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Assistant Professor in Applied Computing

New College - Arizona State University
ASU’s West Campus
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 28, 2022
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The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Assistant Professor, Tenure Track faculty position in Applied Computing with primary research areas in cybersecurity or database systems. This position will begin in August 2023. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded program of research in Computer Science; to deliver quality undergraduate instruction in Applied Computing; and to contribute service to the school, college, university and the profession. Faculty can participate in university-wide graduate programs.

The successful candidate of this search will be joined by several additional faculty members who will be recruited through national searches to expand and deepen program offerings and research endeavors in support of advancing the rigor of the underlying science and expanding the boundaries of interdisciplinary education and research. Faculty in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences have the opportunity to work in a unit that values innovative research and undergraduate education equally while being housed in an R1 university. This has created the opportunity for our diverse student population to obtain individual faculty mentorship on the West Campus of ASU, which provides a close-knit residential campus setting.

About the School:

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (( at Arizona State University, is an interdisciplinary mathematical and natural sciences unit that encompasses computing, statistics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, forensics, and physics; it prides itself in interdisciplinary collaborations among these research areas. The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences embraces the ideal of a fully inclusive and welcoming STEM community and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts and supports the success of students of all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. The School is committed to recruiting and retaining students and faculty from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences.

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

More information about ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can be found at: ASU has a strong commitment to a racially diverse faculty; one that is reflective of the contemporary United States.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

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.

New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.

Essential Functions of the Position:

The individual filling this position is expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded program of research in Computer Science with emphasis in cybersecurity or database systems; to deliver quality instruction in Applied Computing; and to contribute service to the school, college, university and the profession.

The successful candidate must be prepared to advance the ASU Charter while embedded in the truly interdisciplinary and innovative environment of ASU New College and the West Valley.  Additionally, all successful candidates are expected to advance:

  • high-quality interdisciplinary research among a rapidly growing community of tenured and tenure-track faculty;
  • impactful education through undergraduate research and innovative programmatic development, and cultural-responsive teaching and mentoring practices;
  • equitable inclusion across all aspects of the school’s operations;
  • collegiality; we value a highly collaborative community and culture that prioritizes mutual respect, support, and collective success of our faculty staff, and students.  All employees are expected to contribute to a positive and healthy work environment and role model professional behavior for our students.



Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field, by time of appointment.

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Evidence of potential to enhance and span the current expertise in cybersecurity, database systems, networking, or other areas of research in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences;
  • Evidence of computer science expertise to teach core undergraduate computer science courses in the Applied Computing program and advanced cybersecurity, database systems, or networking courses;
  • Evidence of applying research expertise in big data, machine learning, or data science;
  • Evidence of successful college/university teaching and course development experience;
  • Interest in establishing interdisciplinary research programs;
  • Practice guiding undergraduates in research and student mentorship;
  • Established collaborations with industry partners;
  • Externally funded program of research;
  • Evidence of an on-going research program in cybersecurity or database systems and a record of publication and commitment to securing external grant funding consistent with candidate's experience;
  • Commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population;
  • Demonstrated record of working successfully with a diverse student population; including first-generation college students.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline: 

The initial application deadline is December 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.  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 search is completed. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. 

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to

Applications must contain:

  • Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications;
  • Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address;
  • Research Statement;
  • One page statement of teaching philosophy (describing courses you could teach and your previous teaching experiences); 
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts;
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number);
  • An equity statement with specific examples and indications of impact that describes how your teaching interests and experiences have intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

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 receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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