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Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Florida Atlantic University

Date Posted Aug. 4, 2022
Title Assistant Professor, Computer Science
University Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL, United States
Department Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date January 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Engineering
    Computer Science

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) welcomes applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Computer Science with a focus on cybersecurity and related areas. Candidates with exceptional research portfolios may also be considered at a higher rank. Specific areas of interest include cybersecurity, cloud/edge computing, and blockchain, though all research areas in Computer Science and engineering will be considered. Appointments are expected to start in January 2023.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at FAU consists of 44 faculty and 5 staff members and has a student body of over 1,000 undergraduate and 350 graduate students. EECS offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. The department also currently offers MS degrees in Artificial Intelligence, Bioengineering, and Information Technology and Management. The department’s current active funding portfolio is over $15.0M, with support from federal funding agencies such as NSF, NIH, DoD, DoE, and DARPA, as well as Industry. For more information about EECS, visit

The FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science is in the top three fastest progressing engineering colleges in the nation (US News and World Report Rankings 2020-2022) and is internationally recognized for cutting edge research and education in the areas of computer science, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, computer engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering and biorobotics, civil, environmental and geomatics engineering, mechanical engineering, and ocean engineering. Research conducted by the faculty and their teams expose students to technology innovations that push the current state-of-the art of the disciplines. The College research efforts are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Education (DOEd), the State of Florida, and industry. The College also utilizes additional institutional research resources through fellow appointments of its faculty in four University Institutes of research excellence/pillars, namely, the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE), the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI), the Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute (I-BRAIN), and the Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH). The FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science offers degrees with a modern twist that bear specializations in areas of national priority such as AI, cybersecurity, internet-of-things, transportation and supply chain management, and data science. The College has a student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. For more information about the College, please visit

The FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science is deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across six campuses located along the southeast Florida coast. In recent years, the University has doubled its research expenditures and outpaced its peers in student achievement rates. FAU is designated a Hispanic-serving institution, ranked as a top public university by U.S. News & World Report, and a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

Located in the heart of Palm Beach County, the city of Boca Raton and surrounding areas provide the best of everything - schools, beautiful beaches, pristine surroundings, indoor and outdoor recreation, restaurants, theaters, entertainment, shopping and much more. Boca Raton also offers a diverse array of communities, activities, and residents.

Applicants must have a doctorate degree in Computer Science or related field and are expected to demonstrate a strong research record commensurate to their rank. Successful applicants are expected to develop and sustain an extramurally funded research program and show a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Applicants should submit a diversity statement that demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and more specifically, a commitment to strengthen the College climate for DEI and promote DEI activities. For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now REQ13764. Applicants are required to submit all supporting application materials online in PDF format. Submitted materials should also include a letter of interest that incorporates research and teaching statements, an up-to-date CV, and names of three references.

A review of applications will begin in early August 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Individuals with disabilities requiring an accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. For communication assistance, call 7-1-1.

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Contact Information

  • Hanqi Zhuang
    Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Florida Atlantic University
    777 Glades Road
    EE-96, Room 403A
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
  • 561-297-3413
  • 561-297-2800


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