Assistant Professor - Computer Science

Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 25, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position. The College of Engineering and Applied Science at UCCS is nationally ranked and offers degrees at the Bachelors, Masters, and PhD levels.

The position is for an open research area. However, preference will be given to candidates in one or more of the following areas:

    Software engineering,Artificial intelligence and machine learning,Game design, development and related areas, andComputing systems.
Strong candidates from all other areas of Computer Science are also welcome to apply.

The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the chosen discipline or as requested by the chair based on departmental needs; will possess a solid publication record, and be expected to develop or continue to develop a strong research group with externally funded research program; and perform services at the department, college, and professional levels. Beginning assistant professors are expected to teach 9 credit hours (3 classes) per academic year for the first two years and 12 credit hours (4 classes) from year three until tenure is obtained. After tenure, the default teaching load is 15 credit hours (5 classes), although it can be reduced with external funding.

The CS Department is comprised of 22 full-time faculty - including three CAREER NSF winners - 600 undergraduates, 75 masters and 75 students in two PhD programs---one in Computer Science and the other in Cybersecurity. The department averages about $100 K per year in funding per tenure track faculty member. 

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Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $93,000 - $98,000 per academic year

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

Tentative Search Timeline:

    Applications submitted by March 25th, 2021 will receive full consideration.Application review is expected to begin March 26th, 2021. The potential dates for initial video interviews is the week of April 5th, 2021. The potential dates for final interviews is the week of April 26th, 2021.The potential employee start date is August 16, 2021
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Minimum Requirements: 

    Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related area. Ph.D. must be conferred by date of appointment (8/16/2021).At least 4 months of teaching experience in an academic setting as a teaching assistant, instructor of record or the equivalent.
Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move. Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements, and fine motor skills.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Feb 23, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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