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IT University Innopolis, the first Russian university dedicated to information technology, is seeking three highly qualified faculty members for the Department of Computer Science. Recruited faculty will deliver the undergraduate programs to high quality Russian students, who have strong math and science preparation and will have responsibility for building and leading research group. The initial appointment will be a 5-year contact renewable every 2 years on a rolling basis with expectation for tenure. Senior faculty are invited to spend a sabbatical leave at Innopolis, on negotiable conditions.
University Innopolis was established in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, USA , the world’s leading university in the field of the Computer Science field. The curricula for four undergraduate programs are being developed by CMU, and recruited Innopolis University Faculty members will work with CMU faculty members to develop the courses. Recruited faculty members will spend several months at CMU in Pittsburgh in an intensive training and interactive program
Applicants for all ranks specializing in computer science and information security systems are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have academic qualifications at doctoral level from an internationally-recognized educational and research institution, excellent English communication skills (all instruction at IU is in English), and a proven research track record. Incoming faculty members are expected to develop strong and internationally competitive research programs and to teach at the undergraduate level.
Currently, the Department of Computer Science is in its formation stage and consists of faculty members from diverse research areas that include Theoretical and Applied Computer Science, OS Architecture and Virtualization, Information Security Systems, Cloud Computing as well as Mathematical Modeling.
Position responsibilities include teaching two courses per academic year, curriculum and program development, leading relevant research activities, general program guidance, advising and mentoring students, committee service and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university.
Successful candidates will spend the spring semester of 2014 at CMU assisting in the development of courses in close collaboration with CMU faculty members and establishing research collaborations. Relocation to Kazan is expected no later than July 2014 and teaching starts in mid-August.
Tentative BS courses to be delivered in 2014/2015:
- Secure Software Systems
- Distributed Systems
- Computer Networks
- Machine Learning
- Parallel Computer Architecture & Programming
- Data Structure & Algorithms
- Programming Languages
- Discrete Mathematics
Compensation and benefits:
Innopolis University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package including paid vacation, housing allowance (based on the rank and family size), relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), paid health care coverage and educational allowance for dependent children.
The start-up package will include funding for two PhD students 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. Assistant Professors will benefit from a mentor program involving senior academics from CMU and Innopolis.
Application Information: Please submit the full application package, consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, all applicants need to obtain three confidential reference letters by asking their referees to send these letters directly to the same email address. Additional information about our university can be found on our website: http://www.university.innopolis.ru
For more information about the position, please contact the Dean for Undergraduate Programs Dr.Tanya Stanko: Tanya (dot) stanko (at) innopolis (dot) com
Innopolis University campus is located in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, in the new and ultra-modern part of the city in the heartland of Russia.
Russian and Tatar are the main spoken languages in this culturally diverse place. Tatarstan is rapidly moving toward a post-industrial economy through high-tech development and advancements in education.
In Kazan the incoming faculty will experience a unique mixture of western and traditional lifestyles similar to any mid-size 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.
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