University of Washington Bothell — Assistant Professor, Computing and Software Systems

Position Description
The Computing and Software Systems (CSS) Division of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate(s) will join our faculty on a full-time basis for a nine-month academic year appointment beginning September 16, 2022. We would like to encourage applications from candidates with research and teaching interests in: software engineering, network-centric computing (including networking, cybersecurity, Internet of Things, and mobile and edge computing), data-centric computing (including data science, machine learning, and databases), and entertainment computing. Interdisciplinary work is encouraged. All our faculty demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as a commitment to support and enhance learning for diverse populations. Successful candidates are expected to develop externally sponsored research programs, supervise graduate students, and teach and provide academic advising to students at all levels. Faculty are encouraged to establish working relationships with local high-tech companies, other units at UW Bothell, the other UW campuses in Seattle and Tacoma, and other institutions in the region.

CSS is among the largest computer science departments in the Pacific Northwest. The division offers a BS in Computer Science and Software Engineering, a BA in Applied Computing, a BA in Interactive Media Design (jointly run with the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences), a BS in Computer Engineering (jointly run with Electrical Engineering in the division of Engineering and Mathematics), an MS in Computer Science and Software Engineering, an MS in Cybersecurity Engineering, and a graduate certificate in Software Design and Development. All of our curricula are broadly-based in computer science and software engineering.

The 26 full-time CSS faculty members are committed to excellence in research and teaching in a number of areas, including: augmented reality, bioinformatics, computational biology, computer graphics, computer science education, computer vision, cybersecurity, data mining, high-performance computing, human factors in computing, Internet of Things, parallel and distributed computing, social computing, software engineering, and wireless networks. In the past few years, members of the CSS faculty have been successful in earning grants from NSF, NSA, DHS, and other agencies and foundations as well as in collaborating with local IT companies including Microsoft, T-Mobile, and Amazon. The division has well-equipped labs and facilities to conduct teaching and research.

The School of STEM is the largest school at UW Bothell, and we remain committed to attracting diverse faculty and staff who create an exceptional student experience in support of our core values of COLLABORATION, OPPORTUNITY, RIGOR, and ENGAGEMENT. Our faculty are dynamic educators who engage in innovative, evidence-based pedagogies. Seventy-five percent of UW Bothell faculty engage students as research collaborators, and we continue to develop community and industry partnerships to expand internship, capstone, and collaborative research opportunities for students and faculty. We offer twenty-three undergraduate and graduate degrees and eight minors across four Divisions (Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering and Mathematics, Physical Sciences). The School is housed in several buildings on a vibrant campus collocated on a restored 100-acre wetland with an active salmon stream, including the 74,000 square-foot Discovery Hall teaching and laboratory facility, with a new 77,000 square-foot STEM building in collaboration with Cascadia College opening in Fall 2023.

Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.

UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.

The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 % of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color.

The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone. To learn more about our commitment to diversity click here.

The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan, Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.

In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.

UW Bothell is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) that participates in the AANAPISI program. This program provides grants and related assistance to enable MSI to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders and low-income individuals.


  • Ph.D. in computer science or related field, or foreign equivalent, by the date of hire
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a wide variety of computer science courses including lower-level core courses
  • Demonstration of an active and growing research agenda through recent publications and/or grants
  • Demonstrated ability to establish a funded research program that is amenable to undergraduate and master’s students
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor undergraduate students in research
  • Demonstrated potential to support the UW Bothell mission and STEM core values, including the values of diversity and equal opportunity
  • Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

Teaching excellence: Demonstrates teaching competence and effective approaches to teaching; shows potential for high quality teaching.
Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity: Experience with and capacity for furthering UW Bothell’s commitment to equity and inclusion.
Interdisciplinarity: Ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary STEM environment, across disciplinary interests.
Service and collegiality: Evidence of willingness to work with others, be collaborative, and contribute to shared goals.

Please submit the following application materials. Applicants’ statements should detail how their teaching, service, and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Bothell’s commitment to equity and inclusion.

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy statement and interests including any available evidence of teaching excellence
  • Research statement, including both a description of previous work and collaborations and how that fits into future research agenda
  • Statement about a demonstrated commitment to diversity in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service.
  • Please include any experience in teaching or mentoring a diverse population of students.
  • Provide names/contact information for three references who will be prepared to submit letters of recommendation upon request

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by Friday, January 7, will receive priority consideration.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (