Faculty position in all areas of Computer Science


Michigan State University
Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University

Faculty position in all areas of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at Michigan State University (MSU) is in a phase of significant and sustained growth and expansion.  We invite applications for a tenure-system faculty position in any area of Computer Science, including those that intersect with other fields. While we expect the appointment to be at the assistant professor level, depending on the experience of the candidate, an appointment at the level of associate professor will be considered. The anticipated start date for the position is August 16, 2023. Candidates must have a doctoral degree at the time of appointment.

The Department is looking for highly motivated applicants who can enhance or complement the Department’s strengths and expertise. Tenure-system computer science faculty are expected to establish a vibrant, sustainable, and internationally visible research program; make significant scholarly contributions to their discipline; be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students; engage in institutional and professional service as well as public outreach; and contribute toward the university’s DEI mission. The Department and College have a strong track record of mentoring junior faculty to successfully grow their academic careers.

The Department has strong research programs in several areas of Computer Science and Engineering. The Department has accredited B.S. degree programs in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. The Department also offers a B.S. degree in Computational Data Science.  There are currently over 230 graduate students and 1,800 undergraduate students in the Department. Department faculty have been actively involved in leading several national-level centers, including BEACON, an NSF Science and Technology Center for the study of evolution in action that is headquartered at MSU, and CITeR, an NSF-IUCRC enterprise focusing on Biometrics and Identity Science. MSU’s annual research expenditure is around $725M. University researchers and scholars are internationally renowned and are facilitating broad social, economic, and technological impact.

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with some outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 541,000.  Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual-career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual-career support can be found at https://worklife.msu.edu/dual-career.  Information about WorkLife at MSU and the College of Engineering can be found at https://worklife.msu.edu/ and https://www.egr.msu.edu/about/resources/faculty-staff/worklife-at-engineering.

Interested individuals should submit their application through http://careers.msu.edu and refer to posting #827032. Applicants must submit 1) a detailed curriculum vitae, 2) a cover letter summarizing their qualifications and highlighting up to five prominent scholarly works, 3) vision statement describing their teaching philosophy, including mentoring and outreach, 4) vision statement describing their planned research program, 5) vision statement describing their plans to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, and 6) the names and contact information of at least three professional references. For full consideration, applications should be received before January 12, 2023.  Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the position is filled. The search committee reserves the right to begin the evaluation process before January 12, 2023. Therefore, interested individuals are encouraged to submit their application packets as soon as possible.

Nominations or questions are welcome by contacting the search committee chair at faculty-search-chair@cse.msu.edu.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

 Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 165 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study across 17 degree-granting colleges.