Assistant, Associate and Full Professor (Teaching-Track) - Department of Computer Science - Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE)

Job Description

Saturday, October 31, 2020
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The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) invites applications for teaching-track faculty positions at the ranks of Assistant, Associate and Full Professor.

The CS Department at LUMS, founded in 1994, aims to create and harness data-driven technology and science to improve the performance, security, privacy and understanding of complex social, natural and engineered systems for addressing important societal challenges. The CS Department is part of SBASSE, which comprises the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Biology all of which are co-located in a modern purpose-built building. SBASSE has a vision of ‘no-boundaries’ transdisciplinary teaching and research and it offers a unique learning environment.

The CS Department has 17 PhD-holding full-time faculty members who teach and direct research in vibrant BS, MS and PhD degree programs. We are recognized among the top CS programs in Pakistan and in the region. Our faculty carries out teaching and research in several areas of computer science including but not limited to computer vision, human computer interaction, artificial intelligence, data science, security, privacy, networks, algorithms, software engineering, distributed systems, and ICT4D with a focus towards tackling important societal challenges such as climate change, personalized health, personalized learning, transportation, energy efficiency, accessibility, and ICT for Development. We aspire to gain further international recognition and be at the forefront of innovation in teaching, research and societal impact.

The CS Department has openings for teaching-track faculty positions in all areas of computer science. We are in search of colleagues who are excited about teaching and helping students learn.

Teaching-Track Faculty Positions

Faculty on teaching track are expected to have outstanding teaching skills, a passion for student mentorship and community engagement, ability to contribute to the growth of our curriculum, including improving educational outcomes and extending our reach. Teaching track faculty have a primary responsibility of designing and leading courses and projects for CS students and are expected to typically teach three courses per semester. While the primary responsibility of teaching-track faculty is towards teaching and and furthering the educational mission of the department, they are encouraged and provided support to conduct research as well.

Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching a diverse student population. The position is open to individuals who hold a Ph.D. in computer science or other related fields (strongly preferred). We may also consider exceptional candidates with a Master’s degree having vast prior teaching/industry experience (typically 8-10 years) with demonstrated excellence. A record of teaching effectiveness and/or relevant industry experience is expected. Depending on a candidate’s teaching history, industry experience, and qualifications, positions will be offered at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor as appropriate. The Teaching Track at LUMS is a career-oriented, non-tenure, faculty track with renewable fixed terms and opportunities for promotion from Assistant to full Teaching Professor. LUMS values teaching and provides resources to help you develop, try, and assess educational innovations.

We believe that our core strength is our people, which includes students, alumni, faculty, and staff. We value and cherish excellence, integrity, collegiality, respect, interdisciplinarity, continuous improvement and engagement in community, all within a welcoming and supportive teaching and learning environment. We are particularly interested in applicants who are committed to a culturally diverse environment in teaching and research, and who demonstrate a willingness to nurture the inclusive LUMS environment.

LUMS is an equal opportunity employer that offers an excellent work environment for professional growth. We take pride and active steps in considering a diverse applicant pool in terms of gender, race, and disability. Information about LUMS current faculty, research, and educational programs in Computer Science is available at https://sbasse.lums.edu.pk/department/computer-science.

To apply, please send your complete application, which includes the following documents in a single PDF file at csfacultyjobs@lums.edu.pk

• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• A statement of teaching experience and philosophy
• Research statement
• List and contact details of at least three referees
• List of courses you could teach effectively
• A diversity statement outlining how you have contributed to, or plan to contribute, to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

We encourage applicants to submit their applications by October 31, 2020 for an anticipated start date of January 1st, 2020. However, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Application review will begin immediately. Questions about the search and/or application status should be emailed to csfacultyjobs@lums.edu.pk


Note: “We are an equal employment opportunity employer”