Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor

Mississippi State Univeristy
Computer Science and Engineering



The Department of Computer Science and Engineering ( is seeking one new tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. Evidence of strong potential for excellence in research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels is required and exceptional candidates in all areas will be considered.

Part of the Bagley College of Engineering, the department has approximately 680 undergraduate majors and 85 graduate students. The department offers undergraduate programs in Computer Science and Software Engineering, jointly administers an undergraduate program in Computer Engineering with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and is in the process to offer a Cybersecurity undergraduate program soon. At the graduate level, we offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and M.S. degree in Cyber Security and Operations, and the faculty directs graduate students in Computational Engineering. Certificates in Information Assurance, Cyber Operations and Computational Biology are also available. In the last fiscal year, research expenditures totaled to about $6 million dollars. Research core areas for the department are security and cryptography, artificial intelligence, computational science, visualization and graphics, bioinformatics, parallel and distributed computing, software engineering, human-robot interaction, augmented and virtual reality, and computer science education. Faculty in the department are active in many university research centers such as the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, the Center for Cyber Innovation, the Center for Computational Science, and the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology. Mississippi State University has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations, Cyber Defense Research and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency. The High Performance Computing Collaboratory at Mississippi State University houses a collection of supercomputers, among which Orion is the 4th fastest in U.S. academia.

Candidates for this position are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field (ABDs may be considered). Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Preferred qualifications include teaching and research experience, a substantial record of peer-reviewed publications, and demonstrated ability to secure external funding. However, recent graduate with exceptional academic credentials are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to individuals with a track record of interdisciplinary research collaboration.

Candidates must apply at: and attach cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for at least three professional references, and a statement (limited to three pages) that describes research and educational interests.

Review of applications will begin October 28, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.