Faculty Position - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning


Full Professor – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Position Number: 00106096
Faculty Position – Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning

North Carolina State University
Department of Computer Science
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Seeking to extend its leadership role in AI and ML, the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University (NCSU) seeks to fill the Goodnight Distinguished Professor of AI/ML position, a named, endowed, full professor appointment in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.  Candidates with exceptional expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and directly related research fields, in particular, AI in Software Engineering, AI in Learning Technologies, and AI in Cybersecurity are sought.  The successful candidate will provide leadership in the recruitment of future faculty in the areas of AI and ML.  The position is supported by Dr. Jim Goodnight, founder of SAS Institute Inc., located in Cary, North Carolina.

A successful candidate is expected to have a world-class reputation in the areas of AI and ML, as well as a commensurate record in research, funding, graduate supervision, and service to the areas of AI and ML.

The Department, part of NC State’s College of Engineering, is one of the largest and oldest in the country.  Research expenditures, national ranking, and recognition have been growing steadily.  For example, we have one of the largest concentrations of prestigious NSF Early Career Award winners (30 of our current or former faculty are recipients.)  Members of the Department have also been recognized as AAAI Fellows, ACM Fellows, and IEEE Fellows.

In the area of AI and ML, the Department has numerous faculty, both within the AI group proper, and collaborating on AI and ML-related projects.  Examples include knowledge representation, machine learning, text analytics, and sentiment analytics within the AI group, and related work within the Learning Technologies, Software Engineering, Security, Systems, and Theory groups.  We also have strong collaborations with technology companies in the local area, including SAS Institute Inc., LexisNexis, Fidelity, Deutsche Bank Global Technology, Red Hat, and IBM, among others.

NC State is located in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina.  Raleigh forms one corner of the world-famous Research Triangle, which includes Research Triangle Park (RTP).  RTP is a hub of innovation, both as a metropolitan area with a world-class industrial base, and as a center of excellence in the technology and academic arenas.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University form the second and third corners of the Triangle.  Raleigh and its surrounding areas are routinely recognized as one of the best places to live in the United States.  We enjoy outstanding public education, affordable cost of living, and a wide variety of entertainment opportunities, all within proximity to the mountains and the coast.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a first review deadline of January 1, 2020, a second review deadline of February 28, 2020, and continued on-going review past that date.  The position will remain open until suitable candidates are identified.  Applicants should submit the following materials online at http://jobs.ncsu.edu (reference position number - 00106096): cover letter, 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-ai-ml-search@ncsu.edu.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  We are widely recognized as a highly diverse department, having the most female tenured and tenure-track faculty of any computer science department in the country.  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 and sex offender background checks.  Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.  If their highest degree is from an institution outside of the United States, final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org.  A Ph.D. degree must be obtained prior to the 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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