Howard University — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Computer Science

The Howard University Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a tenure-track Computer Science Assistant Professor position starting in the fall semester 2022-2023 academic year. To complement the expertise of current faculty, address areas of strong interest to students, and enhance collaboration opportunities with local industries, the department is particularly interested in candidates with specializations in artificial intelligence, data science, software engineering, programming languages (e.g., C/C++, Python, Java), visualization (XR), and human-centered computing. Knowledge in project management, operating systems, computer networks, and databases is an advantage. Strong candidates in multi-disciplinary or emerging areas of computing are also encouraged to apply.

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with emphasis on educational opportunities for Black students providing research and advancement to impact Black communities. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Howard University. The ideal candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in her/his area of specialization, and courses of a fundamental/core nature, fulfilling all responsibilities related to those courses, and for engaging students from diverse backgrounds in learning. The successful candidate is expected to develop her/his own scholarly research, including mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Developing an active research program appropriate that leads to high-quality publications, grant applications, and engages students as participants is an expectation of the position. We especially encourage applicants whose goals and professional or life experiences enrich the department and who can serve as a role model to a diverse student population. Candidates are expected to have an excellent command of the English Language and should be familiar with technology infused academic environments. Industrial experience is highly desirable, but not required.

Applicants must hold a computer science doctorate degree, have demonstrated a strong potential for high-quality research in computing; and have a strong commitment and ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Application packages should include a cover letter, comprehensive curriculum vitae, statement of research plan, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, diversity and inclusion statement and the full names and contact information (postal address, phone number, and email address) of at least three professional references are to be submitted electronically to EECS@Howard.edu. Candidates must also provide a statement describing their commitments and capacities to contribute to Howard’s institutional mission of diversity, inclusion, and equity via their work, including scholarship, teaching, service, mentoring, and advising.

For more information on Howard University and the College of Engineering and Architecture, please visit www.howard.edu. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Priority consideration will be given to applications received before February 25, 2022. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. It is anticipated that the appointment will begin fall 2022.

Students pursue studies in more than 140 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. To date, Howard has awarded more than 120,000 degrees in the arts, the sciences, and the humanities, and more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. The historic main campus sits on a hilltop in Northwest Washington blocks from the storied U Street and Howard Theatre. We are two miles from the U.S. Capitol where many students intern, and scores of alumni shape national and foreign policy.

Howard is a leader in STEM fields. The National Science Foundation has ranked Howard as the top producer of African-American undergraduates who later earn science and engineering doctoral degrees. The University also boasts nationally ranked programs in social work, business and communications. To date, we have produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients.

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