Assistant Professor of Teaching, Computer Science & Engineering

University at Buffalo

United States

January 1, 2023


Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor of Teaching, Computer Science & Engineering

Department Computer Science and Engineering Posting Number F220107 Posting Link https: // www. Employer State Faculty Appointment Term Term Position Type UUP Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Fiscal Year 2022-2023

Position Summary

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at University at Buffalo (UB) invites candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer). We are particularly looking for candidates who have a passion for teaching and can operate effectively in a team environment and in a diverse community of students and faculty and share our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential.

Duties include teaching and development of computer science and computer engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level; service which may include student advisement; industry internships; laboratory and instrumentation upgrades; student excellence initiatives; program assessment and accreditation; diversity enhancement; and external educational grant support in collaboration with the CSE Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Committees. Successful candidates will help support the establishment of a new course-based MS program have a particular expertise in optimal-control and working with large stochastic systems, reinforcement learning, machine learning and deep learning, as well optimal control in multi-agent systems.

About the Department The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) offers BS degrees in computer science (accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, httQs: //www., and in computer engineering (accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, httQs ://www., a combined 5-year BS-MS program, a minor in computer science, a Certificate in Data-Intensive Computing, and several joint programs (BS in Computer Science/MBA, BS in Computational Physics, BA in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary – Cognitive Science Concentration, BS in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology – CSE concentration) as well as MS and PhD programs in Computer Science & Engineering.

The department currently has over 50 faculty, including 15 teaching faculty, approximately 1,200 undergraduate majors, 550 masters' students and 160 PhD students. Over twenty junior faculty members have been hired since 2010, and we are continuing to expand. Two members of our faculty currently hold key university leadership positions, and eight members of our faculty are IEEE and/or ACM Fellows. The department is well known for offering excellent collaborative and nurturing environment for faculty. A cohort of five junior faculty received the CAREER awards in 2019, setting a national record.

Our faculty members are actively involved in cutting-edge research and successful interdisciplinary programs and centers devoted to biometrics; bioinformatics; biomedical computing; computational and data science and engineering; computer vision and multimedia systems; database systems; document analysis and recognition; programming languages; high performance computing; cybersecurity; embedded, networked and distributed systems; machine learning and artificial intelligence; connected and autonomous vehicles and sustainable transportation; and theory of computation. Our faculty has an excellent publication record.

Since 2015, the department has moved up its rank to be among the top 40 on and is among the top 25 in two recent years (2017 and 2019). During the same period, our research expenditure has grown from $4.5 million (for AY 2015- 2016) to $6.3 million (AY 2019-2020).

About the University The University at Buffalo (US), a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), is the largest and most comprehensive university in The State University of New York (SUNY) system, with about 22,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate and professional students and 1600 fulltime faculty. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has 7,300 students enrolled across 9 academic departments. About Buffalo Buffalo is a city with a rapidly growing economy, eclectic neighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibrant theater and music community, the Lake Erie waterfront, a city-wide system of parks designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams. The awe-inspiring Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes away. The department is located on the UB North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area that combines outstanding public schools and services with a surprisingly low cost-of- living.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the University at Buffalo will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants should have a PhD degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field.
  • Degree must be conferred prior to appointment.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive experience teaching at the University level.
  • Physical Demands Type Full-Time Campus North Campus Posting Alerts Special Instructions Summary

    The application package should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a Teaching statement no longer than two pages; a Diversity Statement; contact information for three references who can discuss the candidate's teaching experience; and teaching evaluations for previous courses taught if available. Applicants are specifically asked to emphasize their educational, not their research accomplishments. The cover letter should explicitly include the number of semester/quarters as a lead course instructor. When selected for interview referees will be emailed to upload their reference letter.

    Applicants must answer the following question submitted as “Diversity Statement.” Applications submitted without a response to this question will not be considered: "What skills do you see as necessary when choosing curriculum and learning activities for a diverse group of students?

    Additional Information

    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

    Is a background check required for this posting? No Background Check Notification

    Contact Information

    Contact's Name Carl Alphonce

    Contact's Title Professor of Teaching Contact's Email Contact's Phone 716-645-4739

    Posting Dates

    Posted 07/19/2022

    Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled Date to be filled 01/01/2023


    Number of References Required 3

    Reference Cutoff Date Instructions to Applicant

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Please indicate your current employment affiliation with the University at Buffalo.
  • Faculty
  • Faculty Student Association (FSA)
  • Research Foundation Employee
  • State Classified
  • State Professional
  • UB Foundation
  • TA/GA
  • Student
  • No Current Employment Affiliation
  • How did you first hear about this employment opportunity?
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Conference
  • Personal Referral
  • Other
  • Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Teaching Statement
  • Diversity Statement
  • Optional Documents

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