Open Rank- Department of Computer Science

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Other Science & Technology, Statistics, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for one full-time, open-rank, tenure-line position beginning August 1, 2022. Members of typically marginalized groups including, but not restricted to Women, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaska Native are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2022 in Computer Science or related fields. Depending on experience and qualification, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring. Candidates can apply at the assistant, associate or full professor level and we welcome applications from both academic and non-academic organizations.

The Department of Computer Science is a small but exciting department with a growing student population and strong research achievements. At last count, the student population in the department was comprised of 37.2% female, 6.6% black or African American, 7.2% Hispanic or Latino and 4.7% multiracial students. American University has identified Computer Science as one of its targets for growth. Computer Science also falls within several areas of strategic focus identified by the university president in her strategic plan, including Data Science. Along with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Department of Physics, the Game Lab, and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Incubator, the Department of Computer Science is located in the new Don Myers Technology & Innovation Building. Computer Science currently offers an undergraduate and a Master’s program with four different tracks (Applied, Data Science, Game, and Cybersecurity). A combined Ph.D. program with the Mathematics and Statistics Department is being developed. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the Department of Computer Science at .

We are looking for candidates who are excited at the prospect of joining a growing department where they will be able to make their mark and join a friendly, collegial and highly accomplished team. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of high-quality scholarship. For candidates applying at the associate or full professor level, a record of external funding is also expected. The committee will consider candidates engaged in research in any area of Data Analysis with an emphasis on Natural Language Processing, Graph Analysis, and general research in Deep Learning. This includes researchers working on Fairness and Bias in Machine Learning and Machine Learning for Social Good. Excellent candidates in other research areas, especially with domains of applications compatible with those outlined in the strategic plan (e.g., Environmental Science and Health Sciences) will also be considered as we welcome researchers who cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school, and university service activities. Attention to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in all activities within the academic environment are expected.

Salary and benefits are competitive. An overview of the benefits offered by American University can be found at .

Review of applications will begin on November 15. Please submit applications via Interfolio : [….] . Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of three references, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), a diversity statement, and copies of recent published papers or working papers. Please contact Department Chair Nathalie Japkowicz at if you have any questions.

American University is a private institution located in the nation’s capital and within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts. For more information about American University, visit .

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