Assistant Professor

  • Professional
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Expires on: December 22, 2018

Portland State University
Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science is embarking on a bold new initiative focused on Trusted Cities: Transparent, Equitable, and Reliable Pathways from Collection to Action for Urban Analytics. In pursuit of this vision, we seek candidates with expertise in cyber-security or data science. Applicants should have a willingness to apply their domain expertise to the Trusted Cities initiative, but need not have previous experience in this area. Exceptional applicants at the rank of Associate Professor will also be considered.

The Department of Computer Science currently has twenty tenure-track faculty members, including three NSF CAREER Award winners and two ACM Fellows. The department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree, both a thesis and a non-thesis M.S., and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and currently serves approximately 1000 undergraduate and 180 graduate students.  Further information is available at

Portland State University is a public university located in the heart of one of the most progressive and vibrant cities in the U.S. The University is known nationally for its innovation, community engagement and sustainability initiatives. Its urban setting and unique relationship to city and regional agencies provides a living laboratory for urban research and industry and government collaboration. Portland is also the home of a burgeoning software industry, including leaders in cybersecurity and data analytics.


Applicants are expected to hold or be near completion of a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or other relevant field. Non-Ph.D. applicants will be required to have completed the Ph.D. by September 01, 2019. Specific areas of interest include: cyber-security (including privacy, high assurance software, and cyber-physical systems) or data science (including machine learning, data mining, and data intensive systems)

Job Specifications

The successful applicant will maintain scholarly and funded research activities; teach undergraduate and graduate classes; advise students; and provide service to the university and professional communities and to the public.

To Apply

Applicants will submit materials online at and include the following documents: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) cover letter which addresses how the candidate will advance the department’s strategic direction; 3) statement of teaching philosophy; 4) statement of research interests; 5) name, address, phone number and email address of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin December 1 and will continue until finalists are identified.

For inquiries about this position, please contact