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Assistant Professor - Data Systems and Infrastructure

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Houston ( invites applications a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus Data Systems and Infrastructure position starting in Fall 2023. Candidates must demonstrate an outstanding scholarly record of research, exhibited by high-impact peer-reviewed publications and a forward-looking, vigorous research agenda that will secure competitive, external funding as Principal Investigator (PI). Candidates working on theoretical or practical aspect of the following areas are encouraged to apply: (1) Security, (2) IoT, and (3) High Performance Computing or Big Data Systems.  Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field.

Exceptional candidates are sought to join our fast-growing department and academic programs. Research expertise in any promising area related to computer systems, security, big data systems, and IoT will be considered including applied research relevant to applications in smart cities/communities, infrastructure, and secure systems. University of Houston launched an ambitious strategic plan to expand its research operations and strengthen its innovation ecosystem.  Five institutional research thrusts alongside university-level institutes have been established to address number of research challenges aimed at solving societal challenges (  The recruited faculty member will have an opportunity to collaborate with existing researchers and newly recruited faculty members.

The University of Houston draws on the strengths of a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff to enrich the educational experience, broaden participation in computing, and meet the needs of emerging technology. We have one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and are committed to actively recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students. Experience in mentoring women and minorities in STEM fields is desired.

The University is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and has been recognized as one of the most racially and ethnically diverse research institution in the nation. The University of Houston is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities in receipt of National Science Foundation funds in support of our commitment to increase the number and success of women faculty in the STEM fields.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials by November 18, 2022. For enquires about this position, prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the computer science department chair, Prof. Shishir Shah (

The Department of Computer Science is home to a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of 30+ full-time faculty members and over 1400+ students across its BS, MS, and PhD programs. The department currently has a strong emphasis on research that spans AI and machine learning with cross-cutting applications related to cybersecurity, high-performance computing, blockchain, IoT, data science, natural language processing, graphics, visualization, biomedical and healthcare computing, and much more! Research in the department is and has been funded by numerous agencies, including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the U.S. Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, Energy, and Transportation. According to, the University of Houston Computer Science is highly ranked in AI, which includes research in Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Computer Vision, and Web and Information Retrieval. In addition, the department is highly ranked in other research areas including Computer Graphics, Visualization, Economics of Computations, Distributed and Parallel Computing, and Human-Computer Interaction.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Science, Statistics, Data Science, or related discipline is required. Applicants must complete their degree before the starting date of the appointment. Demonstrated ability to teach effectively in-person, online, or in blended learning.


Organization: H0108 Computer Science
Employee Status: Regular/Benefits
Job Posting: Aug 17, 2022, 1:01:27 PM

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