Assistant Professor in Computing and Software Systems

University of Washington

United States

Position Description

The Division of Computing and Software Systems (CSS) in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) invites applications for two tenure-track positions in CSS 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, 2019.

Faculty in this position will perform teaching, research, and service and will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and supporting and enhancing learning for diverse populations. This position may focus on, but is not limited to: Software Engineering (including related expertise in Programming Languages and Software Architecture), Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, and Cloud Computing. Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science and software engineering as well as developing new courses, supervising and attending capstone projects and presentations, and supervising Master’s theses. Faculty are expected to publish high-quality research and acquire external funding for their research. 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. Service includes division, school, and university committee work and participation in local, regional, and international professional organizations.

The Division of Computing and Software Systems (CSS) is among the largest and fastest growing computer science departments in the Pacific Northwest. The division offers a BS in Computer Science and Software Engineering degree, BA in Applied Computing degree, a BA in Interactive Media and Design degree which is jointly run with the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, a BS in Computer Engineering degree which is jointly run with Electrical Engineering in the division of Engineering and Mathematics, an MS in Computer Science and Software Engineering degree, an MS in Cybersecurity Engineering degree, and a graduate certificate in Software Design and Development. The 25 full-time faculty of the division are committed to excellence in research and teaching in a number of areas, including: Software Engineering, Data Mining, Computer Vision, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Bioinformatics, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, and Human Factors in Computing and Software Systems. In the past few years, several members of the CSS faculty have been successful in winning grants from NSF, NSA, DHS, and other agencies as well as in collaborating with local IT companies including Microsoft and Amazon. The division has well-equipped labs and facilities to conduct teaching and research.

Diversity is a core value of University of Washington Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement

The Bothell campus of the University of Washington was founded as an innovative, interdisciplinary campus within the University of Washington system — one of the premier institutions of higher education in the US. Faculty members have full access to the resources of a major research university, with the culture and close relationships with students of a small college. Situated just 20 miles from downtown Seattle in the midst of the Pacific Northwest's technology corridor — one of the largest and most dynamic software and technology industry concentrations in the world — UWB offers unmatched opportunities for collaborative work with industry and an excellent environment for developing creative approaches to teaching, research, and community collaborations. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.


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

Please submit the following application materials and provide names/contact information for three references who will be prepared to submit letters of recommendation upon request.

Cover Letter Addressing Qualifications

Curriculum vitae
Teaching philosophy statement and interests including any available evidence of teaching excellence.
Research plan
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.
Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by February 1, 2019 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.

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