Assistant/Associate Professor- Tenure System

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Job Details

Job no: 742052
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering
Department: Computer Science And Engineering 10016172
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Engineers/Architects, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate Professor- Tenure System

Position Summary

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at Michigan State University (MSU) is in a phase of significant and sustained growth and expansion. We are pleased to invite applications for a tenure-system faculty position as an Assistant or Associate Professor in any area of Computer Science, including those that intersect with other fields with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2022. Candidates must have appropriate academic background and doctoral degree at the time of appointment.

The Department is looking for highly motivated applicants who can complement the Department's strength and expertise. Tenure-system computer science faculty are expected to establish a vibrant, sustainable and internationally visible research program; make significant scholarly contributions to their discipline; be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students; engage in institutional and professional service as well as public outreach; and contribute toward the university’s DEI mission.

The Department has strong research programs in many areas of Computer Science and Engineering. The Department has accredited B.S. degree programs in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. The Department also offers a B.S. degree in Computational Data Science. There are currently over 200 graduate students and 1,700 undergraduate students in the Department. Department faculty are actively involved in leading several national-level centers, including BEACON, an NSF Center for the study of evolution in action that is headquartered at MSU and CITeR, an NSF-IUCRC enterprise focusing on Biometrics and Identity Science. MSU's annual research expenditure is around $725M. University researchers and scholars are internationally renowned and are facilitating broad social, economic and technological impact.

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing and the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 470,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career partners, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Computer Science or related field

Minimum Requirements
  • PhD in Computer Science or related field
Required Application Materials

Applicants must submit

  1. a detailed resume,
  2. a cover letter summarizing their qualifications and highlighting up to five prominent scholarly works,
  3. vision statement describing their teaching philosophy, including mentoring and outreach,
  4. vision statement describing their planned research program,
  5. vision statement describing their plans to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, and
  6. the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Items 3, 4, and 5 should be limited to one page each. For full consideration, applications should be received before November 30, 2021.

Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the position is filled. The search committee reserves the right to begin the evaluation process before November 30, 2021. Therefore, interested individuals are encouraged to submit their application packets as soon as possible.

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Instructions

Nominations or questions are welcome by contacting the search committee chair at

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Oct 22, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 22, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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