Assistant Professor – Full Professor


  • Professional
  • Arlington, Texas
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Expires on: February 28, 2023

University of Texas Arlington
Computer Science Department

Job Summary

The Computer Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for eight tenure-track Assistant Professor positions across all areas of Computer Science and Engineering and one tenured Associate/Full Professor position in the broad area of machine learning, artificial intelligence, information retrieval, data analytics, and databases. The tentative start date of all positions will be in Fall 2023. Fields of interest include but are not limited to natural language processing, computer vision, biomedical applications, robotics, computer systems and architecture, networking, cyber-physical systems, software engineering, security, and privacy.

Our key objective is to hire faculty members with outstanding qualifications, who share the university’s core values of high standards of excellence in teaching, innovative research, and service, combined with fostering an open and inclusive environment and promoting diversity and participation of groups that are currently underrepresented in engineering fields. A major emphasis will be potential research collaboration within and outside the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, building and leading a team of Ph.D. student researchers, developing an externally funded research program that yields top- tier publications, and professional service within UTA and the research community.

Required qualifications

Candidates must have earned (by the start date) a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related area. Candidates for Assistant Professor must have demonstrated exceptional research promise. Candidates for Full Professor must be leading their research area. All candidates must show a strong commitment to teaching excellence.

Preferred qualifications

We value candidates who can contribute to the college’s and the department’s diversity initiatives. We further welcome experience with teaching or mentoring diverse groups of students, including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and women.

University Information

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of approximately 46,000 students, UTA is the largest institution in North Texas and the second-largest in the UT System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R- 1 “Very High Research Activity” institution and as a Texas Tier One institution. In 2021, UTA received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for its deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and No. 1 in Texas for the number of degrees awarded to African American students (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2021). UTA is designated by the

U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has the fifth-most ethnically diverse undergraduate population in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is among the top 50 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023), and its approximately 250,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 23 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to the UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Department and College/School Information

The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department is ranked #60 in the nation

by csrankings.org (as of September 2022, based on average 2017-22 publication counts) and several areas are ranked in the top 70, including computer security (#48), software engineering (52), operating systems (#18), high-performance computing (#16), mobile computing (#32), databases (#31), AI, machine learning & data mining (#70). In the last few years students and faculty in the department have received distinguished paper awards from prestigious conferences, including PLDI, ASE, SIGMETRICS, MIDDLEWARE, CIDR, CIKM, ECML PKDD, ICAC, ICDE, ICDM, ISSRE, ISSTA, IUI, PSIVT, SIGMOD, SIGCHI, and VLDB.

The CSE department is home to one ACM fellow, four IEEE fellows, one AIMBE fellow, one AFOSY YIP awardee, and eight NSF CAREER awardees. Over $11M research grants have been awarded to the CSE department between 2021 and 2022.

Diversity Statement

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. For more information on UT-Arlington’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webpage.

Special Instructions to Applicant

To apply, please go to http://uta.peopleadmin.com/ and submit the following materials:

Cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, and contact information of at least four references Candidates who have previous teaching experiences may also include unofficial course evaluations. All candidates should also include a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Questions may be addressed to: Jia Rao (jia.rao@uta.edu)

For more information about UTA, please visit: http://www.uta.edu/uta

EEO Statement The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages applications from veterans.