Faculty Position in Computer Science and Engineering at Koç University, Istanbul, Türkiye

Koç University College of Engineering invites applications for Full-time Faculty positions in Computer Science and Engineering starting in Fall 2024. Outstanding applicants with strong theoretical research contributions in all areas of computer science and engineering are invited to apply for the position. The ideal candidates are expected to have a visionary research agenda with an exceptional track record in research and publication, demonstrating a deep commitment to academic excellence and innovation; together with a keen commitment to teaching and learning.

Faculty members are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in addition to maintaining a vigorous research program, collaborating across multiple disciplines, and leveraging the research infrastructure of Koç University such as Koç University Is Bank Artificial Intelligence Research Center (KUIS AI) and Koç University Translational Medicine Research Center (KUTTAM).

Koç University is a private, nonprofit institution located on a state-of-the-art campus in Istanbul, Turkey. The University is supported by the Vehbi Koç Foundation and is committed to the pursuit of excellence in both research and teaching. The medium of instruction is English. Koç University hosts the highest number of European Research Council (ERC) Grant recipients and continues to receive the largest total amount of research funding from Horizon 2020 in the nation. It has a newly established Central Research Infrastructure and one of the largest GPU clusters in Turkey. Having a very strong School of Medicine, Hospital and Health Sciences Campus, Koç University provides an outstanding interdisciplinary research environment for the faculty members in the College of Engineering.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Koç University is very strong and dynamic. Faculty members are among the world leaders in their respective research areas and have come to Koç University with significant experience from the best institutions worldwide. Accomplishments of the faculty have been recognized by many national and international awards, including two ERC grants. The Department attracts significant amount of government and industry funding. Detailed information on the Department and the College of Engineering can be found at eng.ku.edu.tr/en.

We are looking for outstanding individuals who are able to build strong research and teaching programs and who can develop into intellectual leaders. It is also important that the candidates interact closely with colleagues across different disciplines and contribute positively to the successful advancement of the College. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package (e.g., housing support, private insurance, K12 package, research startup support).

Applicants should submit their application online at Academic Jobs Online: CV, a statement of teaching interests, a description of the proposed research program, and the names and addresses of at least three references. The evaluation of applications will commence in mid-January and will continue until the positions are filled. All applications will be considered and treated confidentially.

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Instructor Position in Data Science Programme at Koç University College of Engineering in Istanbul, Türkiye

Koç University College of Engineering seeks multiple candidates, part-time or full-time, to serve as Instructors to teach applied data science courses with Python programming language. The course topics include:
• Data manipulation, analysis and visualization with Numpy/Scipy, Matplotlib/Seaborn and Pandas libraries
• Machine learning, from raw data to results, with Scikit-Learn and at least one of XGBoost, Catboost or LightGBM
• Deep learning fundamentals and applications with Tensor-flow or Pytorch
• Big data concepts such as distributed file systems, various databases and storage systems for big data, the MapReduce algorithm, Spark, containers, Kubernetes, orchestration and stream processing.
The candidates should have a graduate degree, PhD or MS, in an area related to computer science, data science, statistics, mathematics, engineering, with applied experience in programming with Python and at least a subset of aforementioned topics, a preferred teaching experience of 2+ years, and a high motivation for teaching.

Koç University is a private, non-profit institution located on a state-of-the-art campus in Istanbul, Türkiye. The University is supported by the Vehbi Koç Foundation, and is committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. The medium of instruction is English. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a current CV, and a statement of teaching interests online at Academic Jobs Online. Please include the names and email addresses of at least three references in your application. Please note that applications cannot be accepted through email. All applications completed by December 16, 2022 will receive full consideration, but candidates are urged to submit all required materials as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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