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Faculty positions in Computer Science at American University

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:55 am
by laubach
American University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Computer Science

Computer Science (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor)

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, DC invites applications for up to three tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate/Full Professors to form a collaborating research team. We seek either a group of researchers who will be hired together, or a senior individual with a vision for filling the other positions.

The team’s research expertise may be in any area of computer science. Following the department’s strong recent hires in the interdisciplinary areas of computational neuroscience and persuasive gaming, the university seeks to build computer science’s core program areas, which may include algorithms and data structures, architecture, robotics, databases and information retrieval, human-computer interactions, numerical and symbolic computation, operating systems, programming languages, or software methodology and engineering. Preference will be given to teams or visions that contribute to more than one of the core program areas, and that contribute to the university’s capacity in the area of big data.

The Computer Science Department is currently in a period of expansion, and is poised to become a leader in the university’s technology an innovation sectors. To support this trajectory, the department will soon be moving to a new building that is designed to promote inspiration, collaboration, creation and cultivation.


All applicants should have a strong record of (or potential for) externally sponsored research. We are especially eager to recruit candidates with established research partnerships (or the ability to form such partnerships) in the Washington, DC area. Candidates should also have a record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students. Teaching responsibilities will include core courses in computer science and more advanced courses in the applicant’s area of specialty. The Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field is required; post-doctoral or industry experience is preferred.

At least one appointment will be at a senior level with tenure. Preference will be given to senior candidates who are able and willing to lead the department, including (but not limited to) the development of a Ph.D. granting program.


Applicants should include a statement (a joint statement for team applications) of research outlining the research focus (or foci) and future plans for developing a nationally competitive, externally funded research program at American University. In addition to a (joint, if applicable) research statement, each applicant should include statements of individual research and teaching experience, a CV, and the names of three references not in the proposed team. Please submit applications via: Review of applications will begin November 3 and continue until the position is filled.