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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Faculty Position in Intelligent Systems at the University of Vermont

Faculty Position in Intelligent Systems at the University of Vermont

As part of its continued growth and investment in excellence, the
University of Vermont College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
(UVM CEMS) is hiring up to five tenure-track faculty in Complex
Systems during the 2009-10 academic year, with a key hire in
Intelligent Systems being made in the UVM CEMS Department of Computer
Science at the Assistant Professor level.

The Department of Computer Science at UVM offers Master's and
Ph.D. programs, and three undergraduate programs developed with CEMS's
School of Engineering, and Department of Mathematics and Statistics as
well as with the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of
Business.  Faculty in CS are involved in the forefront of research in
complex systems including data mining, distributed systems, and
evolutionary computation. CEMS faculty in computer science,
engineering, and mathematics are all encouraged to teach next
generation students with emphasis upon contextualized, real-world
examples to develop student understanding of the role of technology in
the 21st century society and innovation, with current CS teaching
responsibilities consisting of courses per year with average
enrollments of 25 students.  Preference will be given to those
candidates who best complement the existing research strengths of the
Department of Computer Science and can contribute to the CEMS
initiative in complex systems (

Founded in 1791, UVM has been called one of the "public ivies" and is
consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the
United States. The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, also
rated as one of the best small cities in America. The greater
Burlington area has a population of about 125,000 and enjoys a
panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green
Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York.
Burlington and the surrounding area provide an environment rich in
cultural and recreational activities for individuals and families,
with multiple opportunities for interactions with local industry and
communities. The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at
UVM is one of the fastest growing on campus, with excellent faculty
and students in engineering, computer science, and mathematics and
statistics and a leader in high-profile, multi-disciplinary
partnerships across campus.

Candidates for the position should have an earned doctorate in an
appropriate discipline, a proven record of scholarly activities and
the ability to teach multiple courses in the undergraduate curriculum.
Successful candidates will be expected to make significant and
balanced contributions to both teaching and research, including the
development of a nationally-respected and externally funded research

Please upload your application at the University's recruiting website
(, using the Search Postings link with Job
Requisition Number #032529 with a curriculum vitae, a statement of
teaching experience and interests, a statement of research interests
and aspirations to; and arrange for at least three letters of
reference to be sent to:

Faculty Search
Department of Computer Science
University of Vermont
33 Colchester Avenue, 351 Votey Building
Burlington, VT 05405

Complete applications received by January 16, 2009 will be fully
considered. For more information about the Department, the College,
and the University please see or email to

The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer and encourages applications from women and members of
minority groups.