American University — Assistant Professor / Open-Rank Professor of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Science at American University invites applications for three full-time, tenure-track positions beginning August 1, 2018. Two of these positions are at the rank of Assistant Professor while the third one is an open-rank position. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2018 in the field of Computer Science.

We are looking for candidates who are effective teachers, are strongly committed to excellence in scholarly research, and are excited at the prospect of joining a department in the making where they will be able to make their mark and join a friendly, collegiate and highly accomplished team. We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality scholarship in the area of Computer Science, including Artificial Intelligence (with emphases on Data Mining and Natural Language Processing), Game Development (with emphases on Game Technology and Artificial Intelligence in Games) and Computer Systems (with emphases on Database Management Systems, Networking and Computer Security, Software Engineering and UI/UX). Strong candidates in other research areas, especially with domains of applications compatible with those active at American University, will also be considered as we strongly welcome researchers who ignore traditional disciplinary boundaries. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school and university activities.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin by November 15. Please submit applications via: Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers. Please contact Professor Nathalie Japkowicz at if you have any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit

The Department of Computer Science is a small but exciting department with a growing student population and strong research achievements. American University has specifically identified Computer Science as one of its targets for growth, with the goal of making it a premium research and teaching unit within the university. Along with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Department of Physics, the Game Lab, the Collaborative for Applied Perceptual Research and Innovation (CAPRI), and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Incubator, the Department of Computer Science has moved into the brand new Don Myers Technology & Innovation Building. Computer Science currently offers an undergraduate program, but is in the process of finalizing its Master’s program, which will be offered as a 5-year BS/MS program or a 2-year MS program beginning in Academic Year 2018-2019. A proposal for a combined Ph.D. program with the Mathematics and Statistics Department as well as the Game Lab is also in the works. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the department at

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