Assistant Professor

  • Professional
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Expires on: February 28, 2023

Portland State University
Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Portland State University seeks outstanding candidates for tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level (up to 2 positions). We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in topics related to one or more of cybersecurity, privacy, and/or trusted systems. Applicants should have a clear research agenda that seeks to address recognized challenges that are relevant to many constituents and that complement our existing research programs.

The Department of Computer Science currently has 21 tenure-track faculty members, including 5 NSF CAREER Award winners and an ACM Fellow. 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. Current areas of faculty research span multiple areas (including theory, quantum computing, data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, networking and systems, privacy and security, programming languages and formal methods, software engineering, visualization, and computer science education) and are guided by a strategic vision of “Trusted Cities, Technology for the People”.

Portland State University is a public research university located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. The 50-acre downtown campus places students in a vibrant center of culture, business, and technology, allowing students to participate in internships, co-ops, and community-based projects. The University’s mission is to let knowledge serve and our urban setting and unique relationship with the public agencies and industry provide a living laboratory for research and collaboration. More than 23,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and our state-of-the-art engineering and computer science research, teaching, and lab spaces.

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 the employment start date.

The successful applicants will teach undergraduate and graduate courses; develop and maintain impactful scholarly funded research; develop coursework relevant to their research field; advise students; and provide service to the university, professional societies, and the public.

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Applicants must provide:

Cover letter (2 page limit)
Curriculum vitae (no page limit)
Research statement (3 page limit)
Teaching statement (2 page limit)
Contributions to diversity statement (2 page limit)
Candidates should be advised that general applications will not score well in the review process. The review committee is interested in how each candidate’s research, teaching, and contributions to diversity connect with the research, teaching, and diversity, equity, and inclusion mission at PSU and the Maseeh College.

Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

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Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled.