Assistant Professor, Computer Science

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

Position Summary:

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Denver (DU) is building an academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff who teach and work in a supportive environment surrounded by people with a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).  Our institutional DEI action plan can be found here.

We invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in all areas of Computer Science with particular interest in the following areas: artificial intelligence (including AI theory), machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, natural language processing, and search. We are especially interested in applicants that can also build research partnerships with existing faculty who have strengths in algorithms, biomedical applications, computational geometry, computer science education, embedded systems and field robotics, games, human-computer interaction, human-robot interaction, privacy, programming languages, security, and software engineering.

We seek exceptional teacher-scholars committed to developing or enhancing a robust research portfolio; delivering innovative, hands-on learning experiences; and authentically supporting our DEI mission. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to their discipline through scholarly and creative activities that fall within Boyer’s four types of scholarship: discovery, application, integration, teaching and learning.

We are especially interested in faculty members who can also build research partnerships with existing faculty within the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (RSECS), as well as across campus (e.g., psychology, business, education, and law).

Who We Are:

DU's vision is to be “A great private university dedicated to the public good.” As such, DU values DEI, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it engages and includes the rich diversity of its constituents. DU is the oldest and largest private, independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region, welcoming approximately 5,700 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate and professional students to campus either in-person or virtually each year. Our undergraduate students complete a rigorous, comprehensive core curriculum in addition to a deep, hands-on immersion in their technical curricula. DU is a research university with high research activity and an exceptional commitment to its undergraduate students. Recently, the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science moved into a new $63M building housing state-of-the-art research and instructional laboratories, classrooms, offices and innovation spaces. All of our in-person academic programs are housed there.

Where We Are:

Denver, the Mile High City, consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the United States. Denver’s economy is rapidly growing and diversifying, with strengths in the aerospace, healthcare, financial tech, telecommunications, and IT-software sectors. Our region features a dry climate with 300 days of sunshine annually and surprisingly mild winters. The nearby Rocky Mountains provide beautiful views and abundant recreational opportunities year-round. The city of Denver is home to several major league sports teams, diverse neighborhoods, and strong cultural and food scenes.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline by the time of appointment.
  • Research record in terms of publications and/or funding or funding potential commensurate with appointment level.
  • Potential for integration of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into teaching, research, and service.
  • Understanding of the importance of teaching within the teacher-scholar model and the desire to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level.
  • Ability to collaborate with Departmental, School and University researchers.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in working on multi-disciplinary problems that contribute to the public good.
  • Post-doctoral research experience in industry, academia or government.
  • Evidence of integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into teaching, research, and service.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching at the University level. 
  • Knowledge and experience with culturally responsive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on December 1st, 2021. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. 

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The 9-month salary range for this position is $100,000-$109,000. 

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. CV
2. Cover Letter
3. Research/scholarly activities statement including details about your research plans and how your scholarly work will contribute to our existing research strengths. We welcome a description of the larger societal impacts of your work and how it relates to our DEI mission.
4. Teaching statement describing ways you would contribute to our graduate and undergraduate academic programs in Computer Science. We welcome a description of how your teaching practices would contribute to our DEI mission.
5. A statement describing your philosophy, methods, and experiences in DEI along with how they will contribute to our DEI mission within Computer Science.
6. Names and contact information for 3 professional references.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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