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Professor (All Ranks) Biodesign, Computing and Augmented Intelligence, Complex Adaptive Systems

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Computer Sciences & Technology, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position to be housed in the Biodesign Center for Biocomputation, Security and Society (CBSS) and in one of the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence (SCAI) or the School of Complex Adaptive Systems (SCAS). We are particularly interested in tenure-track applicants but will consider exceptionally strong tenured candidates.  The position is joint between CBSS and one of SCAI or SCAS, depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate. CBSS focuses on projects that require tight integration of biological principles and computational abstractions, emphasizing defenses against malicious behavior in natural and artificial complex systems. Areas of interest include adaptive systems, bio-inspired Augmented Intelligence (AI) and algorithms, evolutionary computation, computational modeling (especially immunology and evolution), cybersecurity, and decision-making in complex systems. Originality, fit with the Center, strong interdisciplinarity, and the potential impact of the candidate are higher priorities than specific research area. 

We seek applicants who will contribute to our programs and expand collaborations between the Biodesign Institute, SCAI, and SCAS.  Located in Tempe with easy access to the outdoors and urban amenities, ASU's vibrant and innovative approaches to research and teaching are charting new paths in education and research in the public interest. Faculty members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, adopt innovative educational practices in graduate and undergraduate education, develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and undertake service activities within the university, in the professional community and at a national level.

Appointments are expected to begin August 2023.  The tenure home may be in either the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence or the School of Complex Adaptive Systems, depending on the qualifications and expertise of the successful candidate. Teaching responsibilities will be to the School to which the candidate is appointed, and the research program will be closely tied to Biodesign CBSS.  Applications should clearly address the candidate’s teaching qualifications and experience relevant to one of the two schools. 

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in computer science, complex systems, biological sciences, or a closely related field by the time of appointment Evidence of excellence in research, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank; and Evidence of excellence in teaching, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank

Desired qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching History of extramural funding Record of significant publications

Application deadline is December 1, 2022.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.  To apply, visit and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position.  Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement describing research interests (two pages maximum) Statement describing teaching interests and philosophy (two pages maximum) Statement describing commitment and approaches to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging* Contact information for four references

*The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” ASU is dedicated to continuous innovation, student success, faculty excellence, and cultivation of an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive and promotes belonging. The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter. 

For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Stephanie Forrest ( 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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