Senior Faculty Position - Full Professor

Binghamton, New York
Feb 05, 2020
Mar 06, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

SUNY Empire Innovation Professor (Full Professor) - Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science - Binghamton University – State University of New York (SUNY)

 The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University invites applications for a senior faculty position at the full professor level, with a possible start date of Fall 2020. We invite prominent leaders in the interdisciplinary fields of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data science that are integrated into the healthcare applications. This position was made possible by the SUNY Empire Innovation Program, and will be the first of the three cluster hires in “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Healthcare Systems” over the next two years. All three faculty will have the title, “SUNY Empire Innovation Professor.”

The successful candidate will be expected to present a clear vision for leading the University’s existing research and industrial collaborations, which encompass computer vision and imaging, cybersecurity, nursing, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, data science, computer science, systems science, statistical learning, network science, mathematical programming, informatics and real-time system control, and health systems engineering.  This candidate will also lead the subsequent search for two senior faculty positions (at the associate professor level) during the 2020-2021 academic year.  These hires will have a direct role in the growth of the University’s education programs related to artificial intelligence. 

Although the area of specialization within the AI/ML/healthcare fields is open, we are particularly interested in a candidate who can conduct and lead research in the fundamental AI/ML core research and healthcare applications. Other key areas of interest include affective computing, emotional AI, trustworthy AI, computer vision, natural language processing, imaging and perception, cognitive and robotic science, computational learning theory, large-scale and hyper-parameter optimization, statistical machine learning, complex systems, advanced network science, process mining, data mining, precision and personalized medicine, disease & behavior intervention modeling, delivery optimization, medical knowledge extraction and representation, bioprocess modeling and integration, tissue biofabrication, and robotic engineering of bioprocesses.

Binghamton University currently enrolls over 18,000 students and the engineering school has over 3,250 students across five departments (Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Systems Science and Industrial Engineering) and two programs (Materials Science and Engineering, Engineering Design Division).  The engineering school maintains a close collaboration with other colleges (Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences) to support the development of research and scholarship. We are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have a doctorate in an engineering discipline or a closely related field, and must have developed an outstanding research program, including a strong record of securing external funding and establishing leadership. In addition, candidates must have a strong record of scholarship as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and citations, and be an effective instructor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Binghamton University has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. The institution is known as a premier research university with a range of master’s and doctoral programs in the liberal arts, sciences, engineering, nursing, and other professional programs. Binghamton is categorized as a highest research activity (R1) institution in the Carnegie Classification system.  Binghamton is one of  four SUNY university centers, which currently generates over $48M in research expenditures annually. The National Academies, Fulbright, Ford, and Guggenheim have recognized the scholarship of the campus’ faculty, and the University manages grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Education, Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, New York State, and industry partners. 

As the university is growing in its creative and scholarly work, the faculty have guided the creation of six Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAE) ( Among them, two TAEs (Health Sciences and Data Science) will support the research efforts dedicated to AI, ML, and health sciences. Binghamton University is also expanding its commitment to state and national industry partners through industrially based research that benefits from AI tools and applications (for examples, see;;

Binghamton University’s new Health Sciences Campus in Johnson City includes the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences.  By cultivating associations with the hospitals and increasing research investments, the University aims to become a leader in medical and pharmaceutical research.  Towards that end, Binghamton University is also establishing a new Brain and Body Imaging Center, in partnership with United Health Services that will enable new research collaborations utilizing fMRI imaging.

To apply: Applicants must provide current curriculum vitae and a statement of leadership experience, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and vision for the research in AI, ML, and healthcare systems. Please submit contact information for three references; when applicants are selected for further consideration or interview, referees will be notified to upload their letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment has been made.  The State University of New York and Binghamton University are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at:

Contact Info: Please contact the search committee chair, Prof. Junghyun Cho, at, for any questions about or nominations for the position.


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