Rank-Renewable-Term Assistant Professor of Computer Science

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

Job posting number: #7117165 (Ref:if107253)

Posted: December 1, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

As part of a sustained, multiyear, strategic growth initiative, the School of Computer Science in the Gallogly College of Engineering (GCoE) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) seeks applications for two ranked-renewable-term assistant professor positions with a targeted start date of Fall 2023. We seek candidates whose teaching, research, and service have prepared them to be integral contributors to the advancement of our welcoming community. The candidates who fill these positions should look to bolster the school’s academic programs at all levels including our ABET-accredited Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science degree, and our MS and PhD degrees; support OU’s strategic plan with a particular emphasis on Pillar 2: Prepare Students for a Life of Success, Meaning, Service, and Positive Impact and Pillar 4: Become a Place of Belonging and Emotional Growth for All Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni; and further our efforts at retention and graduation of our large and heterogeneous student populations. We are particularly interested in candidates with broad knowledge in computer science and/or specialized experience in software engineering.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 31,000 students and has more than 2900 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. The School of Computer Science is growing rapidly in size and impact. As of Fall 2022, it has two dozen faculty from a wide variety of backgrounds and more than 800 students; features student-centric initiatives such as CS INCLUDES as well as vibrant research and teaching programs aligned with OU’s strategic plan; and is a key partner in OU’s world-class Data Science and Analytics Institute.

The University of Oklahoma invests in its faculty by providing support and resources through our Center for Faculty Excellence and Vice President for Research and Partnerships Office. The Gallogly College of Engineering supports faculty development through mentoring, new faculty orientation series, and access to research and educational supports. We encourage candidates to apply who are seeking to work in a rapidly growing college, in collegial interdisciplinary groups, and in strong academic units.


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Able to effectively teach computer science courses at all levels.
  • Able to effectively advise M.S. and Ph.D. students.
  • Able to effectively conduct research.
  • Able to effectively form research collaborations.

Preferences (Not Required):

  • Demonstrated passion for teaching as well as research.
  • Evidence of excellent and innovative instruction.
  • History of innovative research projects.
  • Demonstrated ethos of care and support of students.
  • Evidence of effective mentorship and guidance of research-active students.
  • History of commitment to supportive environments in the classroom, office, and lab.

Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/117354

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement that describes how their background and career goals will support success of engineering students, and the contact information for at least three references. A statement of research experience may be included but is optional.

Additional materials may be requested at a later date. The search will remain open until filled. Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Dean Hougen, University of Oklahoma, [email protected].

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