Assistant/Associate Professor, Computer Science, Data Analytics/Data Science specialization

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Computer Science and Engineering Department

Assistant/Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

IRIS Position #: 50354186


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Computer Science, with a Data Analytics/Data Science specialization, with preferred beginning date of August 1, 2019. A start date of Spring semester 2020 is also acceptable.

A successful candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field; Individuals who are “all but dissertation” (ABD) will be considered; however, the degree must be awarded within twelve months of the first semester of employment
  • Ability to teach introductory and advanced courses in computer science and/or computer engineering, especially in data analytics/data science;
  • Significant experience in data analytics instruction and a strong interest in working with graduate and undergraduate students;
  • Willingness to engage in a variety of instructional modalities, including online instruction;
  • Willingness to actively seek external research funding and publish scholarly work in peer-reviewed journals and/or conferences appropriate to the field;
  • Willingness to participate in professional service and community engagement activities;
  • Willingness to assist in the accomplishment of University, College, and departmental goals and strategic plans.

Application Procedures:

Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within UTC’s online application system to be considered for this position:

  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • CV, including up-to-date personal contact information (e-mail, phone, etc.)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Faculty teaching statement
  • Faculty research statement

Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and e-mail addresses for three (3) references who will be requested to write confidential letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to those qualified candidates who apply before July 1, 2019.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting:

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering currently offers degrees at the BS, MS and PhD levels in Computer Science, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. Starting in the fall semester of 2019, the department will begin offering a joint program (with the Rollins College of Business) leading to the MS degree in Data Analytics. (The BS and MS programs in Computer Science also include concentrations in Data Science.) The successful applicant will be expected to teach and conduct research in the area of data analytics/data science in support of the new MS Data Analytics program as well as the department’s existing programs.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee system, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence – boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia, at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest Internet speeds in the country, delivered by a 100% fiber network that links every home and business within a 600-square-mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee Foods, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coca-Cola United, and have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, Ironman 70.3 and 140.6 triathlons, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.




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Posted: 6/5/2019
Application Due: 8/4/2019
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