American University — Open Rank, Computer Science

Position Announcement: Open Rank
Department of Computer Science
College of Arts and Sciences
American University

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Science at American University invites applications for two full-time, tenure-line positions beginning August 1, 2020. One of the positions is at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The other position is at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2020 in the field of Computer Science. Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring. 

We are looking for candidates who are strongly committed to excellence in scholarly research, are effective teachers, and are excited at the prospect of joining a growing department where they will be able to make their mark and join a friendly, collegiate and highly accomplished team. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of high-quality scholarship. The committee will consider candidates in all areas of research with emphases on individuals engaged in large scale projects that make use of high performance computing tools and on individuals engaged in cybersecurity projects. Other areas of research of interest to the department include Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Database Management, and Networking. Excellent 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 1. Please submit applications via Interfolio: 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 located in the nation’s capital within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts. 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. Computer Science also falls within several areas of strategic focus identified by the university president in her strategic plan, such as Data Science and Security. Along with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Department of Physics, the Game Lab, 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 and a Master’s program with four different tracks (Applied, Data Science, Game, and Cybersecurity). A combined Ph.D. program with the Mathematics and Statistics Department is being discussed. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the department of Computer Science at 

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