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Lanh and Oanh Nguyen Chair in Software Engineering

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Posting Details

Posting Number 600201
Working Title Lanh and Oanh Nguyen Chair in Software Engineering
Advertised Employing Department Computer Science
Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment B - Faculty (9 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date Negotiable
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 9
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking outstanding candidates for the endowed Lanh and Oanh Nguyen Chair in Software Engineering at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; mentoring students; sustaining a strong, externally funded research program in software engineering; publishing in top tier venues; and enhancing Iowa State University’s existing strengths through professional and institutional service.

Required Education and Experience

An earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field.

Academic credentials sufficient for an appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

Publication in top tier venues.

International recognition for research and scholarship commensurate with rank.

In addition to the above:

An appointment at the rank of Full Professor will have demonstrated effective leadership and mentoring of junior faculty.

Preferred Education and Experience

Outstanding university-level teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Experience supervising research of graduate students and undergraduates.

Strong record of securing research funding.

Demonstrated research leadership and engagement in interdisciplinary collaborations.

Professional recognition and stature in the field of computing.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description

The Computer Science department resides in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the largest college at Iowa State University. The department currently consists of 27 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty, four senior lecturers, and two lecturers. We offer B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and a B.S. in Software Engineering (jointly administered with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering). We are also one of the founding departments for the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. We are active in interdepartmental graduate programs in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Human-Computer Interactions, and Information Assurance. We have many interdisciplinary research collaborations, especially with faculty in the bio-sciences, mathematical sciences, and engineering. The Computer Science department has 609 B.S. computer science undergraduates, 568 B.S. software engineering undergraduates, 94 M.S. students, and 95 Ph.D. students. Almost all Ph.D. students are supported by research or teaching assistantships. We have strong research and educational programs in Algorithms and Complexity, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Databases, Data Mining, Information Assurance, Programming Languages, Molecular Programming, Multimedia Systems, Networks, Operating Systems, Robotics, and Software Engineering. Our department has over $16 million in active research grants. With the above interdisciplinary activities included, we contribute to active research and training grants totaling approximately $25 million.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Abigail Andrews
Department Contact Phone 515-294-4377
Department Contact Email cs-hiring@iastate.edu
Department/Unit Website http://www.cs.iastate.edu/
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

This position has been reposted and the Guaranteed Consideration Date has been extended.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Statement of Teaching and Research Interests

Additionally, as part of our application process, we are requesting 4 letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential on-line portal.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 08/31/2017
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

Quick Link http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/22159
EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

Classification Information

University Title Associate Professor - 1800
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Job Category Faculty

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
  4. Statement of Teaching and/or Research Interests
Optional Documents