Georgia State University, Computer Science

1671 18817
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30302, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science / Artificial intelligence and machine learning, Big Data, Big Data Analytics, Big Data Management, Computational Science, Data Science, Databases and data mining, Machine Learning, Scientific Visualization, Visual Analytics
Appl Deadline:2022/05/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/08/01, finished 2022/09/09)
Position Description:    

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Georgia State University
Department of Computer Science
Assistant Professor, Astroinformatics Cluster

The Department of Computer Science ( at Georgia State University (GSU) is seeking to fill a faculty position in the interdisciplinary Astroinformatics Research Cluster by the Fall of 2022. This is a tenure-track position at assistant professor level. The  cluster is interested in candidates with a proven interdisciplinary research record in one or more of the following areas: Heliophysics Data Science (large-scale data analyses of astronomy data, space weather forecasting, machine learning and deep learning from big data from stellar or solar astronomy ground- and space-based observatories), Science-enabling Big Data Management (high-volume and high-velocity multimedia, i.e., spectral, spatial, and temporal data processing, integration, retrieval and indexing), and Scientific Data-driven Knowledge Discovery & Visualization (pattern and object recognition from multispectral, time series, or image data, solar activity tracking, and big data visualization). Extraordinary candidates with related experiences will also be given full consideration.


The new faculty member will help build an interdisciplinary Center of Excellence with the theme of Big Data Analysis for the Space Weather and Climate Research and Operations, in our response to the recently formulated Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow (PROSWIFT) Act of the 116th United States Congress. Our interdisciplinary research center is being created in conjunction with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) at GSU. This position is a part of GSU Next Generation Faculty Program and the future hire is expected to work closely with the number of faculty from the above departments (Dr. Rafal Angryk, Dr. Piet Martens, Dr. Stuart Jefferies, Dr. Jane Pratt, Dr. Juan Banda, and Dr. Slava Sadykov), as well as research faculty and students already involved in the Georgia Astroinformatics Nexus (


Applicants shall have the following basic qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in computer science or closely related field, 2) evidence of the ability to establish and maintain a successful research program, 3) evidence of the ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, 4) evidence of the ability to work in a large, collaborative 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, 3) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, 4) a statement on inclusion and diversity in academia, and 5) 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 December 1, 2021, 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 2023-2025 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 seven 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:
Department of Computer Science
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 5060
Atlanta, GA 30302-5060