Assistant/Associate Professor of Polytechnic - Artificial Intelligence

University of Oklahoma

OU Polytechnic Institute in Tu, OKlahoma

ID: 7240766 (Ref.No. if137681)
Posted: April 30, 2024

Job Description

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is embarking on a transformational endeavor to grow the newly established OU Polytechnic Institute (OUPI). The aims are to further strengthen the educational landscape of the state, provide students with a unique educational experience that will enable them to be successful throughout their careers and respond to industry's need for a  well educated, highly skilled and adaptable workforce to meet current and future needs.  The Institute will be in Tulsa at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center campus. Enrollment for the inaugural class began in August 2023 and classes will start in August 2024. This position is expected to be a 9-month appointment with the option for up to three additional months of support.


OUPI seeks applicants for a full-time tenure track/tenured Assistant or Associate Professor position with emphasis in artificial intelligence, advanced computing, or related fields. Prospective applicants should be passionate about teaching and mentoring students, conducting research and will be instrumental in designing and implementing new degree programs. The OUPI will offer bachelor’s completion (junior and senior level classes only) and graduate degree programs focused on innovation and advanced technology to meet growing workforce demands in areas including the following: Cybersecurity, Software Development and Integration, Artificial Intelligence, Health Information Systems, and Digital Manufacturing. Threading through these areas are competencies in data science.  The targeted start date is August 2024.


The successful candidates will provide leadership in curriculum innovation; be outstanding and effective communicators who enjoy and contribute to a shared camaraderie with faculty, staff, and students; develop or expand a vigorous research program; and show empathy in student interactions.


The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: the main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. The University of Oklahoma enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members. OU-Tulsa, a branch campus, is located on a beautiful campus crowned by the Schusterman Center and includes new state-of-the-art classrooms and research facilities. Tulsa was recently voted as one of the top 10 places to live by Relocate America and is an economically sound and inviting community located in the Green Country of Northeastern Oklahoma. A burgeoning art scene, including four art museums, and a revitalized downtown area add to the sense of activity and culture that are available in Tulsa. Visit and for more information.


Candidates must have demonstrated potential or the requisite record of professional experience, research, scholarship, teaching and mentoring to hold the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence or an advanced computing related field. Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree in a computing-related field by the date the position starts and teaching experience at the college level in artificial intelligence, advanced computing, or a closely related field. Experience with computing student education through teaching and student mentoring is required. Evidence of scholarship in computing and/or engineering education is encouraged.


Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter describing how their background and career goals will support the success of OUPI and its students, a curriculum vitae, and complete contact information (including full mailing, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) of three people willing to write letters of recommendation to  The cover letter may address examples of the candidate's approach to scholarship, research, and teaching. Additional materials may be requested later. Documents should be uploaded to Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be sent to the search committee chair at [email protected].