American University — Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for up to two tenure-line positions at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 1, 2017.

Research expertise may be in any area of computer science. Following the department’s strong recent hires in the interdisciplinary areas of computational neuroscience and gaming, the university seeks to build computer science’s core program areas, which may include machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, computer graphics, analytics, databases and information retrieval, computational media, human-computer interactions, numerical and symbolic computation, simulation, programming languages, or software methodology and engineering. Preference will be given to individuals who can contribute to a vibrant research environment, complement current research areas in the department, teach one or more of the core program areas, and expand the university’s capacity in the area of big data.

The Computer Science Department is currently in a period of expansion, and is poised to become a leader in the university’s technology and innovation sectors. To support this trajectory, the department will soon be moving to a new building that is designed to promote cross-department collaboration. The new building will be shared with the Physics, Mathematics and Statistics Departments, as well as with the Gaming program, the Collaborative for Applied Perceptual Research and Innovation (CAPRI), and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Incubator.


All applicants should have a strong record of or potential for externally sponsored research. We are especially eager to recruit candidates with established research partnerships or the ability to form such partnerships in the Washington, DC area. Preference will be given to candidates who also have a record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students. Teaching responsibilities will include core courses in computer science and more advanced courses in the applicant’s area of specialty. Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field is required; post-doctoral or industry experience is preferred.


Applicants should include a statement of research outlining their research focus (or foci) and future plans for developing a nationally competitive, externally funded research program at American University. In addition, applications should include statements of research and teaching experience, links to research publications, a CV, and three letters of references. Please submit application via: Review of applications will begin December 2, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled.

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