The University of Texas at Arlington
Computer Science and Engineering Department
Position Id: F00195P
The Computer Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for 3 tenure-track/tenured assistant/associate professor positions with a tentative start date in Fall 2020. The areas of the following position titles are intended to be interpreted broadly (e.g., “Cyber Physical Systems” may include embedded systems, hybrid systems, sensors, vision, IoT, cybersecurity, feedback systems, actuation, digital fabrication, and related areas):
- Assistant/Associate Professor - AI / Machine Learning / Robotics
- Assistant Professor - Cyber Physical Systems
- Assistant/Associate Professor - Cyber Physical Systems
Our key objective is to hire faculty members with outstanding qualifications, who share the university’s core values of high standards of excellence in teaching, innovative research, and service, combined with fostering an open and inclusive environment and promoting diversity and participation of groups that are currently underrepresented in engineering fields. A major emphasis will be potential research collaboration within and outside the department.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, building and leading a team of Ph.D. student researchers, developing an externally funded research program that yields top-tier publications, and professional service within UTA and the research community.
Candidates must have earned (by the start date) a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related area. Candidates for Assistant Professor must have demonstrated exceptional research promise. Candidates for Associate Professor must be leading their research area. All candidates must show a strong commitment to teaching excellence.
We value candidates who can contribute to the college’s and the department’s diversity initiatives. We further welcome experience with teaching or mentoring diverse groups of students, including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and women.
Department and University Background
The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) institution. In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA as the top public university in the nation for graduating students with the lowest average student debt. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked UTA as the 3rd fastest-growing college in the nation. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA tenth nationally for undergraduate diversity and Washington Monthly ranked UTA 23rd among national universities for the performance of first-generation students. UTA is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and the top four-year institution in Texas (and 7th nationally) for veterans and their families to earn a college degree, according to Military Times.
The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department is ranked #56 in the nation by csrankings.org (as of September 2019, based on average 2017-19 publication counts) and several areas within it are ranked in the top-50, including AI (#45), computer vision (#48), the web & information retrieval (#44), security (#27), databases (#28), HPC (#20), mobile computing (#38), measurement & performance analysis (#34), and software engineering (#42). In the last few years students and faculty in the department have received distinguished paper awards from prestigious conferences, including ASE, CIDR, CIKM, ECML PKDD, ICAC, ICDE, ICDM, ISSRE, ISSTA, IUI, PSIVT, SIGMOD, SIGCHI, and VLDB.
To apply, please go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/10800 and submit the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plans, teaching philosophy, and contact information of at least three references (at least five references for Associate Professor candidates). Senior candidates should also include unofficial course evaluations. All candidates should also include a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Review of applications will start November 15, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UTA is a tobacco free campus.