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Job opening for Assistant Professor and Network Science Researcher at West Point


West Point has a great job opening for a 1-yr non-tenured position for some new exciting research on social networks - as well as for teaching.  See the below announcement for details.



The United States Military Academy (USMA) seeks applicants for a dual appointment as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Research Fellow at our Network Science Center. USMA, the oldest engineering school in the nation, is situated 50 miles north of New York City in the picturesque Hudson Valley. We offer a Tier I undergraduate program devoted to educating leaders of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, and Country. USMA’s rigorous programs, quality faculty, and student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 attract a student body of 4,500 of the nation's best. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science includes a team of 65 civilian and military faculty members dedicated foremost to teaching and student development. Research and teaching are supported by a ubiquitous campus computing environment and laboratory facilities that are among the best in the nation. The department offers ABET accredited majors in Computer Science, Information Technolology and Electrical Engineering, two minors, and two required freshman and junior level courses for all students. Between 50 and 80 majors graduate from our programs each year. The West Point Network Science Center (NSC) is an interdisciplinary center focused on the study of social, biological, economic, information, and communication networks. We are looking for an Assistant Professor who will not only teach approximately four courses a year, but also actively conduct research in the Algorithmic Network Science Group of the NSC as a Research Fellow. The research work will focus on algorithmic approaches to hard network science problems from a variety of disciplines. In addition to holding a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Computer Science or closely related field, applicants should have experience in teaching mainstream computer science classes and conducting research that includes the development of rigorous mathematical theories and the performance of carefully designed experiments. Further, experience with social network analysis, combinatorial optimization, stochastic models (particularly disease spread models), development of scalable/parallel algorithms, and general artificial intelligence techniques is desired. Relevant industry experience along with programming experience in Python, Java, and C++ is also beneficial. We are looking for well-rounded professionals capable of designing and teaching a variety of courses as well as conducting research in mainstream computer science, supporting students in and outside the classroom, and contributing to department and academy governance. USMA offers renewable contracts in lieu of tenure. Salaries are competitive. This position is for a term that will expire on September 30th, 2013. Dependent on funding, this date may be extended further. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications and questions may be directed to COL J. Scot Ransbottom, United States Military Academy, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MADN-EECS, West Point, New York, 10996-1787, (845) 938-3029, [email protected]

The United States Military Academy is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

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