Assistant Professor - Computer Science

University of Kansas

United States

November 9, 2021


Assistant Professor - Computer Science - 20401BR

Assistant Professor - Computer Science


Electrical Engr & Comp Science


University of Kansas Lawrence Campus



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Position Overview

The University of Kansas (KU) Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) seeks outstanding individuals for a full-time, tenure track, academic year (9-month) position in Computer Science. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the development of academic programs and contribute to the research community. Applicants are expected to have an earned doctorate, or equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or closely related field at the time of appointment. Applicants focusing on any area related to programming languages and/or static analysis, including but not limited to: type systems; language semantics; automated software engineering; program analysis; partial evaluation; symbolic execution; and/or model checking are encouraged to apply.

The University of Kansas School of Engineering (SoE) and the EECS Department strongly value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates who can contribute to fostering an inclusive culture. In Spring 2019, KU SoE was one of only 29 universities to achieve the exemplar, inaugural ASEE Diversity Recognition Bronze Award https: // recipients/1. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the appointment.

EECS is the largest department in the KU School of Engineering with 34 faculty members and a research volume of over $6 million per year. Faculty engage in research projects across multiple areas of interest through the department, the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center (ITTC), the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), and the KU Medical Center. The EECS department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and interdisciplinary computing. The department has approximately 750 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. The KU School of Engineering has added new faculty lines over a five-year period and has expanded research and teaching facilities.

Job Description

40% - Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department. Participate in undergraduate and graduate student academic advising. Mentor graduate students in research and serve as the major advisor and chair of Master's and Doctoral level thesis committees.

40% - Perform and conduct research. Establish a strong research agenda in areas of expertise that overlaps, supports, or expands the current research in the department, leading to external grant support and publication in recognized refereed journals and conference proceedings. Collaborate with faculty and professional staff on KU campuses, industry partners, external universities, etc.

20% - Perform Department, School, University, and professional service activities normally expected of university faculty commensurate with rank. Participating in local, national and international professional conferences and other activities appropriate to the discipline. Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.

Required Qualifications

1. Earned doctorate, or equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or a closely related scientific or engineering discipline by the start date of appointment (August 18, 2022).

2. Expertise in any area related to programming languages and/or static analysis, including but not limited to: type systems; language semantics; automated software engineering; program analysis; partial evaluation; symbolic execution; and/or model checking.

Additional Candidate Instructions

To apply and for more information, go to https: // A complete online application will include the following: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research interests and plans, 4) a statement of teaching interests including plans for broadening participation in computing, 5) a diversity statement, typically on the order of two pages, outlining contributions and/or plans to contribute to diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging, and 6) contact information (including email addresses) for three references.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.

  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Review of application materials begins November 15, 2021 and continues until a qualified pool of candidates is identified.

    Contact Information to Applicants

    Erik Perrins eecssearch@ku.edu3

    Advertised Salary Range

    Commensurate with experience

    Application Review Begins

    Monday, November 15, 2021

    Anticipated Start Date

    Thursday, August 18, 2022

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