Assistant/Associate Professor, Computer Science

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

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Denver (DU) is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We especially encourage women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities and veterans to apply to our multiple tenure line faculty positions at all faculty levels.

Position Summary

We will consider applicants from all areas and are particularly interested in candidates working in Artificial Intelligence, including AI theory, machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, and search; Data Science; and Cybersecurity and privacy. We are especially interested in applicants that can also build research partnerships with existing faculty who have strengths in algorithms, computational geometry, computer science education, embedded systems and UAVs, games, human-robot interactions, programming languages, security, privacy, and software engineering. Additional research collaboration opportunities can be found within the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science and the University. Our school strategic plan is focused on 6 cluster areas: AI & Data Science, Bioengineering, Computer Science and Engineering Education, Robotics, Cybersecurity, and Smart Cities.

Artificial Intelligence and Data Science: We are looking to expand our domain of research and teaching into Artificial Intelligence, and in particular we are interested in candidates with research in AI theory; machine learning, including optimization, deep learning, and reinforcement learning; natural language processing; data mining; computer vision; and data science related research. We are particularly interested in candidates who are able to collaborate in a multidisciplinary, diverse and inclusive setting spanning efforts throughout the department and research clusters.

The Department of Computer Science is also home to a professional MS in Data Science program, among its traditional offerings, serving the growing regional and national demand in the data science workforce. The course offerings aim to have a strong theoretical foundation while being practical for applying data science to industry requirements. Experience related to teaching or assisting in artificial intelligence courses related to these areas, as well as other data science or computer science courses, is beneficial.

The University of Denver is the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region and is a research university with high research activity and enrolls approximately 11,700 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (RSECS) moved in Fall 2016 to its new $63M building that houses state-of-the-art research and instructional laboratories as well as a modern innovation and maker-space floor. DU, RSECS and the Department of Computer Science are committed to a diverse and inclusive work and educational environment. We value the importance of academic excellence as well as work/life balance. The Mile High City (Denver) ranked No. 1 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 2016 Best Places to Live, and ranked No. 2 in 2019.

Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate in computer science, or closely related field, with an outstanding research and teaching record consistent with the search area and the rank. We encourage and value multi-disciplinary collaborations, especially those that can bridge the boundaries of departments, clusters, school and the University. Rank will be determined at time of hire commensurate with background and experience. Competitive start-up packages will be offered

Required Qualifications

Assistant Professor

  • PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline is required by the time of appointment.
  • Research record in terms of publications and/or funding or funding potential commensurate with appointment level.
  • 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, Cluster, School and University researchers.
  • An inclusive mindset.

Associate Professor

  • PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline. 
  • Six years of increasing academic responsibility, but persons demonstrating unusually high academic promise may have gained equivalent experience in a shorter time.
  • Evidence of high-quality, high-impact research. 
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching. 
  • Evidence of high-quality student mentoring. 
  • Inclusive mindset. 
  • Evidence of high-quality professional service.

Preferred Qualifications

Assistant Professor

  • Good communication skills. 
  • Interest in working on multi-disciplinary problems that contribute to the public good. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with culturally responsive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.
  • 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 Department, Cluster, School and University researchers.
  • An inclusive mindset.

Associate Professor

  • Good communication skills and a teamwork mindset. 
  • Interest in working on multi-disciplinary problems that contribute to the public good. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with culturally responsive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations. 
  • Strong funding record. 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 Department, Cluster, School and University researchers.
  • An inclusive mindset.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be reviewd until the position is filled.  

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover Letter detailing your qualifications and how your research will fit within the Department, Cluster and the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science
  2. Current CV
  3. Statement on Research, including, as appropriate, funding, multidisciplinary collaborations and/or plans
  4. Statement on Teaching
  5. Statement on Inclusivity and Diversity addressing how past and/or potential contributions towards inclusivity and diversity will advance DU’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity
  6. List of 3 individuals who can serve as professional references

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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

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