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Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
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    Full Time

The College of Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is inviting applications for a tri-partite, full-time, tenure-track Faculty member, at the rank of Assistant Professor of Computer Science or Computer Systems Engineering. The successful applicant will begin August 2018.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, while the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.  We are interested in candidates capable of teaching core courses in computing, and whose research is relevant to Alaska.

The Anchorage campus offers a full complement of programs and courses, including in high-demand fields such as engineering, health, business and education, as well as in the liberal arts and sciences. UAA career and technical education programs are closely aligned with Alaska’s core industries, such as engineering, aviation, oil and gas. The College of Engineering is committed to meeting a continuing demand for new engineering, computer science and mapping professionals in the State of Alaska and beyond. In particular, this position will help meet rising demand for Computer Science and Computer Systems Engineering graduates.  



We are seeking a candidate with teaching and research expertise, and experience commensurate with a tenure-track Assistant Professor of either Computer Science or Computer Systems Engineering in a university setting. The successful candidate must have the ability to work collaboratively on research and academic projects across disciplines with other faculty.  Graduate-level training in computer science, computer engineering or related fields is required, as are excellent writing skills, and an ability to advise and work with diverse individuals and groups that includes undergraduate students, faculty, university administrators, and the general public.  An ability to be a public spokesperson for the program and the university, and the capacity to acquire funding from external sources and publish in peer-reviewed outlets in the field are desired. General background should be in a closely related field. 

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support University of Alaska mission of performing teaching, research, and public service;
  • Revise and develop curricular programs in computer science and/or computer engineering;
  • Develop and teach at the lower and upper division levels in computer science and engineering;
  • Help establish a strong externally funded research program;
  • Mentor and supervise students;
  • Hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) taught;
  • Provide university, professional and community service.

Education and Experience Requirement:

Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field is required. Candidates with all but degree at time of application may be considered, with the requirement that the Ph.D. must be awarded before August 2018. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred either by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education as determined by UAA based on a review by a foreign educational credential evaluation service recognized by UAA. 

Length of time and type of experience required for this position should be appropriate to the rank of tenure track assistant or associate professor.

Successful candidates must have demonstrated their ability to teach core computer engineering and computer science courses and upper level undergraduate courses in one or more areas of specialization. Course development and curriculum development experience is preferred. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. 

SPECIAL NOTE: The College of Engineering is willing to provide H1B visa sponsorship for this position. Upon employment offer, successful candidates must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment.

Required Application Documents:

Please attach the following:

  1. Cover Letter;
  2. Curriculum vitae (must include the names, positions, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references);
  3. Statement of proposed research, including student mentoring;
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy;
  5. Exemplary publications or papers;
  6. Other supporting documents that demonstrate effective teaching (e.g., evaluations, course syllabus, teaching materials).

Experience the “Big, Wild Life” at the University of Alaska Anchorage. UAA is the largest of the three main campuses of the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 20,000 students. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, is a vibrant community with an ethnically diverse population of 300,000, offering a lively intellectual and cultural life. UAA maintains close connections with Anchorage-based government, business and nonprofit employers, giving students a wide range of opportunities for internships, research and real-world experience. UAA’s campus is connected to 250 miles of trails where students and employees can enjoy wooded seclusion, mountain vistas and ocean views.

The Alaskan summers range from highs in the 60’s and 70’s and can even reach into the 80’s for periods of time. The best part of Alaska summers are the long days. Despite the reputation, during the winter months Anchorage actually has a warmer climate than other cold-weather cities like Chicago or Minneapolis because it’s on the ocean. An average of 79 inches of snow falls on Anchorage every year. The city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and a strong sense of community that makes it attractive for growing families. Anchorage is also the hub for business and industry in Alaska, and leaders of those communities actively seek to employ UAA graduates.

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance/nondiscrimination


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