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Assistant Professor - Computer Science

Clemson University
Clemson, SC

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Assistant Professor - Computer Science

Clemson, SC
Open Date:
Jan 31, 2024

The Division of Computer Science within Clemson University's School of Computing is excited to announce openings for four tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant level. We are looking to enhance and complement our current strengths in the dynamic field of Computer Science. Three positions of our search are focused on candidates with expertise in software engineering; systems and networking; natural language processing and Large Language Models (LLMs); and algorithms/theory. Another position of our search is focused on explainable AI, which is a joint position with Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Devices for the Advancement of Personalized and Transformative Health Care in South Carolina or ADAPT-SC that funded by NSF.

Clemson University, boasting the highest Carnegie research designation (R1), is at the forefront of advancing doctoral programs and strengthening research and scholarly impact, while maintaining the outstanding signature undergraduate experience that is the essence of Clemson. Our commitment to a 21st-century land grant university mission is unwavering.

The School of Computing, amidst its continuous growth, now comprises 36 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 16 non-tenure track faculty, and a vibrant student community of more than 1,200 undergraduates and over 400 graduate students. The School offers a wide array of degrees at the Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctorate levels in disciplines including Computer Science, Human-Centered Computing, Digital Production Arts, Biomedical Data Sciences and Informatics, and an interdisciplinary master’s program in Systems Engineering.

Clemson University, renowned for its academic and research excellence, extends beyond its main campus in Clemson. We proudly operate satellite campuses in Greenville and Charleston, which are integral parts of our vibrant academic community. While the primary location for this Assistant Professor position in Computer Science is likely to be our main campus, we also consider the unique opportunities our satellite campuses offer. Depending on the research fit, the candidate's interest, and other relevant factors, positions at Greenville or Charleston campuses could be potential options. This flexibility allows us to tailor the position to best suit the needs of the department and the successful candidate, ensuring an environment conducive to groundbreaking research and teaching.

We are committed to building a community of inclusive excellence, and encourage applications from candidates who are dedicated to working and teaching in a multicultural environment.


An earned doctorate or equivalent in a relevant field is required for this tenure-track position.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants are encouraged to indicate their specific research specialties and interests in their cover letter. Application materials, including a vita and statements on teaching and research, should be submitted through our application portal. The system will also secure three confidential reference letters on behalf of the candidate.

Please apply at the following link:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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