Daniel E. ’39 and Patricia M. Smith Endowed Chair Professor

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  • Bethlehem, PA
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Expires on: November 30, 2023

Lehigh University
Computer Science & Engineering

Daniel E. ’39 and Patricia M. Smith Endowed Chair Professor

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University invites applications for the Daniel E. ’39 and Patricia M. Smith Endowed Chair Professor.  Outstanding candidates in all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field.

The successful candidate for this prestigious position will be considered for tenure at initial appointment.  Candidates are expected to have demonstrated research leadership and significant research impact. They will contribute to the Department’s educational mission, augment or complement existing strengths, and collaborate effectively with colleagues. In addition, they must be committed to the enhancement of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive scholarly environment in which world-class faculty, staff, and students can thrive to their full potential. We particularly encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in computing.

The CSE Department (http://www.cse.lehigh.edu/) currently has 19 tenured and tenure-track professors and 10 instructional faculty, with additional faculty searches underway.  The department has strengths in systems, robotics, human-centered computing, data science, and AI.  CSE faculty include fellows of the ACM, IEEE, and NAI, and several NSF CAREER award winners. There are abundant opportunities for candidates to collaborate with faculty in new and ongoing research projects, including those associated with Lehigh’s interdisciplinary research institutes, such as the Institute for Data, Intelligent Systems, and Computation (https://idisc.lehigh.edu/).

The CSE Department offers Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science.  All of our B.S. programs are fully accredited, including the unique B.S. in Computer Science and Business program, which is accredited both in computer science and in business.  Our undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral programs are vibrant and growing, currently supporting more than 600 students. The Department is housed in a recently renovated building on the Lehigh Mountaintop Campus, with beautiful views of the surrounding area. The building includes several high bays, including one configured to house a specialized Robotics Lab.

Nominations (including self-nominations) may be made by email to lehigh.smith@edexsearch.com.  Dr. Ilene H. Nagel and Charles Kaler of Education Executives are assisting the search committee and can be reached at the same email address.  Questions concerning this search may be sent to the CSE Department Chair, Brian Davison, at smith-search@cse.lehigh.edu.

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates of interest will be asked to provide a cover letter; a full CV; a research statement that describes past scholarly contributions and future research directions; a teaching statement that describes instructional philosophy and courses that the candidate would want to teach or develop; a statement on past and planned contributions to diversity, inclusion and equity; and contact information for at least three references.  References will be contacted and letters of recommendation requested for finalists only.

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research.  Recognized among the nation’s highly-ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for over 7,000 students and about 550 full-time faculty members.  Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA, a vibrant and historic area.  Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering (http://advance.cc.lehigh.edu/) and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at https://provost.lehigh.edu/work-life-balance. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty (https://provost.lehigh.edu/resources/faculty-dual-career-assistance-program/dual-career-guidelines).