Assistant Professor – Computer Science

first_imgThe department’s faculty members are expected to teach,supervise, and advise students in both the undergraduate andgraduate programs, and to establish a successful research programrelated to his/her field of interest.Candidate will participate in shared governance, usually indepartment, college, and university committees and other serviceassignments.Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experienceunderstanding the needs of a student population of great diversity– in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language andacademic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies, and advisement. letter of interestcurriculum vitaestatement of teaching interests/philosophyresearch plansdiversity statementthree references with contact information Department SummaryThe Department of Computer Science offers BS and MS in ComputerScience. We also offer MS in Data Science (jointly with Dept. ofMath/Stat), MS in Bioinformatics, and BS in Software Engineering(jointly with Dept. of Computer Engineering). http://www.sjsu.edu/cs/Required QualificationsThe Department of Computer Science at San José State Universityinvites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-trackposition. We are a team of dedicated teacher-scholars recognizedfor our commitment to excellent teaching, to engaging students inresearch projects, and to promoting diversity, equity, andinclusion in Computer Science and in STEM disciplines morebroadly.Applicants must have earned their Ph.D. in Computer Science or aclosely related field and have demonstrated excellence in teachingand scholarship.We highly value experience with and commitment to service insupport of diversity, equity, and inclusion in Computer Scienceand/or STEM in general. Therefore, we strongly encourageapplications from candidates who have a record of such activities,whether or not this service was formally required by previouspositions.Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity tothe educational goals of a multicultural population as might havebeen gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and othercomparable experience.Preferred QualificationsPreference will be given to candidates with teaching, research,and/or industry experience in the following areas: DataVisualization, Computer Science Education, Data Science, MachineLearning, Artificial Intelligence, and related areas.Responsibilities Compensation – Commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See Benefits Summary for details.Starting Date- August 2021Eligibility – Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: For full consideration apply by November 30, 2020, thoughapplications will be considered until position is filled.Inquires may be directed to: Melody Moh, Professor and ChairMelody.Moh “AT” SJSU.EDU Subject: RecruitmentThe UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: October 19, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific DaylightTimeApplications close:last_img read more

Barley helped ancient Tibetans climb to 3400 meters

first_img Email The researchers think the plateau dwellers got their hands on some barley seeds. Compared with millet, barley is especially tolerant of cold and frost, making it ideal for high-elevation farming in Tibet, as Washington State University archaeologist Jade d’Alpoim Guedes pointed out in previous studies. And at right around 3600 years ago, barley starts showing up all over the Tibetan Plateau, sometimes accompanied by similarly cold-tolerant wheat. At lower elevations, plateau dwellers simply incorporated a bit of barley into their millet-heavy diet, but the high-altitude farmers appear to have abandoned millet altogether and relied almost completely on the new, hardier grain, the team reports online today in Science.“Barley agriculture could provide people [with] sustained food supplies even during winter,” the three lead authors write in a joint e-mail. “Barley and wheat were first domesticated in [the Fertile Crescent] in West Asia around 10,500 years ago, where the environment is quite different from that in the Tibetan Plateau.” The fact that they thrived in the new, more extreme environment was “a lucky accident.” It’s unclear how and when barley moved from the Fertile Crescent to East Asia.“It’s a fascinating example of a cultural strategy to tackle a challenging place,” says Kurt Rademaker, an archaeologist at the University of Tübingen in Germany who studies high-elevation settlements in the Andes. Interestingly, the expansion of farming to 3400-plus meters happened just as the climate in Tibet was getting colder—not optimal conditions for settling already chilly higher altitudes. But the barley seems to have made it so that “the climate was no longer a barrier,” Rademaker notes.Still, agriculture may not have been required for year-round, permanent settlement of the Tibetan Plateau, says Mark Aldenderfer, an archaeologist at the University of California, Merced, who has excavated there for many years. “I think that the 3600-year-ago pulse [of human migration and settlement] is probably one of the very late migrations of people or ideas onto the plateau.” In fact, genetic studies suggest that Tibetans began to exhibit biological adaptions that helped them cope with high-altitude living at least 10,000 years ago, he notes.But other genetic data suggests that at least one high-elevation gene appeared in Tibetans only between 2750 and 5500 years ago—more in line with the appearance of high-elevation agriculture on the plateau. “With disparate time estimates coming from the genetic studies, we need archaeological data to fix the chronology for when people are present in different places,” Rademaker says. High-elevation sites tend to be particularly difficult to study, so more information about them is “always valuable.” Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Life above 3000 meters is tough. Not only can the thin air cause gasping and fatigue, but it can also swell brains and fill lungs with fluid, sometimes fatally. Yet people have been living at high altitudes for thousands of years in places like the Andes and the Tibetan Plateau. Now, a group of researchers believes it has identified a key tool that allowed Tibetans to settle at higher and higher elevations: barley.The Tibetan Plateau, which encompasses the Himalaya Mountains and stretches across 2.5 million square kilometers, seems like a place that would have resisted human settlement. Yet archaeologists know that nomadic hunter-gatherers likely lived there seasonally and possibly year-round by at least 10,000 years ago. How and when agriculture—and the more settled lifestyle it requires—made its way to the higher reaches of the region remained mysterious. To begin to answer the question, a team of Chinese, American, and British researchers reviewed data from past excavations, some of which were conducted as far back as the 1970s. From 53 sites at various elevations and time periods, they managed to collect 63 samples of charred grains suitable for radiocarbon dating.The new dates yielded an interesting pattern. Before 3600 years ago, farming appears to have been limited to 2500 meters and below. Far and away, the most abundant grain at these sites was millet, which had long been planted across northern China. Then, about 3600 years ago, farmers started climbing higher and higher up on the plateau, reaching as far as 3400 meters above sea level. So what changed?center_img Click to view the privacy policy. 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