College/Division: College of Engineering and Computing
Department: CEC Computer Science and Engineering
Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Advertised Job Summary:
The Artificial Intelligence Institute (AIISC, http://aiisc.ai), the SC Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Consortium (USCAND, http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/scand/) of University of South Carolina invite applications for an open-rank tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the intersection of Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Both USCAND and AIISC resulted from the UofSC's university-wide excellence initiative in 2019. AIISC seeks to establish UofSC as the leader in the Southeast United States in AI through impact-driven core AI and interdisciplinary AI research. AIISC has translational research projects with almost all colleges of UofSC. USCAND seeks to expand existing expertise in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders to accelerate interdisciplinary efforts in basic, clinical, and intervention research and education in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Successful candidates will conduct their research at the intersection of USCAND and AIISC, and will have a research office in AIISC's exceptional new space (10,000 sq ft that will further grow to 20,000 sq ft). The position may have a joint appointment in either (a) the Department of Computer Science and Engineering or another department in the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) or (b) the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science. We are also open to considering other joint or primary appointment arrangements that would be optimal for the candidate's research program. All relevant departments have highly successful funded research and strong academic programs. Many faculty engage in interdisciplinary research, which is encouraged. A successful for a position as a tenured professor will have a vibrant established research program with a history of funding, evidence of successful teaching, leadership experience, and real-world impact. A successful industry candidate will have an established record of research, and a demonstrated ability to be an effective ability to be an effective teacher and mentor.
Some research areas we are excited about include (but are not limited to): ●Data-driven dynamic models of large-scale neural or behavioral data. ●Neural computations underlying naturalistic behavior. ●Neural-inspired sparse sensing and control for biological and engineered systems. ●AI, big data, and/or cyber-physical systems with relevance to neurocognition, brain-inspired computing, cognitive and perceptual computing, and/or neuroscience applications.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Applicants at the Assistant Professor rank must have a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computer science/engineering, psychology or a closely related field at the intersection AI and cognitive science by the beginning date of employment (ABDs considered) and have a demonstrated superior record of research accomplishments. Applicants at the Associate Professor rank must have in an additional 6 years of relevant experience; and applicants at the Full Professor rank must have at least 9 years of relevant experience.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 89770
About The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.