Assistant Professor of Computer Science

  • Professional
  • Burlington, VT
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Expires on: January 24, 2020

University of Vermont
Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Vermont is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with duties to start in late August of 2020. Research emphases should be in areas of Data Science, broadly defined to include Machine Learning, Big Data, Computer Vision, Statistical Inference, Data Visualization, or other data-intensive computing areas.

The applicant must have a PhD in Computer Science or a closely-related area, a strong research record and agenda, the ability to teach a variety of engaging undergraduate and graduate courses in Computer Science, Complex Systems, or Data Science, and the desire and ability to supervise master’s and doctoral students. Postdoctoral experience is a plus.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. To that end, candidates must provide a diversity impact statement as part of the application detailing how they will further the diversity of the unit through their teaching and service at the University.

Existing collaborators are encouraged to apply, as are couples. In general, the University is open to discussion of how it can support dual-career couples. We encourage dual career couples to share their need for job assistance early in the interview process so that we can provide support as early as possible.

The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is a comprehensive research university with a current enrollment of 12,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. The scientific and academic environments in CEMS, and throughout UVM, are dynamic, highly collaborative, and multidisciplinary. UVM has state of the art core facilities, including the Vermont Complex Systems Center, Vermont Advanced Computing Center, and an on-campus, 7000+ employee Medical Center and College of Medicine. UVM offers generous benefits packages, including health, dental, retirement contributions, and tuition remission.

The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, about 90 miles south of Montréal. Burlington is often rated as the best small city in America for quality of living, and features year-round outdoor recreation and cultural events. Greater Burlington has a population of approximately 150,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on Lake Champlain, bordered by the Adirondack and Green Mountains.

The applicant must submit a current curriculum vitae identifying her or his specific area of expertise, a detailed statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity impact statement, and names of at least three people who can provide letters of reference, at least one of which can comment on teaching. All application materials must be submitted online at, position number 00024616. Inquiries may be addressed to Josh Bongard, Search Committee Chairperson [].

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.