Assistant Professor - Data Science - Smart Cities and Infrastructure -
: H0108 Computer Science
Commensurate with experience
The University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant
professor position in Data Science with a focus on Smart Cities and
Infrastructure. The appointment will begin September 1, 2022, in the
Department of Computer Science. Candidates must demonstrate an outstanding
scholarly record of research, exhibited by high-impact peer-reviewed
publications and a forward-looking, vigorous research agenda that will secure
competitive, external funding as Principal Investigator (PI).
An exceptional researcher in data science and related areas such as artificial
intelligence and machine learning is sought to join our fast-growing
department and academic programs. Research expertise in any promising area
related to data science will be considered including, but not exclusively,
foundational theory of algorithms related to processing of massive structured,
unstructured, high dimensional and noisy data as well as applied research
relevant to applications in smart cities/communities, infrastructure, and
The University of Houston launched an ambitious strategic plan to expand its
research operations and strengthen its innovation ecosystem. Five
institutional research thrusts alongside university-level institutes have been
established to address number of research challenges aimed at solving societal
challenges (https: // uh.edu/research/about/thrusts). The recruited faculty
member will have an opportunity to collaborate with existing researchers and
newly recruited faculty members working in the broad area of Data Science and
will have the opportunity to pursue multi-disciplinary research.
The University of Houston draws on the strengths of a diverse community of
students, faculty, and staff to enrich the educational experience, broaden
participation in computing, and meet the needs of emerging technology. We have
one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and are committed to
actively recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. We welcome
candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has
prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from
underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. The Department is
particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with
students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving
access to higher education for disadvantaged students. Experience in mentoring
women and minorities in STEM fields is desired.
The University is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and has been
recognized as the second most racially and ethnically diverse research
institution in the nation. The University of Houston is an ADVANCE
institution, one of a select group of universities in receipt of National
Science Foundation funds in support of our commitment to increase the number
and success of women faculty in the STEM fields. The University of Houston is
responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials (CV,
cover letter, teaching philosophy, research statement, and publications) by
January 3, 2022. For inquiries about this position, prospective applicants are
encouraged to contact the computer science department chair, Prof. Shishir
The department of Computer Science is home to a dynamic and interdisciplinary
group of 30+ full-time faculty members and over 1400+ students across its BS,
MS, and PhD programs. The department currently has a strong emphasis on
research that spans AI and machine learning with cross-cutting applications
related to cybersecurity, high-performance computing, blockchain, IoT, data
science, natural language processing, graphics, visualization, biomedical and
healthcare computing, and much more! Research in the department is and has
been funded by numerous agencies, including the National Science Foundation,
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Standards and Technology,
and the U.S. Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, Energy, and
Transportation. According to csrankings.org, the University of Houston
Computer Science is highly ranked in AI, which includes research in Natural
Language Processing, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Computational Biology
and Bioinformatics, Computer Vision, and Web and Information Retrieval. In
addition, the department is highly ranked in other research areas including
Computer Graphics, Visualization, Economics of Computations, Distributed and
Parallel Computing, and Human-Computer Interaction.
The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Science, Statistics, Data Science,
or related discipline. Applicants must complete their degree before the
starting date of the appointment.
Demonstrated ability to develop a record of outstanding research
productivity and impact in fundamental aspects of data science.
The ability to secure external funding is required. Demonstrated ability
to teach effectively in-person, online, or in blended learning for courses
in areas such as data analytics, deep learning, algorithms and theory,
data structures, IoT, and related areas.
Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for faculty appointments
and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at
the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal
Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of
Application, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Research Statement,
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