Faculty Position


University of South Carolina
Computer Science and Engineering

The University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at open rank in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, starting Fall 2023. The Department will consider exceptional candidates in any areas but is particularly interested in candidates whose primary research expertise is in Quantum Computing, Cyber Security, Computational Biology, or Robotics.

Eligible candidates must possess a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field by start date of employment (ABDs considered) and a demonstrated record of research accomplishments in their area of expertise.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop internationally recognized, externally funded research programs that complement existing strengths in the department. The ideal candidate will be able to combine two or more areas to pursue funding in interdisciplinary research. To serve the diverse student population of the university, all faculty members are expected to engage and mentor students from underrepresented groups.

Application review begins February 1st, 2023 and remains open until the position is filled. Interested applicants should apply via https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/137072 with the following information: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a concise description of research and teaching plans, and names and contact information of three references.

Founded in 1801 and one of the three public universities in South Carolina, the University of South Carolina (USC) is located in Columbia, the capital and technology center of South Carolina. USC is the flagship university of the state with a diverse student population of 33,772 students. USC is one of only 32 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s top-tier designations in research activity and community engagement.

USC is designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education and Research.

Cybersecurity education and research activities are centered in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computing. The College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) has recently joined the IBM Quantum Hub, a worldwide community of leading Fortune 500 companies, startups, academic institutions, and national research labs working with IBM to advance quantum computing.

The Department offers B.S. degrees in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, and Computer Engineering, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, and a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Studies. The Department has 21 full-time faculty members (10 of whom are NSF CAREER award recipients), an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 900 students, a graduate enrollment of 175 students, and over $3.5 million in annual research expenditures.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.