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Assistant Professor-AI and Computing, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 2, 2023

Assistant Professor, AI and Computing

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor, AI and Computing, with the anticipated starting date of August 1, 2024.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers degrees at the BS, MS, and PhD levels as follows:

· BS degree in Computer Science with concentrations in Software Systems, Data Science, STEM Education, and Cyber Security

· BS degree in Computer Engineering

· MS degree in Computer Science with concentrations in Computer Science, Data Science, and Cyber Security

· PhD in Computational Science, Computer Science concentration

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and conduct research in their areas of specialization.


A successful candidate will possess the following requirements:

· PhD degree in Computer Science or a closely related field. Individuals who are “all but dissertation” (ABD) will be considered; however, the degree must be awarded at the end of the first year of employment.

· Proven teaching and research experience in Computer Science or a closely related field.

· Ability to teach introductory/advanced courses in Computer Science or a closely related field.

· Ability and experience to actively seek external research funding and publish scholarly work in peer-reviewed journals and/or conferences appropriate to the field.

· Willingness to engage in assisting the UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s Strategic Plan and the college’s strategic plan.

· Excellent written and oral communications skills.

Application Procedures:

Applicants should submit the following materials using UTC’s online application system to be considered for the position:

· Cover letter/letter of interest

· CV, including up-to-date personal contact information (e-mail, phone, etc.)

· Unofficial transcripts

· Teaching statement

· Research statement

· Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and e-mail addresses for three (3) references who will be requested to write confidential letters of recommendation, once a candidate becomes a finalist.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to those qualified candidates who apply by January 15, 2024.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site. On the website, use the keyword section on top of the page and enter ‘Assistant,’ to easily locate and use the ‘Apply’ tap to submit the application materials.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second-largest campus in the University of Tennessee System and serves a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has established a reputation for excellence built on a unique blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. Today, UTC brings a passion for excellence in all pursuits and is dedicated to making a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

At UTC, we welcome and cultivate diverse perspectives and populations—whether shaped by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, intellectual diversity, political beliefs and other life experiences and ideologies—and embrace equity and inclusion.

UTC is a university distinguished by respect for the dignity, uniqueness, and value of every individual. We foster a campus community that is welcoming and inclusive of all. We value diversity in our workplace and learning environments, benefiting from the varied backgrounds and abilities of our campus community. The diversity of our voices and experiences is vital to our pursuit of excellence and fulfillment of our mission.

UTC is in the heart of Tennessee’s fourth-largest city, located in the southeastern part of the state near the border with Georgia and at the junction of four interstate highways. Conveniently situated within just a two-hour drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville and Birmingham, Chattanooga offers the opportunity to live and learn in an exciting and enchanting environment. Dubbed as the ‘Scenic City,’ and endowed with incredible vistas and popular area attractions, the city has been recognized nationally for its downtown renaissance and a revitalized riverfront that has become the blueprint for other cities to emulate. Chattanooga achieved the first gig internet capacity in the country, and today has the nation’s fastest internet service with a 100% fiber network that links every residence and business in a 600-square mile area.

The city is home to companies such as Unum, McKee Foods, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United, and Amazon, and a number of tech startups attracted to its blazing fast internet and low cost-of-living. Thousands of visitors are drawn yearly to the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center—Chattanooga African American Museum, Creative Discovery Museum for Children, Riverbend Festival, and the weekly Nightfall Summer Concert Series held in the heart of downtown. Chattanooga also has a long and rich history interwoven with the Civil Rights movement and Native American heritage. The Trail of Tears National Historic Route runs through the city and is on the traditional territory of Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East).

Whether it’s Chattanooga’s ideal geographical location with comfortable temperatures year-round to suit an active lifestyle, its cultural and culinary diversity, reasonable cost of living, world-class healthcare facilities, reputable educational institutions like UTC, or countless other reasons, it’s no wonder more and more people are choosing to make Chattanooga their home.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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