Assistant Professor in Area of Engineering Informatics & Applied Big Data Systems

Position ID: 30216
University of Georgia
College of Engineering
College of Engineering & Department of Computer Science
Position Description
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
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Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2015_00054F
Working Title Assistant Professor
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Job Summary

The Department of Computer Science and the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, starting in August 2016.

Informatics and Big Data-enabled Systems are having a major impact on many diverse areas such as Sustainability (e.g. ,smart grid, transportation), Health and Wellness, Ecology, Geography, Disaster Management, and Agriculture. The Department of Computer Science and the College of Engineering at UGA seek applications from exceptional candidates in the area of engineering informatics and applied big data systems.

This position is one of nine hires being made as part of the University of Georgia (UGA) President’s Informatics Faculty Hiring Initiative. This initiative supports the campus-wide Georgia Informatics Institute for Research and Education now being launched to strengthen and build research and education in informatics and information security across the entire University. Additional information about the Georgia Informatics Institute can be found at The position’s startup and teaching profile will give the successful candidate an exceptional opportunity to establish an innovative and highly productive research program.

The successful candidate is expected to: (1) establish an outstanding research program recognized nationally and internationally, (2) establish collaborations and partnerships between the Computer Science Department and the College of Engineering as well as with other units on campus such as the College of Agriculture, School of Ecology, College of Public Health, Department of Geography, etc. (3) be an outstanding, inspiring educator who exhibits a strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by creating innovative courses and instructional methodologies in applied big data systems and informatics, and (4) compete successfully for extramural funding to support an active research program and a companion graduate and postdoctoral training program. The candidate will have broad latitude to develop a research program that focuses on applying big data informatics to a variety of application domains.

Minimum Qualifications

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated abilities in leading or significantly contributing to collaborative research projects that apply informatics to one or more application areas, and will effectively complement existing university expertise in informatics. A demonstrated record exhibiting leadership traits, effective communication, and the ability to develop innovative collaborative programs across disciplines is required. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications

Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, applied big data management analytics and visualization, high performance computing, mobile and sensor-based informatics, Internet of Things, human-computer interfaces, and applied systems security and privacy.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 09/28/2015
Open Until Filled Yes
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
Application Procedure: 
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Engineering, General
Big Data (Applied)
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Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
Monday, August 1, 2016
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University System of Georgia
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The University of Georgia
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