Instructional Assistant/Associate Professor

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

University of Houston
Computer Science

The University of Houston invites applications for one instructional assistant or associate professor position in the general area of data science/analytics that can contribute to teaching of fundamental computer science courses at the undergraduate level, particularly in the areas of data structures and algorithms, computer organization and architecture, operating systems, and software engineering.  The appointment will begin September 1, 2023, in the Department of Computer Science. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to coordinate and teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in Computer Science along with engagement in curricular and instructional innovation, scholarship of teaching, student recruitment, advising and service. Recruited faculty member will be encouraged and mentored to pursue research and collaborate with existing faculty members in the department pursuing research in data sciences.  Moreover, the new faculty member will be encouraged to focus on teaching innovations in the classroom and to lead efforts in improving curricula across all courses in Computer Science.

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 (


A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Science, Statistics, Data Science, or related discipline is required Applicants must complete their degree before the starting date of the appointment. Demonstrated ability to teach effectively in-person, online, or in blended learning.