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Assistant/Associate Tenure-Track Faculty
Wayne State University

  • Nov. 1, 2017
  • Assistant/Associate Tenure-Track Faculty
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Wayne State University
    Detroit, MI
    United States
  • Dec. 15, 2017
  • Fall 2018
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Computer Science
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Applications are invited for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant/associate professor level beginning in Fall 2018. While candidates with research expertise in computer systems, software engineering, high-performance computing, cyber security, data science, and computational life sciences (e.g., bio/health/medical informatics) will receive the strongest consideration, outstanding applicants in other areas are encouraged to apply. This search is primarily at the assistant professor level, but candidates with exceptional accomplishments will be considered for senior levels. Faculty candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field and to demonstrate potential for excellence in both research and teaching. Salaries and startup package are highly competitive.

The Department of Computer Science has 21 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, with research strengths in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Computer Systems, Data Mining, Graphics and Visualization, Software Engineering, and Wireless Networking. The research in the department is also highly interdisciplinary with active collaborations with faculty in medicine, engineering, and sciences and with local industry such as the Ford Motor Company and General Motors. The Department has five NSF CAREER recipients and an external funding of around $2.5M annually. The department currently has 75 Ph.D. students, along with 100 Master’s students, and 650 undergraduate majors. Further information about the department can be found at

The Department of Computer Science is in the College of Engineering. The College has an annual research expenditure of about $20M. Information about the College of Engineering can be found at Wayne State University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as RU/VH (Research University, Very High research activity), a distinction held by only 3.5 percent of institutions of higher education in the United States.

Wayne State University, in partnership with the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, has a key role in Michigan’s University Research Corridor initiative ( and is closely involved with TechTown, the area’s business incubator ( Located in the center of the U.S. automotive industry (e.g., within ~20 miles from the research centers of Ford and GM), with the largest single-campus medical school in U.S., and being a leading force in the revitalization of the City of Detroit, Wayne State University serves as an excellent campus for pursuing transformative research, education, and service.

Besides enjoying the beautiful fall scenery as well as winter skiing in Michigan, within a 20-mile radius of Wayne State campus, you will find several Metro Detroit suburbs that are consistently ranked in top 100 in Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, statement of research and teaching, and curriculum vitae with the contact information of three references in a single PDF file. For full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2017.

Apply online at (posting number: 043067). Nominations and inquiries should be directed to
Professor Loren Schwiebert at

  • Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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  • Professor Loren Schwiebert
    Department of Computer Science
    Wayne State University
    Detroit, MI


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