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Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science

Job no: 520643
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Computer and Information Science, Instruction
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: Computer and Information Science
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
December 15, 2017; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
Cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement, teaching statement, contact details for a minimum of 3 referees

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Position Announcement
The University of Oregon’s Computer and Information Science (CIS) Department invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in September 2018. We seek candidates specializing in high-performance computing or data science. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance/complement the department’s existing strengths in these areas. Applicants whose research addresses security and/or privacy issues in these sub-disciplines are of particular interest.

Department or Program Summary
CIS is a diverse and growing department with strengths in networking and distributed systems, data science, and high-performance computing. We offer a stimulating, friendly environment for collaborative research both within the department, which expects to grow substantially in the next few years, and with other units on campus; for example, the department plays a key role in the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. The department hosts two interdisciplinary research centers, the Center for Cyber Security and Privacy and the NeuroInformatics Center. Successful candidates have access to a new, state-of-the-art high-performance computing facility. CIS is part of the College of Arts and Sciences and is housed within the Lorry Lokey Science Complex. The department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. More information about the department, its programs and faculty can be found at

Minimum Requirements
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in computer science or closely related field, a demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a strong commitment to teaching.

Preferred Qualifications
A successful candidate will be expected to conduct a vigorous research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additionally, successful candidates will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO has more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of- the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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