Computer Science, Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track (2 Vacancies)

Loyola University Chicago
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Computer Science, Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track (2 Vacancies)

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Computer Science, Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track (2 Vacancies)

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Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

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Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Computer Science seeks qualified candidates for an appointment, to fill two positions, as Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) beginning Fall 2022. The successful candidates will be joining a department with 14 full-time faculty members serving 420 undergraduate majors and minors, and 85 master’s students enrolled in computer science, cybersecurity, information technology, and software engineering degree programs. Located on Chicago’s vibrantly multicultural North Side, Loyola University Chicago is committed to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. As an urban-based Department of Computer Science dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from underrepresented and underserved populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants. The department seeks applicants with expertise in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) and Cybersecurity and Privacy to fill two positions, one in each area, at rank Assistant Professor. We also encourage exceptional candidates in other areas to apply. The successful candidates are expected to pursue a strong, externally funded research program. · The preferred candidate for the (AI/ML) position will carry out teaching and research broadly concerned with one or more areas of the theory and practice of AI/ML, ethics and fairness in AI/ML, explainable AI/ML, natural language processing, deep learning, and reinforcement learning with applications to healthcare, business, and the natural and social sciences.

· The preferred candidate for the Cybersecurity and Privacy position will carry out teaching and research broadly concerned with one or more areas of the theory and practice of security of computing and networking devices (including IoT), cryptography, hardware security, system and software security, security economics, usability of security, network and cloud security, forensics, digital privacy, anonymity, and data privacy.


The candidate will have a PhD in Computer Science or closely related field at the time of appointment with a strong background in AI/ML or Cybersecurity and Privacy. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

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The candidate will have a PhD in Computer Science or closely related field at the time of appointment with a strong background in AI/ML or Cybersecurity and Privacy.
Demonstrate clear potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship.

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Candidates should submit to (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda, (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service (inclusive excellence statement). They should also provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. For further information about this position, please contact the Computer Science Faculty Search Committee at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received before November 10, 2021 will receive full consideration. Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce, and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about the university’s mission and focus on transformative education, please visit and, respectively.

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Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.

Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to eleven schools and colleges: Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

With three campuses spread throughout the greater Chicago area, students have access to hundreds of cultural institutions as well as thousands of internships and networking opportunities with the city's Fortune 500 companies. Study-abroad programs at our Rome and Beijing Centers provide engagement with the global community and economy.

While rigorous programs of research and study are one hallmark of a Jesuit education, we're not just preparing students for a career, we're preparing them for life. We challenge our students to learn broadly, to think critically, to serve generously, to lead with integrity, to respect diversity. We come from all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications, and named the University a "best value" in its 2008 rankings.

Our faculty take a person-centered approach to education. They’re not just here to teach students what they know, they’re here to teach them to think critically and creatively and to reach for their own discoveries.

More facts about Loyola University Chicago:

  • Total enrollment: 15,902
  • 80+ undergraduate majors and 80+ minors
  • 140+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
  • More than 4,000 faculty and staff members 
  • 14:1 Undergraduate student/faculty ratio 
  • 150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago 
  • One of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter
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