Computer Science, Georgia State University

1671 8658
Position ID:GSU-CS-ASTRORAP [#8658]
Position Title: Research Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30302, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science / Data Mining and Information Retrieval, Databases, Machine Learning, Scientific Computing, Probabilistic Reasoning, Data Mining, Information Retrieval, Data Processing, Information Visualization, Visual Analytics, Scientific Visualization, Big Data, Computer Vision, Scientific Computing/HPC, Statistics, Data Science, Visual Computing
Appl Deadline:2017/01/16 finished (posted 2016/12/01)
Position Description:    

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Research Assistant Professorship in Big Data Science
Astroinformatics: The Solar/Stellar Connection Research Cluster (funded by GSU's Next Generation Faculty Program)
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA (GSU Positions: 18-034)

The Department of Computer Science at Georgia State University (GSU) is seeking to fill a research assistant professor position by Fall 2017. We are inviting applicants with strong research interests in one or more of the following areas Big Data Management (high-volume and high-velocity image, spatial and temporal data sets with needs for unstructured, spatio-temporal, multimedia data retrieval and indexing), Big Data Analytics (large scale data science, real-time forecasting/prediction, distributed machine learning, data visualization, and cloud computing), and Computer Vision (scientific image analysis, pattern/object recognition and tracking, deep neural networks, and content-based image retrieval). Strong candidates with related experience will be given consideration as well. The new faculty member will help build an interdisciplinary Center of Excellence with the theme of Big Data Mining, Space Weather and Space Climate, in our response to the recently formulated National Space Weather Strategy by the White House. Our interdisciplinary research center is being created in conjunction with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy at GSU. This position is a part of GSU Next Generation Faculty Program that will include a number of tenure-track faculty, research faculty and postdoctoral hires in the above departments to work closely with recent senior faculty hires (Dr. Rafal Angryk, Dr. Piet Martens, and Dr. Stuart Jefferies) and our postdoctoral associates and students.

This position is fully supported by the university for 3 years, with an additional 2 years of university support at the 50% level possible if external funding is secured for the remaining salary. Research faculty with outstanding accomplishments, an interest in teaching and desire for tenure may qualify for tenure-track faculty positions in the future.

Applicants shall have the following basic qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, statistics or closely related field, 2) evidence of the ability to establish and maintain a successful research program, 3) evidence of the ability to work in a large, collaborative and interdisciplinary effort. Postdoctoral research experience is not required, but is a significant plus. Applications should include 1) a CV, including a complete publication list, 2) a statement of research interests and a description of how this research is aligned with the above research initiative, and 3) contact information for at least three references. All materials should be submitted via portal (, where you will be asked to choose your primary and secondary research areas. Applications received by January 16, 2017, will receive full consideration. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. 

Georgia State University, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, is a major research university with an enrollment of more than 32,000 students. The university is currently in the middle of a record $1 billion campus expansion, with the Department of Computer Science expected to significantly grow its faculty during the 2015-2018 period. The Computer Science department’s Ph.D. program is nationally competitive and ranked among the best in the Southeast, according to National Research Council data. The program also has a high rank in several categories at the website. The department’s faculty attracts substantial funding from many federal agencies, including six NSF CAREER Awards. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. It is our policy to offer equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status

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Further Info:
404 413 5700
Department of Computer Science
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 5060
Atlanta, GA 30302-5060

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