About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
Established in 2015, the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) is home to a U.S. News & World Report top-twenty ranked computer science graduate program. Today, CICS has 86 faculty, including 36 new faculty hired in the past five years. Our faculty includes 44 Fellows of the ACM, AAAI, AAAS, IEEE, and similar societies. Research funding from industry and government exceeded $22 million in the past year. The college maintains significant research collaborations with more than 50 industry-leading technology companies. Its affiliated research centers include the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval, Center for Data Science, Center for Smart and Connected Society, Center for Knowledge Communication, Computational Social Science Institute, and Cybersecurity Institute. The college offers a world-class education, with 281 PhD students, 396 MS students, and 1732 undergraduate computer science and informatics majors. United by a revolutionary vision for computing research, education, and outreach—Computing for the Common Good—the CICS community seeks applicants who will contribute to the college’s collegial, inclusive environment.
The College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for tenure-track faculty in Robotics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Exceptional candidates at other ranks may be considered. The position is affiliated with the campus' exciting cross-campus initiative in Robotics. The goal is to expand research, leadership, teaching, and outreach in all areas of robotics by increasing the number of core and related faculty. As a campus with a continually growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring individuals from underrepresented groups in computer science.
Before starting in this position, applicants must hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related area and should show evidence of exceptional research promise.
Starting Date: September 1, 2022. Other start dates (e.g., Spring 2023 or Fall 2023) may be considered.
UMass Amherst and CICS are very supportive of dual-career families. We have a Partner Employment Program and will work with candidates to find opportunities for partners within CICS, across the University, and in the nearby community. Although UMass does not guarantee job placement, efforts are made to help secure a position for spouses or partners. For more information on our Partner Employment Program or other faculty benefits, please see https://www.umass.edu/prospective-faculty/work/balance.
Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Inquiries and requests for more information can be sent to: email@example.com.
We will begin interviewing in late Fall 2021, but will continue to accept applications through Spring 2022 or until all positions are filled. To ensure consideration for a Winter/Spring interview, we encourage you to apply no later than December 1, 2021.
All applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement of teaching interests, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Please include a statement in your cover letter that explains what it is about UMass Amherst and CICS specifically that makes you interested in this faculty position. Candidates should also include a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.