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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Job no: 532460
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Instruction, Computer and Information Science
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: Department of Computer Science
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline

November 30, 2023; positions open until filled.

Required Application Materials

Please apply online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/26081, uploading the following materials:
1) Cover Letter
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Research Statement outlining experience, interests, and future goals in the context of our interdisciplinary department
4) Teaching Statement outlining experience, interests, philosophy of teaching, and/or goals for education in or outside of classrooms
5) DEI Statement outlining how, through research, teaching, extension, mentoring and/or service the candidate has and will advance diversity, equity, and inclusion*
6) Names and contact information for at least three references (the letters from these references are not required unless requested, at a later stage of the process).

*We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. In your DEI statement, please include information about how you plan to contribute to this goal. Feel free to describe past experiences mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups. We strongly encourage applications from scholars from historically excluded or targeted groups, including historically excluded racial or ethnic groups; women, transgender, and non-binary scholars; scholars with disabilities; and LGBTQIA+ scholars.

If you encounter difficulties using the online application system, please contact faculty.search@cs.uoregon.edu to make alternative arrangements for submitting your application materials.

Position Announcement

The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Oregon is accepting applications for four tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to start in the Fall of 2024. We are looking for candidates specializing in Systems, Theory, and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, with each area having a broad scope. The successful candidates will be responsible for establishing a top-tier research program, delivering graduate and undergraduate courses with excellence, and contributing to university service and public outreach.

Department or Program Summary

CS is a critical part of the newly formed School of Computer and Data Science (SCDS) and is anticipating a major growth in tenure-track and career faculty members. The department aims to be a pioneering hub for advancing education and research, fostering collaborations, and forging connections across disciplines, the university, and the global community. We are dedicated to attracting a diverse community of students and scholars who collaborate effectively with one another and with societal partners to make a positive impact on the world. We empower our students to become interdisciplinary problem solvers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Our department is committed to cultivating a friendly, inclusive, and welcoming environment and seeks colleagues who share these values.

CS faculty members play a foundational role at the University of Oregon, engaging in fundamental research and providing crucial support to other departments, disciplines, and the new Knight Campus. Our CS faculty actively participate in core CS research and an increasing number of interdisciplinary research collaborations in the areas of networking, distributed systems, data science, high-performance computing, cybersecurity, and programming languages, all guided by ethical principles, technological adaptability, and societal needs. Furthermore, they have played a significant role in the development and support of SCDS. Moreover, our faculty members have established five world-class research centers including the Oregon Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (OCCoE), the Oregon Advanced Computing Institute for Science and Society (OACISS), the Center for Cyber Security and Privacy (CCSP), the Center for Big Learning (CBL), and the Center for Digital Mental Health.

Minimum Requirements

• Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field by the time of appointment.
• A strong research track record with top-tier publications in the research field of interest.

Preferred Qualifications

• Promise of developing a strong research program in their area.
• Demonstrated success in collaboratively building organized spaces of inclusive excellence.
• Exemplary evidence of a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service.

About the University

The University of Oregon is one of only two members in the Pacific Northwest region of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and holds a "very high research activity" ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. We enroll more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. Our 295-acre campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities including the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Advancing Scientific Impact, which serves as a vibrant center for pioneering scientific investigations, exploration and creativity in an arboretum-like environment. UO is located in Eugene, which is a beautiful and exciting place to live with an excellent quality of life. In addition to the beautiful Crater Lake, Columbia Gorge, Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland, there are many gorgeous forests, lakes, rivers, and ski slopes to explore.


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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

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 UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

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