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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Wayne State University

Date Posted Feb. 20, 2023
Title Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
University Wayne State University
Detroit, MI, United States
Department Computer Science
Application Deadline March 1 for Full Consideration
Position Start Date August 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Science

Located in the mid-town of Detroit, the Wayne State University (WSU) Computer Science department anticipates hiring a tenure track faculty at the assistant professor level starting from Fall 2023. Outstanding candidates in all areas who could complement and enhance current department strengths will be considered. Candidates working in Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, Human-Computer Interactions, and related areas are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, or closely related field, and the potential for excellence in teaching and research.

Applications must be submitted at

and must include a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and names and addresses of at least three references. Links to a professional website such as Google Scholar or DBLP are recommended.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted by March 1, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

The Department of Computer Science at Wayne State has 23 tenure-stream faculty and 6 teaching faculty, with 5 NSF CAREER awards, 6 NSF CRII awards, and about $2M in annual research expenditure. Currently it has over 1000 undergraduate students and about 200 graduate students. The department is committed to building a diverse faculty preeminent in its missions of research, teaching, and service to the community. Candidates who have experience engaging with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and contributing to a climate of inclusivity are encouraged to discuss their perspectives on these subjects in their application materials.

WSU is a major urban research university (Carnegie R1) with about 2,500 faculty and 27,000 students. WSU is committed to increasing access to education, employment, programs, and services for all. WSU 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. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Detroit epitomizes the modern, livable, vibrant, and diverse city. World-class amenities like the US-Canada riverfront, Detroit Institute of Arts, culture venues and festivals, as well as an international airport (DTW) that flies non-stop to world-wide destinations. There are several satellite cities within 25 miles of metro-Detroit that are ranked as the top-100 most suitable for living cities (e.g., Troy, Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Novi) with the nation’s finest school districts.

Offers of employment by the WSU may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

  • Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. 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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Contact Information

  • Dr. Nathan Fisher
    Computer Science
    Wayne State University
    5057 Woodward Avenue, Ste. 3010
    Detroit, MI 48202
  • 313-577-5421


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