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Faculty position in computer engineering, bioinformatics, computa tional biology
The following position is in the general area of computer engineering, but
individuals working in cross-disciplinary research between computer
engineering and bioinformatics, computational biology, or computational
neuroscience are of particular interest.
Montana State University--Bozeman
Faculty Position Vacancy Announcement
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Search Number 5502-2
+ Starting Date
August 2006 is preferred, although other starting dates can be considered.
Tenure track, academic year salary, commensurate with assistant professor
rank and experience
+ Departmental Information
The Department offers two undergraduate degrees, Computer Engineering and
Electrical Engineering, both of which are ABET accredited programs. The
combined undergraduate enrollment is about 260 students. Research and
graduate programs, with an enrollment of about 42 students, are supported by
grants from private, state, and major federal agencies including NSF, NIH,
DOE, NASA, and others. Currently within the department are thirteen
tenure-track positions, including an endowed chair in telecommunications.
Several adjunct faculty provide additional expertise, particularly in the
undergraduate program. The department has a tradition of excellence in
undergraduate education. The graduate program is focused on the major
research areas of optics, telecommunications, energy, configurable systems,
power electronics, instrumentation, acoustic systems, DSP, and MEMS. Strong
multidisciplinary programs at MSU include the Spectrum Laboratory, Optical
Technology Center (Op Tec), Center for Biofilm Engineering, and Center for
Computational Biology. The College of Engineering includes about 2,200 of
the total 12,000 students at MSU-Bozeman. There are approximately 50,000
people residing in the greater Bozeman area, with a progressive community
and a national award recipient public high school. Bozeman is noted for
year-round cultural and recreational activities including the Bozeman
Symphony, Montana Ballet Co., Museum of The Rockies, blue ribbon trout
streams, Bridger Bowl and Big Sky ski areas, five golf courses, and
Yellowstone National Park.
+ Duties and Responsibilities
Principal duties are to contribute to the computer engineering program
through research, teaching, and program development. Expertise in developing
computer engineering hardware systems is especially sought for our embedded
systems program. Expertise that would enable cross-disciplinary research
between computer engineering and life sciences (bioinformatics,
computational biology) computer science and/or environmental science is also
sought. Collaborations are strongly encouraged with colleagues within the
department and with existing research centers on the MSU campus. The
candidate will be responsible for developing a nationally recognized,
externally funded research program that involves both graduate and
undergraduate students. Responsibilities include curriculum development and
teaching undergraduate and graduate courses primarily in computer
engineering as assigned by the department head. Other responsibilities
include advising students, mentoring/supervising undergraduate and graduate
students, committee assignments, and service to the university, profession,
state, and public.
+ Required Qualifications
1. Before start date, Ph.D. in computer engineering or electrical
engineering, or equivalent field together with a BS or MS in EE or CpE or
strong EE background/experience.
2. Potential for research excellence in computer engineering, including
ability to obtain external funding, supervise research students, and develop
a nationally recognized, externally funded research program.
3. Potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses
in the computer engineering program.
4. Effective communications skills relevant to both MSU students and
+ Preferred Qualifications
1. Expertise in developing computer engineering hardware systems is
especially sought for our embedded systems program.
2. Expertise that would enable cross-disciplinary research between computer
engineering and life sciences (bioinformatics, computational biology)
computer science and/or environmental science is especially sought.
3. Preference will be given to a candidate with proven success in relevant
research, experience in teaching, and relevant industrial experience, who
can make a significant contribution to the computer engineering program.
+ Application Procedure
The search committee will begin screening applications October 3, 2005 and
will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Paper
applications are required; electronic applications are not acceptable.
Electronic queries are encouraged. To apply, send (a) cover letter
describing your interest in the position, (b) a vitae, including list of
publications, (c) a description of research areas and a plan for future
research showing how these fit within, enhance or complement on-going
research at Montana State University, (d) a statement of teaching interests
and experience clearly indicating which computer engineering courses in our
program you would be able to teach, and (e) the names and contact
information for three references (references will not be called until after
contact is made with the candidate) to:
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Montana State University
P O Box 173780
Bozeman, MT 59717-3780
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