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Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Multiple Tenure-Track Positions) (33788)
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Sep. 26, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Multiple Tenure-Track Positions) (33788)
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Computer Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Science


The Computer Science Department at Northern Illinois University (NIU) invites applicants to tenure-track faculty appointments, preferably in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or Data Science, at the Assistant Professor rank to start in August 2024.
The University: NIU values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We expect candidates to equally value these principles and to serve as active participants and allies in working toward DEI initiatives.

NIU is a public research university in DeKalb, IL, an affordable and growing community within a commutable distance from Chicago and Rockford metropolitan areas and less than an hour’s drive from two of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratories Argonne National Laboratory and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Our 16,000+ student body is diverse, with many first-generation, racially, and culturally diverse students and international students from 73 countries. NIU prides itself on student-centered approaches to teaching and research and has social mobility, equity, and inclusion at the heart of its mission. Recently, NIU was nationally recognized as a top college for diversity and LGBTQ+ students and has been named one of the Great Colleges to Work For two years in a row.

NIU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an AA/EEO employer, NIU considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

The Department: The Department of Computer Science is vibrant and experiencing significant growth. It offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs in Computer Science, with over 750 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate students. Support for faculty research programs comes from industry and prestigious agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense. Our faculty and students benefit from collaborations with research staff from industry and the nearby DOE laboratories, Argonne and Fermilab. The Department values faculty research programs that enlist graduate and undergraduate students and supports such programs with commensurate teaching assignments.

Position Summary

The Assistant Professor will work within various areas of Computer Science.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Teaching, scholarship, acquiring external funding, mentoring students, and service;
    • Lead Ph.D. dissertations and M.S. theses and guide undergraduate students in research projects and capstones.



Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Must have, or expect to complete a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in computer science or related field by August 16, 2024;
  • Must have expertise or evident potential for quality teaching in computer science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Must show evidence of, or potential for, publishing in premier peer-reviewed scholarly venues, developing an independent line of research, and securing external funding.

Additional Requirements

  • Must have effective interpersonal communication skills and a commitment to working effectively in a collegial, multicultural environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates from all research areas are welcome, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or Data Science in alignment with the department’s research vision and the President’s University Research Goals;
  • Experience working in settings with students from diverse cultural backgrounds and who possess a commitment to improving their access to higher education and achievement.

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