Assistant Professor Search 2017

The Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at the University of Arkansas invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions with a start date of August 2018.  One position is earmarked for a candidate with expertise in big data analytics which includes, but is not limited to, data mining, big data management, data and visual analytics, and cloud computing systems. Applicants with expertise in big data applications are also welcome.  For the second tenure-track assistant professor position, we are interested in applicants within the areas of big data analytics, artificial intelligence, or machine learning.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related discipline and present a promising track record in scholarship through refereed journal and conference publications. Preferred qualifications include experience teaching in the field of computer science, computer engineering, or a related discipline in an accredited higher education environment and exposure to writing grant proposals.

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit or Applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) complete curriculum vitae, (3) statements of research and teaching, and (4) the names, titles, addresses, and contact information of three references. All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas’s employment system at at the url listed above. Completed applications received by Dec. 15, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Inquiries or questions may be directed to:


Dr. Susan Gauch

Chair, CSCE faculty Search Committee



The CSCE Department offers BS and MS degrees in Computer Science and in Computer Engineering as well as PhD degrees in Engineering with Computer Science or Computer Engineering as concentrations. The department consists of 18 full-time faculty members and is housed in the state-of-the-art J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Center for Academic Excellence with modern faculty offices, laboratories suitable for computational research, and classrooms. The Department is active in research and the average amount of new research awards per tenure-track faculty member is more than $168K per year for the past two fiscal years. There are four endowed chairs in the Department. Four of our faculty members are NSF CAREER award recipients. In addition, the Department is a strong participant in the University’s High Performance Computing (HPC) Center that allows its students and faculty access to additional computing resources.

The College of Engineering consists of eight departments that offer BS degrees in nine disciplines, MS degrees in ten disciplines, and a PhD degree in Engineering with several concentrations. The undergraduate enrollment in the college currently stands at nearly 4,000 and the graduate enrollment stands at over 950. The college has 114 tenure/tenure-track full-time faculty associated with it and externally funded annual research expenditures of approximately $19M. The college is a partner in a newly created NSF Engineering Research Center and multiple NSF I/UCRCs.

The University of Arkansas has invested over $450 million on newly expanded and modernized facilities since 2011. The campus enrollment is over 27,500 in 2017. The university was classified as a “research university with very high levels of research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation in 2011. The U.S. News & World Report identified the University of Arkansas as one of the country’s nine up-and-coming public universities and the Chronicle of Higher Education listed the university as one of the best in the country in which to work.


Northwest Arkansas is a vibrant economic region having a population of over 500,000 and is home to the corporate headquarters of Walmart, Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt Transport Services, all Fortune 500 companies. Fayetteville, the home of the University of Arkansas, is #3 Best Place to Live among the cities in the US according to the recent rankings from the US News and World Report.  For more information about the University and its location, see


The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.