Assistant Professor


University of Alabama at Birmingham
Computer Science Department

The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking candidates for three (3) tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. While preference is given to candidates at the Assistant Professor rank, highly qualified candidates at Associate Professor will also be considered.

Candidates with expertise in all core CS areas are sought, with preference being given to candidates who could complement and enhance current department strengths in the areas of cyber security, and data science/machine learning/artificial intelligence. UAB has made a significant commitment to both research and teaching in Computer Science. Candidates must consequently have strong research credentials and a strong interest in teaching.  Experience and success in funded research are required for senior-level candidates.

The CS Department at UAB offers PhD, MS, BS, and BA programs. The Department has a strong research focus, and a strong commitment to teaching, service, and outreach.  The Department recently moved to a brand-new facility at University Hall, and enrollments in its programs have quadrupled over the past few years. Research funding is expanding significantly, and the Department plays a leadership role in a center focusing on Cyber Security. Collaborations with UAB’s medical enterprise are strong and growing, with many opportunities for faculty to participate in interdisciplinary work. For additional information about the Department, please visit: https://www.uab.edu/cas/computerscience/.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a comprehensive urban university with the nation’s fourth-largest public hospital (eighth-largest hospital in the nation and best hospital in Alabama), which has rapidly evolved into a world-renowned research university and health care center that ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity. UAB is a Carnegie R1 research university. It has been consistently ranked highly, including being named the 2018 and 2019 Top Young University in the U.S. (top 10 worldwide, Times Higher Education World University Rankings), America’s Best Large Employer (Forbes, 2021), and America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity (Forbes 2021). UAB is Alabama’s single largest employer and an engine of revitalization for Birmingham. With an enrollment of over 22,280 students, over 2,630 full-time faculty members, and a campus covering more than 100 city blocks, UAB is focused on the future of teaching, research, health care, and community service.

Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, noted for its vibrant music scene, fine dining, warm weather, excellent schools, and a culture embracing diversity within driving distance to Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville, and New Orleans.

A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field is required.  Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and scholarly achievements, a statement of future research plans, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional references.

Applications and all other materials should be submitted through UAB’s portal at PeopleAdmin: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/16517.

Review of candidates will begin on November 1st, 2022, and the search will continue until the position is filled.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and we are committed to their success.  Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.