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Assistant or Associate Professor - AI and Machine Learning

University of Houston
Houston, TX
The University of Houston’s Department of Computer Science in the College of Natural Science and Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Large-Scale Machine Learning (ML) at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant (Tenure-track), or Associate Professor (Tenure-eligible) ranks, with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering in the Cullen College of Engineering. The rank of the appointment will be based on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. 

The Department of Computer Science is home to a dynamic and interdisciplinary group of 30+ full-time faculty members and over 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2024.  

The University of Houston is a Carnegie Tier One public research university located on a park-like campus a few minutes from downtown Houston. The university has embarked on an exciting period of research growth, a rising reputation, and committed leadership. The 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 a 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 working in the broad area of AI/ML and will have the opportunity to pursue multi-disciplinary research across different colleges and departments, particularly the Cullen College of Engineering.

Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States. Houston is an international and multicultural city, with world-class museums, restaurants, theaters, and thrilling sports teams. It offers affordable housing and a low cost of living. The university is close to the Texas Medical Center, the largest in the world, a large industrial base, and NASA.

The university is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The applicants need to provide all requested material as pdf documents.  Please register at and search for faculty opening to apply. Pre-application inquiries are welcome and prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Shishir Shah at

Required Attachments by Candidate
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of References (minimum of 3), Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Research Statement, Sample Publications (3)

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

Doctorate Required. 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). 

Organization: H0108 Computer Science
Employee Status: Regular/Benefits
Job Posting: Oct 26, 2023, 3:16:30 PM

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