Computer Science & Software Engineering
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Multiple Faculty Positions
The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE), situated within the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions. We seek candidates at the Assistant Professor level, although outstanding candidates at a senior level will also be considered. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. Responsibilities include research, graduate student supervision, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and service. A PhD degree in computer science, software engineering, or a closely related field must be completed by the start of appointment. Applicants must have the potential to develop a vigorous externally funded research program and a commitment to teaching.
Applications from candidates with expertise in any area of computer science will be considered. However, our focus areas are Artificial Intelligence with emphasis on Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Natural Language Processing, Computer Security & Privacy, and Software Engineering. We welcome applications from women, couples, and those belonging to underrepresented groups in computer science.
CSSE is home to the Auburn Cyber Research Center (http://cyber.auburn.edu), and is affiliated with the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security (http://mccrary.auburn.edu). The department currently has a diverse and international tenure track, teaching, and research faculty of over thirty, who support a dynamic research enterprise and strong undergraduate and graduate programs (MS in CSSE, MS in Cybersecurity Engineering, MS in Data Science & Engineering, and PhD in CSSE). Current student enrollment is 1400+ undergraduate and 200+ graduate (including 100+ PhD) students. Further information may be found at the department’s home page http://www.eng.auburn.edu/csse.
CSSE is the highest ranked department in the State of Alabama, ranked fourth among SEC schools, 45th among departments at public universities, and among the top 15% of computer science departments nationwide according to the latest US News and World Report rankings. It was one of the first computer science departments in the country to offer an ABET accredited undergraduate degree in software engineering. Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land, sea, and space-grant institutions. As a comprehensive Carnegie R1 research university, Auburn maintains high levels of research activity as well as high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. The university is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities and to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta (GA) and Montgomery (AL), the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers. Several large and medium-sized industries and six other universities are located within driving distance of Auburn, providing job opportunities to faculty spouses. More information on faculty and community life at Auburn may be found at http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/.
Applicants should submit a cover letter (including mention of how they can contribute to diverse and inclusive excellence within the department), curriculum vitae, research vision, teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and names of three references at https://www.auemployment.com/postings/33427.
There is no application deadline. The application review process will begin December 1, 2022 and continue until successful candidates are identified.
Successful candidates must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.
Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples: https://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/pdf/guidelines-dual-career-services.pdf.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.