IT University Innopolis, the first Russian university dedicated to information
technology, is seeking three highly qualified faculty members for the Department
of Computer Science. Recruited faculty will deliver the undergraduate programs
to high quality Russian students, who have strong math and science preparation
and will have responsibility for building and leading research group. The
initial appointment will be a 5-year contact renewable every 2 years on a
rolling basis with expectation for tenure. Senior faculty are invited to spend a
sabbatical leave at Innopolis, on negotiable conditions.
University Innopolis was established in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon
University, USA , the world’s leading university in the field of the Computer
Science field. The curricula for four undergraduate programs are being developed
by CMU, and recruited Innopolis University Faculty members will work with CMU
faculty members to develop the courses. Recruited faculty members will spend
several months at CMU in Pittsburgh in an intensive training and interactive
Applicants for all ranks specializing in computer science and information
security systems are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have
academic qualifications at doctoral level from an internationally-recognized
educational and research institution, excellent English communication skills
(all instruction at IU is in English), and a proven research track record.
Incoming faculty members are expected to develop strong and internationally
competitive research programs and to teach at the undergraduate level.
Currently, the Department of Computer Science is in its formation stage and
consists of faculty members from diverse research areas that include Theoretical
and Applied Computer Science, OS Architecture and Virtualization, Information
Security Systems, Cloud Computing as well as Mathematical Modeling.
Position responsibilities include teaching two courses per academic year,
curriculum and program development, leading relevant research activities,
general program guidance, advising and mentoring students, committee service and
other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the
Successful candidates will spend the spring semester of 2014 at CMU assisting in
the development of courses in close collaboration with CMU faculty members and
establishing research collaborations. Relocation to Kazan is expected no later
than July 2014 and teaching starts in mid-August.
Tentative BS courses to be delivered in 2014/2015:
- Secure Software Systems
- Distributed Systems
- Computer Networks
- Machine Learning
- Parallel Computer Architecture & Programming
- Data Structure & Algorithms
- Programming Languages
- Discrete Mathematics
Compensation and benefits:
Innopolis University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits
package including paid vacation, housing allowance (based on the rank and family
size), relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), paid health
care coverage and educational allowance for dependent children.
The start-up package will include funding for two PhD students and additional
discretionary funds for research. The University will provide assistance in
search and recruitment of PhD students within Russia and abroad, and with
applications for national and international research grants. Assistant
Professors will benefit from a mentor program involving senior academics from
CMU and Innopolis.
Application Information: Please submit the full application package, consisting
of cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, all applicants need to obtain three
confidential reference letters by asking their referees to send these letters
directly to the same email address. Additional information about our university
can be found on our website: http://www.university.innopolis.ru
For more information about the position, please contact the Dean for
Undergraduate Programs Dr.Tanya Stanko: Tanya (dot) stanko (at) innopolis (dot)
Innopolis University campus is located in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, in
the new and ultra-modern part of the city in the heartland of Russia.
Russian and Tatar are the main spoken languages in this culturally diverse
place. Tatarstan is rapidly moving toward a post-industrial economy through
high-tech development and advancements in education.
In Kazan the incoming faculty will experience a unique mixture of western and
traditional lifestyles similar to any mid-size North American or European
cosmopolitan city, including a rich and vibrant atmosphere with easy access to
excellent restaurants, theaters, concert halls, museums, professional and
amateur sports, recreation and much more.