Assistant Professor / Associate Professor, FY 15 CS Assistant/Associate Professor - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Tenure-track faculty position with expectations that the individual will engage in research activities including publications, mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, securing external funds for his/her research program as well as contribute to the University’s teaching and service missions.

Multiple Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
Software Engineering Focus: CyberSecurity and Big Data
Department of Computer Science
The University of Alabama

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Alabama invites applications for two (2) faculty positions at either the Assistant or Associate levels, to begin August 2015. The area of focus is software engineering, with specific application to cybersecurity and big data. Outstanding candidates from all areas of software engineering and computer science will be considered. At the time of appointment, candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field, with solid evidence of superior research and scholarly accomplishments, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching.

The University of Alabama is considered the Capstone of higher education in Alabama and is also the largest institution in the State, with an enrollment of roughly 35,000 students. The University was ranked in 2014 by US News and World Report as 36th among US public universities. In 2012-2013, the University led the nation among public universities for National Merit Scholars. Additionally, over the past five years, the University is second only to Harvard in the number of Goldwater Scholars.

The Department of Computer Science, housed in the College of Engineering, has twenty-two faculty members (14 tenured/tenure track faculty, six of whom have interests in software engineering), roughly 450 undergraduates in an ABET accredited B.S. degree program, and approximately 50 M.S. and Ph.D. students. The department also offers a newly created Software Engineering Concentration for its undergraduates.

The Department and College of Engineering are undergoing a period of extensive growth. The Department is housed in a new state-of-the art four building science and engineering complex. The software engineering faculty in the Department are PIs or co-PIs on 12 active awards (over $3.6M) across four funding agencies. For more information about the Software Engineering Group at UA, please visit

The Department is home to the Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS), which currently has over $10M in funding focused on technology to improve public safety, law enforcement, homeland security and traffic safety. CAPS is actively seeking to establish research collaborations with faculty members. For more information, please visit

In addition, our faculty work with the newly created UA Cyber Institute (UACI), which is tasked with consolidating the Cyber research, teaching and service activities across the University.

Details regarding the application process are available at For information or questions about the position, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Carver, chair of the search committee, at

Additional Position Information

Provide the names of 3 references. Include in cover letter.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to apply online at and attach resume and the names of three references

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Computer Science
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter