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Computer Science - Assistant Professor
University of Alabama

Date Posted Nov. 28, 2023
Title Computer Science - Assistant Professor
University University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Department Computer Science
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date August 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science (CS) and the College of Engineering at The University of Alabama invite applications for multiple tenure-track and tenured faculty positions at all ranks, including Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels, within the department. Candidates applying to this particular posting should be intending to apply for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applications from candidates with appropriate experience and a strong record of scholarly productivity and impact who would seek appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor are also encouraged to apply through related postings at those other positional levels. Candidates from under-represented groups in engineering and computer science are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates with research interests across all domains relevant to computer science are encouraged to apply. Candidates with particular research emphasis and interests in the areas of Cyber Security, AI/ML and Software Engineering are of particular interest for one or more of these positions and thus are strongly encouraged to apply. The CS department and College are looking to both: (1) add faculty who will build upon existing strengths in the Department, College, and University and (2) add faculty who will expand the scope of research here within the department, College, and UA as a whole.  (  

The Department of Computer Science and the College of Engineering consider teaching, research, and service as the three critical and complimentary portions of their overall mission. Candidates must demonstrate a clear potential to successfully develop, lead, and extramurally fund a highly productive research group with significant scholarly impact in a focus area with long term potential to further build upon the rapid rise and great success of the CS department and the UA College of Engineering. An ability to collaborate with existing faculty in the key focus areas both within the CS Department and the College of Engineering, as well as potential colleagues across the campus, is also highly desirable. The College of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science also pride themselves on the outstanding educational experience provided to their students, and thus faculty candidates must demonstrate an ability to develop and teach classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level in the faculty member’s area(s) of expertise as well as to teach courses that support the delivery and accreditation of the Department’s core degree programs.

Successful applicants must have completion of a doctoral degree from an accredited institution in computer science or a closely related field by the starting date and demonstrate a record of or the ability for achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Applicants must have conducted prior research work and produced scholarly publications in refereed and other professional journals and conferences; show the ability to construct a quality research program and effective collaboration with other faculty; and exhibit the potential for excellent teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants must also meet all university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Required application documents include a: (1) cover letter that includes both the department name and rank of position for which the candidate is applying, (2) a resume/curriculum vitae, (3) a five page statement of research interests and plans, (4) a one to two page statement of teaching interests and plans, and (5) the names and contact information for at least four references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and search will continue until the positions are filled.

  • Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

    The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law"

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