Assistant Professor, Computer Science

University of Houston

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7087381

Posted: October 19, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering Technology at the University of Houston – Downtown (UHD) invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Computer Science. We are looking for outstanding candidates with expertise in area of artificial intelligence. The appointment will start in August 2022. Candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish an externally funded research program, and provide service and leadership to the campus and the scientific community. To be considered, candidates must describe their experience and future plans to promote equity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring, and research. Financial and in-kind resources will be made available to faculty who promote equity and inclusion at UHD, and work will be recognized as important university service during the faculty promotion process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Demonstrates a commitment to teaching excellence
Demonstrates a commitment to research/scholarship excellence
Demonstrates a commitment to service excellence
Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Prepares and teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses using different modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, online)
Advises and mentors students
Plays an active role in facilitating job opportunities for students by establishing and maintaining industry contacts
Participates in professional activities, including meetings, workshops, and other relevant activities including establishing appropriate relationships with industry
Demonstrates a commitment to program review, assessment, and accreditation activities
Performs other related duties as assigned to support the program and department


Required Qualifications: PhD. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field at the time of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

Proven record of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Proven teaching record at the university level
Successful grant writing
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communications skills
Industry experience
Experience or interest in developing and teaching hybrid and online courses
Experience in program review and accreditation such as SACSCOC and ABET

About University of Houston Downtown

For information about University of Houston-Downtown please visit our website at

The University of Houston-Downtown values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty who share these values. UHD is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) as well as Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) with a high proportion of first-in-family students.

The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. To receive full consideration, the complete application should be received by December 15, 2021 and it must include:

A cover letter, current curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended, names of three references
Teaching statement: a description of teaching experience and interests, discussing philosophy as well as modern pedagogies used or explored, mentoring experience, and ideas to enhance equity and inclusion
Research statement and selected publications

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Unofficial Transcripts, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Research Statement, Publications

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