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Job No. 143217

  • Job Title:
  • Open Rank Faculty Position in Information Technology Innovation (NCITE)
  • Employer:
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Location:
  • Omaha , NE
  • Posting Date:
  • 11-Sep-2020
  • Description:
  • Essential Functions
    The School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, in the College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T), with the support of the National Counterterrorism, Innovation, Technology, and Education (NCITE) Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) seeks faculty candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in Information Technology Innovation (ITIN). The anticipated start date is August 2021. At the time of hire, candidates should have earned a doctorate in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field. Successful applicants will have a desire to teach forward-thinking courses in an innovative, interdisciplinary college focused on serving a vibrant metropolitan area. Candidates specializing in research on Innovation, Design Thinking, Creativity, Product Development and Design, Human-Machine Interaction, Collaboration Technologies, or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply.

    This position is part of a cluster-hire initiative for our newly designated National Counterterrorism, Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE) Center.

    The successful candidate must be capable of developing and maintaining a world-class, extramurally funded research program and productive collaborations with government and industry partners through the NCITE Center. Other duties include teaching forward-thinking graduate and undergraduate IT Innovation courses in the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, mentoring graduate students that are focused on innovating in the Homeland Security Enterprise, and providing departmental, university, and professional service. For those applying for the rank of Associate, there must be a track record of extramural funding and scholarly articles in their relevant disciplines that can contribute to the mission of NCITE. For those applying for the rank of Assistant, evidence of potential for developing a robust research program in NCITE mission areas should be demonstrated.

    Review of the applications will begin October 16th, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

    UNO is committed to diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, height, weight, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

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    Required Qualifications
    Individuals should submit their application at the level suited to their career level. Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.
    • Assistant: Current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent postdoc; current assistant professor (including those who are “senior” assistant professors near tenure).
    • Associate or Full: Current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor (i.e., at a government organization).

    Document Requirements:
    1. Cover Letter
    2. CV
    3. Statement of Research – Up to two paragraphs describing a research proposal you would submit to NCITE in your first year. This statement should describe the Homeland Security problem you would solve, potential method you would use, and likely DHS components your project would support. Some candidates may also have research that supports the NSRI toward Department of Defense extramural funding. If this is the case, please also include a statement of how work may serve a DoD audience as well.
    4. Statement of Teaching and Service – Statement of teaching and service (including prior teaching experience, teaching philosophy, future teaching interests, prior and proposed academic, professional and/or community service, and diversity and inclusion statement)
    5. References – Provide a list of 3 references that may be contacted; please note – we will only do these for finalists; all finalists will be notified before we contact references.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly sits; may stand, walk. See, hear, speak and use of hands.

    Work Environment
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly works indoors. Noise level is low to moderate.
  •  Contact information:
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Omaha, NE 68182
  • United States
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