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Assistant Professor and Assistant/Associate Professor in Computer Science

New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Glendale, Arizona
to commensurate with experience
Start date
Dec 1, 2023

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences in the College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for two full-time, benefit-eligible tenure-track/tenured faculty positions (one Assistant Professor and one Assistant/Associate Professor) in Computer Science with primary research areas in cybersecurity or database systems. This position will begin in August 2024. Successful candidates are expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded program of research in Computer Science; to deliver quality undergraduate instruction in Computer Science; and to contribute service to the school, college, university and the profession. Faculty can participate in university-wide graduate programs.

Successful candidates 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 Valley Campus of ASU, which provides a close-knit residential campus setting. 

About the School:

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, is an interdisciplinary mathematical and natural sciences unit that encompasses computing, statistics, applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, 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 seeks 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. To learn more about MNS, please visit our page,  

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 applications 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.

All we do at ASU is guided and inspired by the University Charter, which reads:

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.

Successful candidates will demonstrate throughout their materials how their teaching, research, and service will contribute to the fulfillment of this charter.

Essential Functions of the Position:

The individuals filling this position are 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 computer science; and to contribute service to the school, college, university and the profession.
  • Advance impactful education through undergraduate research and innovative programmatic development, and cultural-responsive teaching and mentoring practices.
  • Advance equitable inclusion across all aspects of the school’s operations.
  • Advance 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. Teach courses in relevant areas.


Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or terminal degree in Computer Science or a related field at time of hire.

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students, non-traditional, low-income college students, and those from under-represented minorities.
  • Evidence of an on-going (Associate rank) or emerging (Assistant rank) research program in cybersecurity or database systems and a record of publication and commitment to securing external grant funding consistent with the candidate's experience.
  • Evidence of successful college/university teaching and/or course development experience commensurate with the candidate's experience.
  • Demonstrated experience (Associate rank) or interest (Assistant rank) in mentoring students in research in relevant areas.
  • Interest in establishing interdisciplinary research programs through collaborative efforts.
  • Established collaborations with industry partners and/or previous industry experience.
  • Demonstrated contribution of service to profession and university, commensurate with the candidate’s current rank.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline: 

The initial application deadline is January 15, 2024, 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 position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. For assistance with your application, or for position-related questions, contact

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. All required materials must be submitted at time of initial application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Please submit all application materials to

Applications must contain:

  • Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications and how your experience will complement existing expertise in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences and demonstrate the University Charter
  • Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
  • Research Statement
  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness – e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc.
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number), one reference must be from your current or most recent employer 

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 the 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. (See and

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