Assistant Professor of Teaching


University at Buffalo
Computer Science and Engineering

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at University at Buffalo (UB) invites candidates to apply for the positions of Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer). We are looking for candidates who have a passion for teaching and can operate effectively in a team environment and in a diverse community of students and faculty and share our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential.

Lecturers have both teaching (80%) and service (20%) obligations.  While there is no research requirement, lecturers are welcome to pursue research and funding opportunities.  Within the SUNY system lecturers have indefinitely renewable term appointments of up to 3 years at a time.  Lecturers are voting members of the faculty and are eligible for full benefits.

Duties include teaching and development of computer science and computer engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level; service which may include student advisement; industry internships; laboratory and instrumentation upgrades; student excellence initiatives; program assessment and accreditation; diversity enhancement; and external educational grant support in collaboration with the CSE Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Committees.

Successful candidates will help support the establishment of a new course-based MS program.  We are hiring for four positions.  While all successful candidates are expected to have the ability to teach broadly across a computer science curriculum, we seek candidates with specialized expertise as follows:

Posting #1 The candidate will have a particular expertise in Artificial Intelligence (esp. Computer Vision and Deep Learning).  Apply here:

 https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/36692

Posting #2 The candidate will have a particular expertise in Computer Systems (esp. Databases, OS, Networking, and Architecture).  Apply here:

https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/36148

Posting #3 The candidate will have a particular expertise in Algorithms and Computer Security. Apply here:

 https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/36683

Posting #4 The candidate will have a particular expertise in optimal-control and working with large stochastic systems, reinforcement learning, machine learning and deep learning, as well optimal control in multi-agent systems. Apply here:

https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/36175

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) offers BS degrees in computer science (accredited  by the Computing  Accreditation Commission of ABET,  https://www.abet.org/), and in computer engineering (accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org/), a combined 5-year BS-MS program, a minor in computer science, a Certificate in Data-Intensive Computing, and several joint programs (BS in Computer Science/MBA, BS in Computational  Physics, BA  in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary –  Cognitive Science Concentration, BS in  Bioinformatics and Computational Biology – CSE concentration) as well as MS and PhD programs  in Computer  Science & Engineering.

The department currently has over 50 faculty, including 15 teaching faculty, approximately 1,200 undergraduate majors, 550 masters’ students and 160 PhD students. Over twenty junior faculty members have been hired since 2010, and we are continuing to expand. Two members of our faculty currently hold key university leadership positions, and eight members of our faculty are IEEE and/or ACM Fellows. The department is well known for offering excellent collaborative and nurturing environment for faculty. A cohort of five junior faculty received the CAREER awards in 2019, setting a national record.

Our faculty members are actively involved in cutting-edge research and successful interdisciplinary programs and centers devoted to biometrics; bioinformatics; biomedical computing; computational and data science and engineering; computer vision and multimedia systems; database systems; document analysis and recognition; programming languages; high performance computing; cybersecurity; embedded, networked and distributed systems; machine learning and artificial intelligence; connected and autonomous vehicles and sustainable transportation; and theory of computation. Our faculty has an excellent publication record.

Since 2015, the department has moved up its rank to be among the top 40 on csrankings.org and is among the top 25 in two recent years (2017 and 2019). During the same period, our research expenditure has grown from $4.5 million (for AY 2015- 2016) to $6.3 million (AY 2019-2020).

The University at Buffalo (US), a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), is the largest and most comprehensive university in The State University of New York (SUNY) system, with about 22,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate and professional students and 1600 full-time faculty. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has 7,300 students enrolled across 9 academic departments.

Buffalo is a city with a rapidly growing economy, eclectic neighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibrant theater and music community, the Lake Erie waterfront, a city-wide system of parks designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams. The awe-inspiring Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes away. The department is located on the UB North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area that combines outstanding public schools and services with a surprisingly low cost-of-living.

The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE).