Assistant Professor - Computer Science - 20401BR
Assistant Professor - Computer Science
Electrical Engr & Comp Science
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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: // diversityrecognition.asee.org/award-
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.
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
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.
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: // employment.ku.edu/academic/20401BR2. 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
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
Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
Application Review Begins
Monday, November 15, 2021
Anticipated Start Date
Thursday, August 18, 2022