Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor

  • Professional
  • Starkville, MS
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Expires on: December 31, 2022

Mississippi State University
Computer Science and Engineering

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering ( is seeking one new tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. For candidates at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels, evidence of strong potential for excellence in research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels is required. For candidates at the Professor level, evidence of demonstrated excellence in research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels is expected. Exceptional candidates in all areas will be considered, and we especially welcome applicants conducting research in cloud and autonomic computing, distributed systems, wireless networks, and network security.

Mississippi State University is designated as both an R1-Very High Research Activity Doctoral University under the Carnegie Classification, and also a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations, Cyber Defense Research and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has approximately 680 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students. The department offers undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Software Engineering and Cybersecurity, and it jointly administers an undergraduate program in Computer Engineering with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. At the graduate level, we offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and an M.S. degree in Cyber Security and Operations, and the faculty directs graduate students in Computational Engineering and Computational Biology. Certificates in Information Assurance, Cyber Operations and Computational Biology are also available. In the last fiscal year, research expenditures amounted to over 7 million dollars. Core research areas for the department are cyber security, 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.

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 graduates with exceptional academic credentials are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must apply at and attach a 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 November 4, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable 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.