Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Type: 
Academic

Computer Science
Assistant Professor in Programming Languages
9 Month

Application Deadline: December 31, 2022; position open until filled.

Required Application Materials

Candidates are asked to apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22746 by submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and at least three letters of recommendation by 31 December 2022, or until the position has been filled. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact faculty.search@uoregon.edu to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials.

The University of Oregon is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from applicants from underrepresented groups, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. In particular, candidates should describe previous activities mentoring members of underrepresented groups.

Position Announcement

The University of Oregon’s Computer Science Department invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Programming Languages, to begin in the fall of 2023. We seek candidates specializing in programming languages; candidates should have a strong formal background in programming languages/logic and have an interest in applying their theoretical investigations to practical issues. Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The Computer Science Department is well-known for its programming language research, especially for hosting the Oregon Programming Language Summer School; this event attracts ~100 students and ~10 top programming language researchers each summer.

We are a diverse and growing department with strengths in data science, high-performance computing, networking and distributed systems, in addition to programming languages.

Department or Program Summary

The Computer and Information Science Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Information Science. Instruction is provided by 16 tenure track faculty, 2 emeritus faculty, and 6 career instructor faculty. The department serves approximately 600 undergraduate and 90 graduate majors and offers a number of general education classes in the discipline. The primary research foci of the tenure track faculty are high-performance computing, data science, networking, and distributed systems with cross-cutting concerns of security and privacy.

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field at time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated commitment and contribution to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion.

About the University

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body, as well as campus-wide efforts to build a welcoming, inclusive community. UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. We are located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.


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