Computer Science and Statistics

College of Arts and Sciences

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Department of Computer Science and Statistics

Position Title:             Assistant Professor of Computer Science

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2018. Second consideration applications must be submitted by December 15, 2018. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (December 15, 2018) may not be given full consideration.


The Assistant Professor position is full time, 9-month academic year, tenure-track, permanent, with appointment to begin academic year 2019-20.

The University of Rhode Island invites applications for Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Statistics. We are seeking candidates who can contribute to teaching and research in computer science.

This position balances computer science teaching with collaborative research opportunities. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in areas related to cybersecurity, data science, data visualization, high-performance computing, machine learning, computer systems, compilers, programming languages, or other closely related fields.

Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment and capacity to initiate new funded research as well as to expand, complement, and collaborate with existing research programs in the Department of Computer Science and Statistics and beyond. It is expected that all candidates will also be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, including developing new courses related to their research expertise, and to supervising and mentoring students.

Duties: Conduct research, obtain external research funding, and participate in interdisciplinary research; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise graduate students.



  1. Ph.D. in computer science or closely related area, awarded by August 2019.
  2. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a quality collaborative and externally funded research program in a field of interest to the department.
  3. Demonstrated ability to teach computer science.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.


  1. Developing new courses and innovative curricular programs in Computer Science.
  2. Developing collaborative relationships with other partners in Rhode Island, the region and the nation.
  3. Increasing the diversity of the faculty and scholarship in the department; provide a role model for students of diversity.
  4. Improving recruitment and retention of undergraduate and graduate students and strengthening learning and research outcomes.
  5. Contributing to teaching of a variety of computer science courses in fields such as introductory programming, cyber security, data science, computer systems, compilers, and algorithms.

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