Assistant Professor, Applied Computing (Tenure Eligible)

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College of Applied Sci & Tech

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Sierra Vista


Sierra Vista, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) invites applications for a tenure-eligible position at the Assistant Professor level. Faculty candidates are sought in areas that include the following: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Software Engineering. CAST is seeking candidates who can demonstrate outstanding teaching as well as the ability to develop new research programs consistent with the college's purpose, vision, and values. The Assistant Professor, Applied Computing will contribute to building a strong team of culturally diverse faculty and staff who are committed to preparing traditional, post-traditional, and transfer students for success in a 21st-century workforce.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a workload typical for tenure-eligible faculty at CAST defined as 60% related to teaching, 20% related to research, and 20% related to service
  • Teach undergraduate courses at multiple sites using a variety of formats, including on-line and interactive video/ITV platforms
  • Develop and sustain a strong, focused program of research consistent with the College’s purpose, vision, and values.
  • Communicate scholarship (teaching, research, and/or practice/service) intra and inter professionally
  • Serve as a research mentor to undergraduate students
  • Serve as a mentor to and/or collaborator for peer faculty in their teaching, research and practice/service
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues across disciplinary lines
  • Contribute to the service responsibilities of CAST and the University of Arizona, in part through participation on committees and student mentoring, including those from underrepresented backgrounds
  • Contribute to CAST and the University of Arizona’s development through appropriate outreach to local communities (including governmental units, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and community residents)
  • Assist to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated professional commitment to innovative teaching methods, specifically in distance modalities
  • Demonstrated professional commitment to undergraduate research and applied learning

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph. D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Computing or closely related fields
  • Evidence of research training and publications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Strong research background with supporting evidence

Rank :

Assistant Professor

Tenure Information:

Tenure-Eligible (TE)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

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Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Li Xu
[email protected]

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Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant:

  • For a complete application, please include a detailed statement of research interests and a detailed statement of teaching philosophy in your required documentation to be attached.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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