Assistant Professor

Position Type: Permanent Faculty

Department: Computer Science - 318400

Appointment Type: Tenured/Tenure Track

Vacancy ID: FAC0002154

Position Summary: The Computer Science Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for tenure-track assistant professor positions in the department to begin on or after July 1, 2018. Founded by Turing Award winner Fred Brooks, the department has an outstanding research tradition as one of the oldest computer science departments in the country. In addition to excellent support for new faculty, there is a long-standing tradition of encouraging and fostering collaborative research both inside the department and across the university, including extensive collaboration with biological sciences and the medical school. The department also hosts numerous programs for the broader North Carolina community with over a thousand community members participating in a series of hackathons, lab visits, and other outreach activities each year. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been rated in the top five public universities in the nation for the last 17 years by U.S. News & World Report. The university is located within the Research Triangle, home to a wide range of technology, science, and health-related businesses, all with a high concentration of PhDs. There are two other major research universities, namely Duke and NC State, within the Triangle. The Triangle is a booming area for young professionals and was recently ranked at the top of Forbes' best locations for business and careers. The area offers wonderful opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and connections both to other academics and to industry. Situated midway between the ocean and the mountains, Chapel Hill area routinely rates near the top in best-places-to-live rankings, with top-notch schools, affordable housing, a warm climate, plentiful nature, sports, and entertainment. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate in Computer Science or a related discipline and are strongly encouraged to apply by January 4, 2018, but review will continue after that date. Applications along with four letters of recommendation should be submitted to the university.

Application Deadline:

Education Requirements: Doctorate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering.

Qualification and Experience: Applicants should show evidence of exceptional research promise and teaching potential. This is a broad-area search for multiple positions with interests including, but not limited to, systems, machine learning, data science, robotics, cyber-physical systems, and natural language processing.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Missy Wood, Business Officer

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]

Special Instructions for Applicants: Qualified applicants should submit an application on-line at The application should include CV/Resume, Degree Transcripts, Research Statement and Teaching Statement (Required "Other Document"), and four letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to identify the names, titles, email addresses and phone numbers of four (4) professional references when applying. Reference providers identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. The minimum number of references required are 4 with a maximum of 4 reference letters. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by January 4, 2018, but review will continue after that date. Further information and details on the application procedure for this search is available at or by e-mail to [email protected]

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