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Assistant Professor of Practice, Discrete and Applied Math

University of Arizona College of Applied Science and Technology

Last Updated: 4/04/21

Job Description

The University of Arizona’s College of Applied Science & Technology (CAST) is a designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) and a designated Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC-CAE). CAST is seeking an Assistant Professor who will teach undergraduate courses within our Bachelor of Applied Science, Cyber Operations, and Intelligence & Information Operations degree programs. The preferred candidate will have knowledge of discrete mathematics, algorithms, data structures, and how they are implemented through the fundamentals of basic programming. Ability to determine the complexity of the algorithm and identify cases in which the algorithm would/would not provide a reasonable approach for solving a specific problem. Ability to explain how variability affects outcomes; how to identify anomalous events; and how to identify the meaning of anomalous events. Ability to explain and demonstrate how automata are used to describe computing machines and computation; and the concept that some things are computable, and some are not. Ability to explain and demonstrate problems involving statistical and date terminology, the design of an experiment, and the knowledge of probability and the standard statistical distributions. Knowledge, understanding, and ability to teach problem-solving using hypothesis testing concerning population parameters and techniques (one-sample t-test, two-sample t-test, chi-square, regression, and One-way ANOVA). Knowledge and ability to teach and demonstrate various statistical analyses using computer software. CAST is seeking candidates who can demonstrate outstanding teaching and course development consistent with the college's purpose, vision, and values. This position will contribute to building a strong team of culturally diverse faculty and staff who are committed to preparing traditional, post-traditional, and transfer students for success in a 21st-century workforce.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cyber Operations, Cybersecurity, or a closely related field.
  • Specific and demonstrable experience in the following areas:
    o Discrete mathematics
    o Algorithms analysis
    o Finite automaton
    o Complexity theory
    o Regular expressions
    o Computability
    o Entropy
    o Developing & analyzing searching and sorting algorithms
    o Probabilities
    o Apportionment and scheduling to the applied sciences
    o Statistical Analysis
    o Data Analysis
    o Hypothesis test

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values students, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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The University of Arizona's College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) operates as a Branch Campus and is located in Sierra Vista, Arizona. The College of Applied Science & Technology is a National Security Agency (NSA) designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) and an Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) designated Intelligence Community Cent...