Faculty Position - Systems


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Computer Systems (incl. Quantum)
Posting Number: 1078
Faculty Position - Computer Systems (incl. Quantum)

North Carolina State University
Department of Computer Science
Computer Systems (incl. Quantum)

The Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University (NCSU) seeks to fill one or more tenure-track or senior faculty positions in systems software and High Performance Computing. Candidates with additional expertise in machine learning, big data, cloud, and quantum computing (software) are especially desired but not required. These positions have an option for a joint appointment with the Computer Science and Mathematics Division (CSMD) of Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL). If this option is elected, candidates will be invited to interview at NCSU and ORNL. A successful joint NCSU/ORNL candidate’s home institution would be NCSU, where most of the time on research (and all of the time on teaching) is spent, combined with frequent visits and close collaborations with ORNL, which opens up additional opportunities for conducting research.

A successful candidate must have a strong commitment to academic and research excellence, and an outstanding research record commensurate with the expectations of a major research university.  Required credentials include a doctorate in Computer Science or a related field.

The Department, part of NC State’s College of Engineering, is one of the largest and oldest in the country.  The department’s research expenditures and recognition have been growing steadily. For example, we have one of the largest concentrations in the country of prestigious NSF Early Career Award winners (30 of our current or former faculty have received one).  Further, we are widely recognized as a highly diverse department, having the most female tenure-track faculty of any computer science department in the country.

On the systems side, the Department is operating a 108-node Infiniband GPU Cluster suitable for research on Cloud, HPC, and data center paradigms, and it partners with ORNL for access to their Summit supercomputer, currently the fastest in the world. On the quantum side, NC State University joined the IBM Q Network as the first university-based IBM Q Hub in the Americas. Hub members have access to IBM’s 20 qubit machines followed by a next generation 50 qubit capability in 2019. On-campus members of the Hub are engaged in inter-disciplinary collaborations on all aspects of quantum computing.

NC State is located in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, which forms one vertex of the world-famous Research Triangle Park (RTP).  RTP is an innovative environment, both as a metropolitan area with one of the most diverse industrial bases in the world, and as a center of excellence promoting technology and science.  The Research Triangle area is routinely recognized in nationwide surveys as one of the best places to live in the U.S. We enjoy outstanding public schools, affordable housing, farmer’s markets and festivals, and great weather - all in proximity to the mountains and the seashore.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a first review deadline of September 1, 2019, a second review deadline of January 5, 2020, and continued on-going review past that date. The positions will remain open until suitable candidates are identified. Applicants should submit the following materials online at http://jobs.ncsu.edu (reference position number - 1078) cover letter (indicating if you do want to apply for the joint ORNL option), curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and names and complete contact information of four references, including email addresses and phone numbers. Candidates can obtain information about the department and its research programs, as well as more detail about the position advertised here at http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/. Inquiries may be sent via email to: group-csc-sys-search@ncsu.edu.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If their highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org.  Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify.  Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


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