Assistant Professor in Computer Science #20180023FAC

San Marcos, Texas
Oct 06, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Job Posting Number: 20180023FAC

Job Location: San Marcos, Round Rock

College of Science and Engineering

Department of Computer Science

Position Description: Applications are invited for multiple tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the Department of Computer Science to start Fall 2018. We are seeking candidates to complement and enhance our research in data analytics, human-computer interactions, artificial intelligence, computer security and networks, high-performance computing and software engineering. Outstanding candidates in other areas will also be considered. Job duties include conducting research that results in refereed publications and external funding, teaching effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels, supervising student research, and serving at the department, college, university, and professional levels.

The faculty members in the department are very active in research with a view to commercialization and are, or have been, keynote speakers of international conferences, a journal editor-in-chief, an ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest super-regional director, and Distinguished or Senior Members of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Since 2007, they have earned more than 70 grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, IBM, Google, NVIDIA and Hauwei Technologies with annual research expenditures exceeding $1.5 million. The faculty members have won IBM Faculty and Google Faculty awards, NSF CAREER awards, and a PECASE award.

Beginning Fall 2017, the department is offering a 21st century applied computer science Ph.D. program that incorporates leadership, innovation, communication, and entrepreneurship to prepare students to navigate multiple career environments. The program is the first in Texas to combine the application of computer science practice and theory with entrepreneurial and commercialization skills.

The strong and young department is steadily growing the quality and quantity of education and research. With a wide range of courses and research opportunities offered by a talented faculty, the department strives for an exceptional student experience while applying the highest forms of scholarship. The BS degree is ABET accredited. Enrollment has more than doubled in six years. Three students were IBM Master the Mainframe Contest top winners; several graduate students won NSF Graduate Research Fellowship awards; and one student received the CRA outstanding undergraduate researcher award.

The department enjoys a friendly atmosphere and is housed in a newly renovated building equipped with the latest technology. The campus is located in the Texas Hill Country and is only 45 minutes from Austin and San Antonio, both of which have international airports and are home to some of the largest IT companies. The cost of living is very reasonable, and the climate is good year around.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or closely related field by the start of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in research (including potential in obtaining external funding), in teaching, and in service, as well as have effective oral and written communication.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, To ensure full consideration, please submit the materials listed below before January 8, 2018. Applications received after January 8, 2018 may be, at the election of the search committee, deemed late and not subject to review.

The application must include:
• A letter of application;
• current curriculum vitae;
• a statement of research interests;
• a statement of teaching philosophy; and
• three professional references including names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers.

Note that as part of our application process, we are requesting contact information for 3 references. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Once selected for an on-campus interview, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential online portal.

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The selected candidates will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting Universities.

Proposed Start Date: Fall 2018

Open Until Filled? Yes

Review Date: 01/08/2018


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