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Professor of Practice

The University of South Florida invites applications for Professor of Practice                          Computer Science and Engineering

Applications are invited for multiple Professor of Practice positions in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering starting January or August 2023. These are non-tenured, part-time positions, with renewable multi-year terms. The candidates are expected to participate in teaching or student mentoring or departmental service or research. The department has needs in teaching courses in introductory and advanced topics with an emphasis on modern Cyber/IT industry tools and techniques, designing and delivering hands-on courses with a focus on enabling students to earn industry certifications (including CompTIA Security+, CySA+, and PenTest+), coaching and guiding cybersecurity student teams for success at national-level contests, and preparing and teaching courses in emerging topics such as quantum computing and blockchain. Each candidate is expected to address one or more of these needs and/or in any novel and innovative capacity furthering the teaching, service, and research missions of the department. All candidates are also expected to participate in curriculum design and accreditation efforts, and may also supervise undergraduate students in projects, research, and industry internships. We expect successful candidates to contribute to our diversity and inclusion efforts. Preference will be given to candidates with significant industry experience. Candidates must have completed a PhD in computer science or a related discipline or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience.

Computer Science and Engineering has 28 tenure-track/tenured faculty members, 12 instructional faculty members, 3 visiting assistant professors, and 6 staff members/advisors, and offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees, serving over 2200 undergraduates, about 120 masters, and about 100 PhD students. USF CSE has a strong working relationship with CyberFlorida. CSE ranks include twelve NSF CAREER awardees, one National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow, three IEEE Fellows, three IAPR Fellows, three AAAS Fellows, and three AIMBE Fellows. USF CSE is in the top 10% of Computer Science departments in US public universities. This ranking is according to most recent Academic Analytics data based on Scholarly Research Index AAD2019 using default weights for grants, articles, conferences, awards, and citations. The Computer Engineering graduate program was ranked #52 among US public universities by US News and World Report (2021). USF CSE faculty members have 38 issued patents, own 6 copyrights, and have executed 13 license/option agreements between FY2016-FY2020.

Established in 1964 and currently led by Dean Robert H. Bishop, the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida is ranked #58 among public institutions (#92 overall) by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 engineering graduate school rankings. The college serves more than 6,000 students, offering eleven bachelor’s programs, seven ABET-accredited, as well as 12 master’s and eight doctoral degrees. The College is actively engaged in local and global research activities with $40 million in research expenditures for the fiscal year 2021-2022. The College has 12 major research centers and institutes and is actively engaged in local and global research activities focused on sustainability, biomedical engineering, computing technology and transportation.

The University of South Florida, a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success, generates an annual economic impact of more than $6 billion. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at www.usf.edu.

An application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement describing teaching experience and goals, and the names and contact information of at least three references (one of which must be the current immediate supervisor of the applicant). Applicants must electronically submit the application packet as one PDF file to: https://www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/careers. For consideration, please apply to Job ID #31226. Applications will be considered starting immediately.

The University of South Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Dual career couples with questions about opportunities are encouraged to contact the Department chair. To request disability accommodations in the application and interview process, please notify Khoa Dinh, the EOL Coordinator at (813) 974-9272 at least five working days in advance.