Associate Professor, GCCIS- Software Engineering (6491BR)

Requisition Number: 6491BR

School/Department: GCCIS- Software Engineering

College : Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Faculty Rank : Associate Professor
Tenure Status: Tenured

Anticipated Start Date: 8/10/22

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DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Department of Software Engineering in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, NY, invites applications for a full-time, tenured Associate Professor in Software Engineering and/or Data Science with interest in a three-year, renewable appointment as the Graduate Program Director.

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with nearly 19,000 students and more than 135,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world.

The Department of Software Engineering is home to the BS and MS in Software Engineering, as well as the MS in Data Science. As an Associate Professor, the candidate will be expected to contribute to their Software Engineering and/or Data Science community in research, teaching, and service. A reduced load is available during the period of the administrative appointment. The Graduate Program Director responsibilities include academic advising of graduate students, leadership of curriculum evolution, and interacting with a variety of RIT organizations such as the Registrar, International Student Services, and Graduate Admissions. A Senior Staff Assistant supports the administrative tasks of the Graduate Program Director.

The position will start no later than August 10, 2022. A summer 2022 contract is negotiable in order to insure a smooth transition into the Graduate Program Director position.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

THE COLLEGE:

The Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is home to the departments of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computing Security, School of Information, and the School of Interactive Games and Media. The college’s PhD program in Computer and Information Sciences was ranked 68th in the U.S. News and World Reports 2021 ranking of Best Doctoral Computer Science Programs. The college has 140 faculty and more than 3,600 undergraduate and 950 graduate students. RIT is an interdisciplinary research hub, with research groups and communities encompassing a range of domain areas, including the Global Cybersecurity Institute (Global Cybersecurity Institute | RIT), RIT’s Personalized Healthcare Technology initiative (https://pht.rit.edu), the Center for Human-Aware Artificial Intelligence (Center for Human-aware AI (CHAI) | Center for Human-aware AI | RIT), the Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning and Evaluation (Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning and Evaluation (CASTLE) | RIT), the Media Arts Games Interaction Creativity (MAGIC) Center (https://magic.rit.edu), the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (https://ccrg.rit.edu/), the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (Golisano Institute for Sustainability | RIT).

THE DEPARTMENT:

The Department of Software Engineering (https://se.rit.edu) was the first in the nation to offer a BS in Software Engineering. Our student-centered programs are home to over 775 students pursuing the BS in SE, MS in SE, and MS in Data Science degrees. Student employment rates upon graduation are over 98%, often with leading tech firms where they have developed groundbreaking technology such as the Xbox 360 Kinect and jQuery. Students at all levels have the opportunity to participate in research projects.

Faculty research areas include all areas of software engineering; software security; computational social science; human-ai teaming and environmental surveillance prediction. There are many opportunities for interdisciplinary research throughout the college and university. Our faculty routinely publish their results at top conferences (ICSE, FSE, ASE) and are recognized with distinctions such as the NSF CAREER Awards, and ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph.D. in software engineering, computer science, or related computing or math discipline
  • Interest in a three-year, renewable administrative appointment as the Graduate Program Director
  • Evidence of research, teaching, and service contributions commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor
  • Academic specialization or industry experience
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses across the software engineering curricula
  • Ability to lead in the development and integration of curricula or industry management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to RIT’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply online at Job Search Welcome | Rochester Institute of Technology Keyword Search: 6591BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae/resume, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, and upload the following attachments:

Teaching statement including the courses from our curriculum you are able to teach,

Research statement highlighting your research contributions and directions,

The names, addresses, and phone numbers for three references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position by contacting Mehdi Mirakhorli at mxmvse@rit.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until acceptable candidates are found.

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to careers@rit.edu.