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Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please note that you will be required to provide name and contact information for three (3) providers of letters of recommendation within your application. These letters will be requested automatically by the Department as soon as you apply.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Department Computer Science (0412)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position. The research areas of distributed systems, storage and database systems, algorithms, machine learning, bioinformatics, and high-performance computing are especially desirable. Outstanding candidates in related areas will also be considered.

The Department has a long history of research accomplishment, influential software distribution, and substantial external funding. Current research areas include algorithms, architecture, bioinformatics, compilers, computational geometry, databases, high performance computing, networks, operating systems, security, vision, and visualization.

The Department of Computer Science supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.

The university is located in Tucson, a valley with desert landscape surrounded by mountain ranges. Tucson boasts a warm climate, 350 sunny days per year, with ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, caving, and rock climbing.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The faculty member will develop and maintain a top-quality research program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and perform service to the department, field, and wider community.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21202
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

David Lowenthal
dkl1@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 11/17/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/03/2018
Special Instructions Summary

Please note that you will be required to provide name and contact information for three (3) providers of letters of recommendation within your application. These letters will be requested automatically by the Department as soon as you apply.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents