Utah State University

Assistant Professor Tenure Track

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 5 months ago(10/18/2019 2:15 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
College of Science
Computer Science
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Computer Science, in the College of Science at Utah State University, invites applications for up to two Assistant Professor positions at the Logan campus. These are academic year (nine-month), tenure-track positions. The relative weights assigned to domains of responsibility are 50% in research or creative endeavors, 40% in teaching, and 10% in service. The department is interested in strengthening and expanding its focus in Machine Learning, Computer Security, Software Engineering, Quantum Computing, and Human Computer Interaction, but strong applicants in other areas may be considered. The anticipated start date is August 2020.


Applicants will be expected to create a research program that is consistently productive, sustainable, and nationally recognized for excellence. Applicants will also be expected to contribute effectively to the instructional mission of the university; the normal teaching load in the Computer Science Department is three semester-length courses per year, with a reduced teaching load (one course in fall semester and one course in spring semester) in the first two years. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate effectiveness in service to the operations and governance of the University, to their professional societies, or to the outreach and extension mission of the University.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must have completed a PhD in computer science or closely related discipline by the time of appointment.
  • The position requires demonstrated research success, a significant potential for attracting external research funding, excellence in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • The ability to supervise student research, and excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


Required Documents

  1. Cover letter (additional instructions appear below)
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) (to be uploaded to the candidate profile under "Resume")
    (if applicable, include proposals written and funded, publications and their impact factor or ranking, and service)
  3. One page Research Statement (research experience and interests, short-term research agenda, long-term research agenda, and collaboration opportunities with other faculty members)
  4. One page teaching statement (teaching philosophy, teaching experience, a list of courses capable of teaching, and a list of courses desired to teach)
  5. Names and contact information (including email addresses) for three references must also be provided in the candidate profile.


Application reviews will begin in early January 2020. For more information, please contact:

Curtis Dyreson, Associate Professor
Search Committee Chair
Department of Computer Science
Email: Curtis.dyreson@usu.edu


Additional Document Submission Information

  • Please upload the Cover Letter, Teaching Statement, and Research Statement into the candidate profile under "Other documents."
  • Each file should follow the naming convention: CS_[applicant last name]_[3 letters of applicant first name]_file type

(for example, the cover letter for an applicant named John Smith should be named "CS_Smith_Joh_CoverLetter"). 

  • For letters of recommendation, applicants must request references to submit confidential letters directly to a Box folder hosted by USU. Applicants must provide letter writers with the link: https://bit.ly/2VI8vSQ. Reference letters should be labeled following the naming convention:

CS_[applicant last name]_[3 letters of first name]_[reference last name]

(for example, "CS_Smith_Joh_Reflastname").


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The Computer Science Department has approximately 600 undergraduate majors, 53 M.S., 18 Ph.D. students, 14 tenure-track faculty, and 3 non-tenure track faculty. CS faculty's research expertise falls in the following areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Data Science, Software and Systems, Security, Algorithms, and Education. The department's BS degrees are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. USU is a Carnegie Research Doctoral extensive University with over 20,000 students.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.

Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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