(Open Rank) Assistant, Associate, Full Professor of Computer Science

University of Southern California
The Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

Viterbi School of Engineering
Los Angeles, California

The Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science (http://cs.usc.edu) at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering (https://viterbischool.usc.edu/) is in a period of significant and sustained faculty growth.

We have multiple openings for tenure-track and tenured positions. While outstanding candidates at all ranks from all areas of computer science will be considered, candidates with research interests in the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: security and privacy; AI, machine learning, and data science; and HCI. In addition to stellar junior candidates in these areas, the department, as part of its growth strategy, is keenly interested in strong, dynamic mid-career and more senior-level candidates with interests in building up the department’s profile in these areas.

The USC Viterbi School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from women; individuals of African, Hispanic and Native American descent; veterans; and individuals with disabilities. Candidates committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are looking for candidates with a strong commitment to research, doctoral student mentoring, and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All applicants must have earned a doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related field by the date of appointment.

Applicants should submit their applications online here (https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/open-rank-assistant-associate-or-full-professor-of-computer-science/1209/56719670192).

Applications must include a cover letter indicating the applicant’s area of specialization, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement on current and future research directions, a teaching statement, and names of at least three professional references. Applications must also include a statement describing the applicant’s relevant experience and approach on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion.

Applications should be submitted by January 5, 2024. Applications received after this deadline may not be considered.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top tier engineering schools in the world. It counts 199 full-time, tenure-track faculty members, and it is home to the Information Sciences Institute, the Institute for Creative Technologies, two previously awarded National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers and Department of Energy EFRC (Energy Frontiers Research Center), and the Department of Homeland Security’s first University Center of Excellence, CREATE. The School is affiliated with the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. Research expenditures typically exceed $183 million annually. With 50 tenure-track, 26 research faculty, and 14 teaching faculty, the USC Department of Computer Science is one of the nation’s leading centers of research and education in the field.

The annual base salary range for the following faculty ranks in this posting are:

Assistant Professor: $120,750.00 – $147,000.00
Associate Professor: $147,000.00 – $178,500.00
Professor: $178,500.00 – $246,750.00

When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope of responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is committed to enabling the success of dual career families and fosters a family-friendly environment. USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.