Department of Computer Science, University of Wyoming

Position ID:Wyoming-CS-UW [#7940]
Position Title: Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Laramie, Wyoming 82071, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science / Artificial Intelligence, Security, Big Data
Starting Date:2017/08/23
Appl Deadline:2016/12/04 finished (posted 2016/09/26, finished 2017/05/08)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Computer Science Department ( at the University of Wyoming seeks applicants for two tenure-track Assistant Professors to start in August 2017. The department is especially seeking candidates with expertise in AI / Machine Learning (especially Deep Learning), Big Data, and/or Cybersecurity. Exceptional candidates in other areas and those seeking more advanced ranks are also encouraged to apply. We seek individuals that will perform exciting, game-changing research. To enable new faculty to build their research labs, we offer generous startup packages, funding for multiple Ph.D. students, access to world-class supercomputing resources, and reduced teaching loads for pre-tenure faculty.

Candidates must have completed (or expect to complete by August 2017) a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related area. Expectations for new faculty include: establishing a vibrant, externally funded research program, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising students, and service to the department and/or college.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita and brief statements of research and teaching interests. Additionally, they should identify one or two top publications and arrange to have at least three reference letters submitted. To ensure full consideration applications should be completed by December 4, 2016, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Computer Science Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science. Undergraduate programs are ABET accredited and include a concentration in Big Data.

Hires in the area of AI are intended to build on existing strengths in the department, including the Evolving Artificial Intelligence lab ( It focuses on robotics and creating artificial intelligence in neural networks, either via deep learning or evolutionary algorithms. In the last two years, the Evolving AI lab has had an NSF CAREER award winner, a Nature cover article, and deep learning papers with oral presentations at NIPS, CVPR, ICLR, and an ICML workshop.

Cybersecurity has been declared a priority area by the Governor of Wyoming and the University of Wyoming. Our department is in the process of establishing an NSA certified Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity. A cybersecurity hire will be instrumental in building a strong research program within the new center.

The University of Wyoming is closely affiliated with the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) located 40 miles east of the University. NWSC is a petascale supercomputing center designed to maximize data-intensive science. Also, the university Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC) houses and supports the Mount Moran computing cluster, which allows UW faculty to perform supercomputing experiments for free on unused computer cycles, as well as to purchase new supercomputing hardware and have it professionally housed and maintained by the ARCC staff. The ARCC now includes an NVIDIA DGX-1 for accelerated machine learning applications. The net result is that faculty at UW have tremendous computing resources at their disposal to conduct ground-breaking science.

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, WY, a lovely, small college town (population 30,000). Laramie is situated in a scenic location at the base of the Rockies between two mountain ranges. National and state parks in both mountain ranges, including the Medicine Bow National Forest, are nearby (closest: 20 minutes drive) and provide quick access to hiking, mountain biking, downhill and cross-country skiing, rock climbing, fishing, hunting, and camping. Nearby towns in Colorado (Ft. Collins, Boulder, and Denver) offer additional amenities, including an international airport with daily flights to and from the airport in Laramie.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment 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 or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see We strongly encourage applications from women and other groups underrepresented in computer science.

The University conducts background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Computer Science
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071

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