Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Data Science / Robotics / Data Security
(Open Rank Faculty Positions)
Institution: Innopolis University
Location: Innopolis (satellite city of Kazan), Tatarstan, Russia
Category: Faculty – Computer Science
Application deadline: 20 April 2018 or until the positions are filled
Type: Full-time or special arrangement
The Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering of Innopolis University invites applications for tenure track and tenured faculty positions at all ranks.
Candidates are being sought in such areas of computer science and engineering as robotics, blockchain technologies, data science, IT entrepreneurship, software engineering, artificial intelligence, game development, and cognitive sciences.
Innopolis University is the first university in Russia focused on Information Technology and Robotics using English as the language of instruction. By 2020, it aims at joining the top-100 institutions under 50 years old worldwide. The Faculty of Computer Science is comprised of three institutes (Technologies and Software Development, Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics). It offers a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with three specializations (one per institute), four Master’s degree programs in Software Engineering, Data Science, AI/Robotics, and Secure Systems and Network Engineering, and a research-based doctoral program.
The University actively collaborates with the largest local companies, including Gazprom, Sberbank, Kaspersky, Yandex, Parallels, etc. as well as with the world’s leading universities in the field of Computer Science, in particular: Carnegie Mellon University, USA; ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy; KAIST, Republic of Korea and others.
The University targets intellectually advanced youth with strong knowledge in Math and CS. The average student enrollment rate is about 3%. Faculty will deliver undergraduate and graduate courses to Russian and international students, and will also be responsible for building and leading a research group.
The initial appointment is a 5-year contract with expectation for tenure. Senior faculty members are invited to spend a sabbatical leave at Innopolis University on negotiable conditions.
Responsibilities include the following:
- teaching three semester-long courses to undergraduate or graduate students during the academic year
- curriculum and course development
- leading relevant research activities
- providing general program guidance,
- advising and mentoring students
- contributing to community services and other activities related to developing and maintaining the intellectual and cultural environment of the University
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Successful candidates must have the following qualifications:
- Academic qualifications at doctoral level from an internationally recognized educational and/or research institution
- Minimum 3 years teaching experience at an internationally recognized institution
- Industry experience as an advantage
- Excellent English communication skills (the language of instruction at IU is English)
- An active researcher in the field (or related field) with publications in recognized international journals (proven research track record)
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Innopolis University offers a competitive salary (42 000 – 210 000 USD), which gross level is aligned with North American institutions. Another advantage is flat 13% level taxation in Russia. Benefits package includes paid vacation, housing allowance (based on the rank and family size), relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), paid health care coverage.
A start-up package for some selected faculty includes funding for establishing a lab with up to two PhD students for the first year and additional discretionary funds for research.
The University will provide assistance in search and recruitment of PhD students within Russia and abroad, and with applications for national and international research grants.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the full application package, consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement to email@example.com
Additionally, all applicants need to submit three confidential reference letters by asking their referees to send these letters directly to the same email address.
Innopolis University is located in Innopolis, a new Russian city designed to be a major IT hub of the country, just 35 kilometers away from Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Tatarstan is rapidly developing region in Russia attracting investment in high-tech development, education and sport.
In Kazan, the incoming faculty members will experience a unique mixture of western and traditional lifestyles similar to any mid-sized North American or European cosmopolitan city, including a rich and vibrant atmosphere with easy access to excellent restaurants, theaters, concert halls, museums, professional and amateur sports, recreation and much more.