Two Tenure Track Assistant Professors Search - 2020

The College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, invites nominations and applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering beginning in August 2020. All candidates must have Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or closely related discipline by the start of employment.

For the first position, we are interested in the area of data science, which includes, but not limited to, data mining, machine learning, and bioinformatics.

For the second position, we are interested in expertise in, but not limited to, embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, autonomous vehicles, Internet of Things, and cybersecurity.

The responsibilities of these positions include teaching, research, and service in the Computer Science and Computer Engineering Department. Successful applicants are expected to conduct research leading to scholarly publications in the appropriate area, write proposals to obtain external funding, establish an independent research program supported by external funding, develop graduate and undergraduate courses, provide curriculum material, construct syllabi, provide classroom instruction, write and administer exams, prepare and evaluate students, mentor students, serve on various faculty and student-oriented committees, exhibit participation and leadership in related professional societies and participate in the faculty decision-making for the department.


About the Department/College/University/Northwest Arkansas Area

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 3490 and the graduate enrollment stands at 949.

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 20 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. There are four endowed chairs in the Department. Four of our faculty members are NSF CAREER award recipients. For more information about the department, visit

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

 Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

 As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

 How to Apply

Applicants are requested to electronically submit: (a) their letter of application, (b) a comprehensive curriculum vita, (c) the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references, and (d) statement of teaching and research philosophy.

Applications should be submitted via University of Arkansas job board.

For data science position:

For embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, autonomous vehicles, Internet of Things, and cybersecurity position:

 Other inquiries or questions may be directed to:

Dr. Jia Di, CSCE Faculty Search Committee Chair

References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 6, 2020. Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed as necessary to fill the positions. Under the state’s Freedom of Information Act, after selected candidates are invited to campus, their names are available to the public. These positions are subject to a pre-employment criminal background. A criminal conviction, arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of these positions. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

 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.