Assistant Professor

  • Professional
  • Houston, Texas
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Expires on: December 31, 2022

University of Houston
Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Houston ( invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions starting in Fall 2023. Candidates must demonstrate an outstanding scholarly record of research, exhibited by high-impact peer-reviewed publications and a forward-looking, vigorous research agenda that will secure competitive, external funding as Principal Investigator (PI). Candidates working on theoretical or practical aspect of the following areas are encouraged to apply: (1) Security, (2) IoT, and (3) High Performance Computing or Big Data Systems.  Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field.

Exceptional candidates are sought to join our fast-growing department and academic programs. Research expertise in any promising area related to computer systems, security, big data systems, and IoT will be considered including applied research relevant to applications in smart cities/communities, infrastructure, and secure systems. University of Houston launched an ambitious strategic plan to expand its research operations and strengthen its innovation ecosystem.  Five institutional research thrusts alongside university-level institutes have been established to address number of research challenges aimed at solving societal challenges (  The recruited faculty member will have an opportunity to collaborate with existing researchers and newly recruited faculty members.

The University of Houston draws on the strengths of a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff to enrich the educational experience, broaden participation in computing, and meet the needs of emerging technology. We have one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and are committed to actively recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students. Experience in mentoring women and minorities in STEM fields is desired. The University is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and has been recognized as the second most racially and ethnically diverse research institution in the nation. The University of Houston is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities in receipt of National Science Foundation funds in support of our commitment to increase the number and success of women faculty in the STEM fields. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials by January 6, 2023.

For enquires about this position, prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the computer science department chair, Prof. Shishir Shah (