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Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Iowa State University

Date Posted Oct. 5, 2018
Title Assistant Professor of Computer Science
University Iowa State University
Department Computer Science
Application Deadline Nov. 25, 2018
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2019
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  • Ames, IA
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer/Information Sciences


The Department of Computer Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University seeks outstanding applicants for two or more tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidates will be responsible for developing and sustaining a strong research program; developing collaborative and interdisciplinary research; publishing in top venues; supervising outstanding graduate students; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; and enhancing ISU through professional and institutional service. We are interested in exceptional candidates from all areas of computer science. Preference will be given to the areas of databases and security and privacy.

Department & College Description

The Computer Science department resides in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the largest college at Iowa State University. The department currently consists of thirty full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty, four senior lecturers, and two lecturers. We offer B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and a B.S. in Software Engineering (jointly administered with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering). We are also one of the founding departments for the Data Science Minor and Certificate along with the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. We are active in interdepartmental graduate programs in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Human-Computer Interactions, and Information Assurance. We have many interdisciplinary research collaborations, especially with faculty in the bio-sciences, mathematical sciences, and engineering. The Computer Science department has 651 B.S. students, 64 M.S. students, and 122 Ph.D. students. Almost all Ph.D. students are supported by research or teaching assistantships. We have strong research and educational programs in Algorithms and Complexity, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Databases, Data Mining, Information Assurance, Programming Languages, Molecular Programming, Multimedia Systems, Networks, Operating Systems, Robotics, and Software Engineering. Our department has over $16 million in active research grants. With the above interdisciplinary activities included, we contribute to active research and training grants totaling approximately $25 million.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in computer science or a closely related field.
  • Publication in top tier venues.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • A strong publication record.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to develop a high impact, externally funded research program.
  • Demonstrated ability to enhance ISU strategic research areas including, but not limited to, databases, security and privacy.
  • Experience working with or teaching diverse groups or diverse students.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to supervise research of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to engage in professional and institutional service and leadership.

Guaranteed Consideration Date: November 25, 2018

To Apply or For More Information:

  • Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

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  • Computer Sciences Hiring
    Computer Science
    Iowa State University
    2434 Osborn Dr
    226 Atanasoff Hall
    Ames, IA 50011
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