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Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Company:
Utah Tech University
Job Location:
Category:
Computer Science
Type:
Full-Time
Salary: $100,000.00 - $120,000.00 Annually

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Faculty

Job Number: 24FAC691-1

Division: College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Department: Computing

Opening Date: 11/29/2023

Closing Date
Continuous


Position Announcement



The College of Science, Engineering & Technology at Utah Tech University (UT) in St. George, Utah invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to begin July 2024. The preferred candidate will possess a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline, or a MS with professional expertise. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, but candidates with adequate teaching assistant experience are also encouraged to apply.
 
The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop introductory courses in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The preferred candidate will have experience in current Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning practices and be able to develop both mobile and web solutions. Potential courses to be taught will be determined by the strengths of the applicant. More information about the Department of Computing and its associated programs and faculty can be found online at https://computing.utahtech.edu/.


Responsibilities
  • Teach a standard load of graduate and undergraduate courses each academic year in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Computer Science.
  • Deliver instruction using lecture, laboratory, project, and other modalities.
  • Engage and mentor students in active and experiential learning, with progressive developmental experiences.
  • Provide leadership in the development and oversight of the Center for Applied ML/AI.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of programs and projects in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Computer Science.
  • Conduct public and private outreach activities for the Center for Applied ML/AI.
  • Attend department, college, and university faculty meetings; practice program management and adhere to university policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Science or related field required; PhD in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Science or related field preferred.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with relevant prior teaching experience and/or relevant industry experience.
  • Project management experience for industry or student projects preferred.
  • A strong commitment to and evidence of potential for excellence in teaching, including an ongoing commitment to improvements in teaching methods and curriculum.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and commitment to collegiality and teamwork.
  • An interest in active learning, experiential learning, and student engagement.
Supplemental Information



POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty position. Faculty service begins August 2024, with pay and benefits starting July 1, 2024. Annual salary of $100,000 - $120,000 depending on qualifications & experience, with additional compensation available for optional summer/overload teaching. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, and undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents. See https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/employee-benefits/ under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins January 2, 2024; position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (1-2 pages about the candidate's teaching or other professional experience dealing with a wide range of student academic preparedness). Please upload all the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah, approximately 120 miles north of Las Vegas. The area is renowned for its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. Click here to learn more about the University.

 Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 250 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action within its employment programs and activities. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.
 
 The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University's non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - titleix@utahtech.edu, HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Jennifer Larimore - titleix@utahtech.edu, 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://titleix.utahtech.edu/ or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, ocr@ed.gov, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, ocr.denver@ed.gov, 303-844-5695.
The University provides key institutional information regarding Academics, Campus Safety, Student Services, Employment Laws, and other requirements per the Higher Education Act and other consumer information requirements to prospective students, students, UT employees, and prospective employees online at https://utahtech.edu/right-to-know/ and https://police.utahtech.edu/clery-act/.
 
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.














Benefits




Click here to visit https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/employee-benefits/ to learn more about the wonderful benefits available to you as a Utah Tech employee!

Highlights from Utah Tech's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Utah Tech;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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