Mississippi State University
The Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor, or Teaching Professor in Computer Science and Engineering is under administrative supervision of the Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Specific activities include contributing toward the strengthening of our research environment, and teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Salary Grade: UC
For salary grade UC, these positions are “Unclassified” and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.
Part of the Bagley College of Engineering, the department has approximately 1000 undergraduate and graduate students. The department offers undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Cyber Security and Operations, and Software Engineering, and jointly administers an undergraduate program in Computer Engineering with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, At the graduate level, the department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and M.S. degrees in Cyber Security and Operations as well as Data Science. Also, the faculty directs graduate students in Computational Engineering. Certificates in Information Assurance, Cyber Operations and Computational Biology are also available. In the last fiscal year, research expenditures totaled over 7 million dollars. Research core areas for the department are cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, computational science, visualization and graphics, bioinformatics, parallel and distributed computing, software engineering, human-robot interaction, augmented and virtual reality, and computer science education. Faculty in the department are active in many university research centers such as the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, the Center for Cyber Innovation, the Center for Computational Science, and the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology. Mississippi State University, as an R1 Research University, has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations, Cyber Defense Research and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency.
Area of Specialization:
Computer Science & Engineering Department
Anticipated Appointment Date:
January 1, 2024
Tenure Track Status:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaches courses in the areas of interest at the graduate level; teaches undergraduate courses and advises undergraduate students; guides graduate students in thesis and dissertations in the areas of interest.
For candidates at the Assistant and Associate Teaching Professor levels, evidence of strong potential for excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level is required. For candidates at the Teaching Professor level, evidence of demonstrated excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels is expected. Candidates for the position are expected to hold a Ph.D. in computer science or closely related field (ABDs may be considered). Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
A recent graduate with exceptional academic credentials are encouraged to apply. Exceptional candidates in all areas will be considered, and we especially welcome applicants with excellence in teaching in Cyber Security, Wireless Networks, Cloud Security, Industrial Control Systems Security, Accreditation, Authorizations and Risk Assessment processes.
Instructions for Applying:
Interested candidates must apply at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for at least three professional references, and a statement (limited to three pages) that describes research and educational interests
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
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