discovery, creativity, teaching, learning, and collaboration, enriched by a diversity of experiences and perspectives. We are especially interested in recruiting candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, scholarly/creative work, and/or service, to our efforts to meet the challenge of achieving inclusive excellence in our academic community. The College takes a cohort-based approach to faculty success, providing resources and support within the Dean’s Office and through collaboration with Arts and Sciences departments and schools, leadership teams in other colleges, and university-serving partners such as the Center for Faculty Excellence. Through these connections, we are developing comprehensive programming that supports the professional growth and advancement of faculty across all disciplines, ranks, and career stages. We value and practice shared governance and are committed to maintaining a vibrant and equitable working environment.
The Department currently has 15 full-time faculty members with national and/or international reputations, about 330 undergraduate majors, and 80 graduate students. Undergraduate students pursue baccalaureate degrees in computer science and software engineering and graduate students pursue a MS in Computer Science and in Data Science, and a Ph.D. in Data Science. The BS in Computer Science and BS in Software Engineering programs are accredited by ABET.
The Department of Computer Science is one of the units that has been served by BGSU ALLIES, a three-year project funded by NSF that is designed to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers. Paralleling similar efforts at the student level, the department sponsors the BG Women in Computing student organization, which became a student chapter of ACM-W in 2018. The department has also recently been awarded a $1.14 million scholarship fund from the State of Ohio and the Department of Higher Education to recruit high-achieving students from underrepresented groups.
For more information about the department, please visit https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/computer-science.html
As a public university for the public good, Bowling Green State University is a comprehensive, high research university located in northwestern Ohio committed to driving economic and cultural vitality in the region and beyond. Through innovative teaching, research and creative activities, BGSU fosters a collaborative and inclusive learning community where inspired ideas, knowledge and achievements support the region, state and nation. Supporting student success and outcomes, more than 760 talented and passionate faculty members teach across all majors, with nearly 80% holding terminal degrees in their field. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 17 doctoral programs, 57 master’s programs and a significant number of certificate programs.
Guided by Forward, the BGSU strategic plan, the University’s research and creative activities have resulted in a significant increase in extramural funding over the past several years. Committed to meeting workforce needs, BGSU is investing in in-demand academic programs. The University recently established a School of Nursing, School of Physical Therapy, School of Engineering, School of the Built Environment and School of Aviation. As a national leader in innovative partnerships, BGSU provides comprehensive and connected opportunities for its learning community in and out of the classroom. The University established the first-of-its-kind Resort and Attraction Management (RAAM) program in collaboration with Cedar Fair. BGSU also has strategic partnerships in advanced manufacturing, aviation, forensic science and engineering fields.
For the fourth year in a row, The Wall Street Journal ranks BGSU as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest that students would choose again. BGSU also holds the Wall Street Journal distinction of being the No. 1 university in Ohio – public or private – for student experience.


Essential Functions

- Teach a variety of courses, such as Programming, Data Structures, Algorithms, Networking, Database, Software Engineering, AI/Machine Learning, or Cybersecurity effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels using inclusive pedagogies and course design with a student learning focus
- Advise undergraduate and graduate students
- Actively seek and obtain external funding to sustain a research program that results in peer-reviewed journal articles or conference publications
- Provide service at the department, college, university, professional, and community level


Minimum Qualifications

- Ph.D. or equivalent in computer science or a closely related discipline (e.g., Data Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Information Systems). ABDs will be considered if the requirements for the degree will be completed by August 2024
- Demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness at the college level (e.g., positive feedback from students, peer, or supervisors on instructional activities, student mentoring, performance as a teaching assistant)
- Demonstrated record of research productivity with one or more peer-reviewed, accepted journal articles or conference publications in the applied-for position domain
- Established research background in areas within the applied-for position as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, reports, or scientific presentations at conferences or workshops
Preferred Qualifications
- Teaching experience at the college level (course instructor, teaching assistant, guest lecturer, teaching practicum) in the areas within the applied-for position
- Research grant experience (e.g., assisting grant proposal development, submitting federal or state grants)
- Institutional, professional, or community-level service experience


Additional Information

Application Materials Required 
- Cover letter stating the position for which the applicant wishes to be considered (Cybersecurity, Data Science, or Software Engineering), and detailing position-related teaching and research experience
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (see above under Minimum Qualifications), and a course syllabus or assignments demonstrating use of inclusive pedagogy or student-learning focused course design. Syllabus and assignments may be from previous or proposed courses.
- Statement of research interests and agenda
- One to five PDF files of in-press manuscripts or publications from within the last 3 years
- Contact information for three professional references
Unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned are required for candidates invited for in-person interviews.
Finalist will be required to submit official transcripts.
BGSU policy requires finalist to authorize and pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment.
Application Deadline 
Deadline to apply is January 15, 2024.
Salary & Benefits 
Competitive and commensurate with candidate’s experience and credentials. Full benefits package available.
Further Information 
For questions about the search, please contact Dr. Michael Decker ([email protected]), Search Committee Chair.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer . We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421 or email [email protected] .



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