Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Computer Science

Texas State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 07, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Information

Position Title Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Computer Science Job Posting Number 202108FAC Job Location San Marcos Department Computer Science Position Description

Applications are invited for a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor position in the Department of Computer Science to start fall 2021 subject to availability of funds. We are seeking a candidate to complement and enhance our research in artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer security and networks, data science, high-performance computing, human-computer interactions, and software engineering. Outstanding candidates in other areas will also be considered. Job duties include conducting research that results in refereed publications and external funding, teaching effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels, supervising student research, and serving at the department, college, university, and professional levels.

The faculty members in the department are very active in research with a view to commercialization and are, or have been, keynote speakers of international conferences, a journal editor-in-chief, an ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest super-regional director, and Distinguished or Senior Members of the Association for Computing Machinery ( ACM ) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ). The faculty has been successful in securing grants from the National Science Foundation ( NSF ), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, Facebook, Google, IBM, NVIDIA and Huawei Technologies with annual research expenditures exceeding $1.5 million. The faculty members have won Facebook, Google, and IBM Faculty awards, NSF CAREER awards, and a PECASE award.

The department offers the following degree programs: B.S. in computer science, B.A. in computer science, M.S. in computer science, M.A. in computer science, M.S. in software engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy in computer science. The B.S. degree program is ABET accredited. The Ph.D. program is the first in Texas to combine the application of computer science practice and theory with entrepreneurial and commercialization skills.

The department is committed to excellence in education and research. With a wide range of courses and research opportunities offered by a talented faculty, the department strives for an exceptional student experience. Three students were IBM Master the Mainframe Contest top winners; several students won NSF Graduate Research Fellowship awards; and one student received the CRA outstanding undergraduate researcher award.

The department enjoys a friendly atmosphere and is housed in a recently renovated building equipped with the latest technology. The campus is located in the Texas Hill Country and is only 45 minutes from Austin and San Antonio, both of which have international airports and are home to some of the largest IT companies. The cost of living is very reasonable, and the climate is good year around.

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Required Qualifications

An earned doctorate in computer science, computer engineering, or closely related field by the start of employment.

To be eligible for hire at the associate professor rank, candidate must meet the requirements for that rank as established by the department. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in research (including potential in obtaining external funding), teaching, and service, as well as have effective oral and written communication.

Applicants in the rank of associate professor should have a sustained record of successful external funding and supervision of student research.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, .

To ensure full consideration, please submit the materials listed below before February 5, 2021. Applications received after February 5, 2021 may be, at the election of the search committee, deemed late and not subject to review.

The application must include:
• cover letter;
• curriculum vitae;
• statement of research interests;
• three examples of recent publications that best reflect your research (uploaded as one PDF file);
• statement of teaching philosophy; and
• three professional references including names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers.

Note that as part of our application process, we are requesting contact information for three references. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Once selected for an on-campus interview, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential online portal.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities.

Proposed Start Date Fall 2021 Open Date Review Date 02/05/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled? Yes Legal Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

Quick Link Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
  4. Examples of Recent Publications
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts (all in one document)
  2. DD 214/DD1300
  3. Veteran's Preference
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Texas Workforce Commission-Work in Texas
    • Colleague, friend, and/or personal referral
    • Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
  2. * Please Specify: (enter 'NA' if not applicable)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please select the rank you are applying for
    • Assistant Professor
    • Associate Professor

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