Utah State University

  • Assistant Professor Tenure Track

    City Logan Campus
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/18/2019 2:15 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    College of Science
    Computer Science
    Advertised Salary
    Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
  • Overview

    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 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. 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 at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    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. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    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 (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate 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. Learn more at https://equity.usu.edu/. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.



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