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  • Assistant Professor - Department of Computer Science - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (33788) (UPDATED)
    Computer Science
    Northern Illinois University


    The Computer Science Department at Northern Illinois University (NIU) invites applicants to tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in August 2023.

    NIU and the Computer Science Department value 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 that is commutable distance from Chicago and Rockford metropolitan areas. Our 16,000+ student body is diverse, with many first-generation and racially and culturally diverse students. 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.

    Position Summary

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

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Teaching, scholarship, acquiring external funding, mentoring students, and service.

    Minimum Required Qualifications

    • Must have or expect to complete a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in computer science or related field by August 16, 2023.

    • Expertise or evident potential for quality teaching in computer science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    • Evidence of, or potential for, publishing in premier peer-reviewed journals, developing an independent line of research, and securing external funding.

    Additional Requirements

    • Effective interpersonal communication skills

    • 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 or Machine Learning in alignment with the department’s research vision and the President’s University Research Goals.

    • Candidates who have 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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