Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) and/or Lecturer (Instructional Track) of Computer Science

  • Professional
  • Iowa City, Iowa
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Expires on: January 31, 2023

University of Iowa
Computer Science

The University of Iowa Computer Science Department invites applications for multiple tenure- and instructional-track positions effective August 2023. The Department’s roughly 20 faculty are actively engaged in research in four thematic areas: algorithmic foundations; health- and human-centric computing; social computing and public policy; and verifiable, dependable, and high-performance systems.

We are seeking creative and collaborative scholars from all areas of Computer Science interested in working in a collegial, supportive, and multidisciplinary environment. We are particularly interested in tenure-track candidates who complement and strengthen our current research presence as described by the four thematic areas mentioned above, and instructional candidates who are able to teach broadly across the curriculum. These searches are part of a substantial new commitment of 10 new faculty lines from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to support significant expansion of the Department. The University has also committed to a complete renovation of MacLean Hall, the current home of Computer Science, with completion projected for 2025.

Requirements: Candidates must hold a PhD in computer science or a closely related discipline at time of appointment. Successful tenure-track candidates must demonstrate potential for research excellence in the environment of a major research university; all candidates must demonstrate potential for teaching excellence within the discipline. Prior record of scholarly publication in leading venues and prior teaching experience are desirable. Responsibilities for tenure-track faculty include conducting cutting-edge research in the candidate’s area of expertise, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising graduate student research, and making service and outreach contributions to the Department, the College, the University, and the discipline; instructional faculty responsibilities prioritize classroom teaching, service, and outreach.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a CV and contact information for three references: candidates for tenure-track positions should provide a research, teaching, and diversity statement, while candidates for instructional track positions should instead provide a teaching and diversity statement.

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Applications received by January 1, 2023 are assured of full consideration.

Computer Science at the University of Iowa: One of the oldest in the nation, the Computer Science Department is home to approximately 1000 undergraduate majors in four distinct degree programs (Computer Science, Informatics, Data Science, and Computer Science and Engineering), and just over 100 graduate students in our Computer Science and interdisciplinary Informatics programs. There are many ongoing research collaborations with the Carver College of Medicine, the College of Public Health, the College of Law, and the College of Education. The Department’s annual research expenditures are approximately $3.5M.

With just over 30,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation’s top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899, and an Association of American Universities member since 1909. The University is known for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. Located in Iowa City, an urbanized area of 170,000 people that is widely recognized as one of the country’s most livable communities, the University offers over 200 majors and has an annual externally funded research budget of over $650M.

The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

University of Iowa requisition numbers 74574 (tenure track) and 74575 (instructional track).