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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Portland State University
Oregon, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Computer Science at Portland State University invites applications for multiple positions for Assistant Professor in Computer Science. The expected start date for these positions is September 2022, but earlier or later dates can be negotiated. One position will be part of a cluster hire, jointly with the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics & Statistics, on Computational Science for a Sustainable Future.

We are particularly interested in candidates with backgrounds in one or more of the following: in (a) theoretical computer science, including algorithms, quantum computing, or related areas; (b) database systems, data science, or data visualization; and/or (c) computational science, including high performance computing, parallel numerical and discrete algorithms and the applications thereof, and/or machine learning. However, exceptional candidates in other areas will also be considered.

The Department of Computer Science ( currently has 22 tenure-track faculty members, including 5 NSF CAREER Award winners and an ACM Fellow. The department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree, both a thesis and a non-thesis M.S., and a Ph.D. in Computer Science. Current areas of faculty research include: theory, quantum computing, data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, networking and systems, privacy and security, programming languages and formal methods, software engineering, visualization, and computer science education.

Portland State University is a public university located in the heart of one of the most progressive and vibrant cities in the U.S. The University is known nationally for its innovation, community engagement and sustainability initiatives. Its urban setting and its unique relationship to city and regional agencies provides a living laboratory for urban research and industry and government collaboration. The Portland area is home to numerous software and hardware companies that collectively employ more than 40,000 people in high-tech. Industry leaders such as Intel, Google, Amazon, Synopsis, Oracle, Apple, Nvidia, and eBay have significant presence in Portland.

Applicants are expected to hold or be near completion of a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or another relevant field. Non-Ph.D. applicants will be required to have completed the Ph.D. by their start date.
The successful applicant will maintain scholarly and funded research activities; teach undergraduate and graduate classes; advise students; and provide service to the university, professional communities, and to the public.
Please visit for detailed information and instructions on applying.
Applicants must provide:
1. a cover letter addressing how the applicant fits into the areas identified in the position description and how they will contribute to the research portfolio and/or the strategic vision of the department;
2. a curriculum vitae;
3. a statement of teaching philosophy;
4. a statement of research interests;
5. a statement of philosophy and experience related to diversity, inclusion, and equity; and
6. contact information for three professional references.
For inquiries about these positions, please contact Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled.
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