The Department of Computer Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University seeks outstanding applicants for a Post Doc Research Associate position. This position is expected to be filled as early as January 2021. The candidate will be responsible for conducting research in broadly defined areas of programming languages (PL) and software engineering (SE) with a specific focus on SE/PL for AI, ML and Data Science.
The department is leading a National Science Foundation HDR:TRIPODS Phase I initiative on dependable data driven discovery (D4). The goal of this TRIPODS project is to advance foundational research on ensuring that data-driven discoveries are trustworthy and of high quality. The successful candidate is being sought in part to contribute to this project.
The successful candidates will be responsible for developing and sustaining a strong research program; developing collaborative and interdisciplinary research; publishing in top venues; mentoring outstanding graduate students; andÂ enhancing ISU through professional and institutional service. We are interested in exceptional candidates that can directly contribute to the D4 initiative. Preference will be given to candidates working on SE/PL for AI, ML and Data Science.
Opportunities to contribute to undergraduate and graduate education are also available.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Â â¢Â Â Â Ph.D. or equivalent degree in computer science or a closely related field. â¢Â Â Â Publication in top tier venues. Â
Â â¢Â Â Â Experience that demonstrates a strong publication record. â¢Â Â Â Demonstrated ability or potential to mentor research of undergraduate and graduate students. â¢Â Â Â Demonstrated ability or potential to engage in professional and institutional service and leadership. â¢Â Â Â Evidence of ability to work with diverse student, faculty, and staff populations. Â
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 twenty-nine full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty, six term faculty, and three lecturers. We offer B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science. We are also one of the founding departments for the B.S. in Software Engineering, B.S. in Data Science, Data Science Minor and Certificate along with 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 684 B.S. students, 47 M.S. students, and 118 Ph.D. students. Almost all Ph.D. students are supported by research or teaching assistantships. We have strong researchÂ 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.
Proposed Start Date:
January 1, 2021
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
December 31, 2021
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
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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. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, 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.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.