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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, & Natural Language

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona 85281
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (CIDSE) seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP). All aspects of AI and Machine Learning will be of interest including knowledge representation, deep learning, adversarial learning, sparse learning, optimization methods, and reinforcement learning. Areas of NLP will include question answering, natural language understanding, connecting language and machine perception, dialog systems, document understanding, natural language generation, and machine translation. The originality and potential impact of each candidate’s work are higher priorities than the specific area of research.

The AI and Machine Learning groups in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering include faculty working on a variety of topics including natural language processing, computer vision, automated planning, knowledge representation and machine learning with applications to robotics, security and intelligent tutors. Extensive collaborations exist across the university, including School of Human Evolution and Social Change (https://shesc.asu.edu/), Department of Biomedical Informatics (https://health.asu.edu/department-biomedical-informatics), the Biodesign Institute (https://biodesign.asu.edu/), School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (https://ccj.asu.edu/programs/bs/criminology-and-criminal-justice) and the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict (https://csrc.asu.edu/). The current opening is intended to broaden this expertise and expand collaborations.

We seek applicants who will contribute to our programs and expand collaborations with existing faculty at ASU. Located in Tempe with easy access to the outdoors and urban amenities, ASU's vibrant and innovative approaches to research and teaching are charting new paths in education and research in the public interest. Faculty members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and undertake service activities. ASU strongly encourages transdisciplinary collaboration and use-inspired, socially relevant research. Successful candidates will be encouraged to expand expertise and collaborations in these areas. Although the tenure home may be in any of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering is currently the most involved in the interest areas of this research.

Appointments will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2021.

Application deadline is January 10, 2021.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Apply at https://hiring.engineering.asu.edu/. Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio Dossier:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV
  • Statement describing research interests
  • Statement describing teaching interests
  • Diversity statement*
  • Contact information for at least three references

*The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.

For further information or questions about this position please contact Professor Chitta Baral at (chitta@asu.edu)

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU’s full non-­‐ discrimination statement (ACD 401) at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html andthe Title IX statement at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.


Required qualifications: Earned Ph.D., or equivalent, in Computer Science, or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Required qualifications also include demonstrated evidence of research capability and commitment to teaching excellence. 

Desired qualifications: Record of acquiring external funding and publication in top-tier journals/conferences as appropriate to the candidate’s rank, and a commitment to participating on and leading transdisciplinary teams addressing problems of high societal impact.




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Posted: 2020-11-30 Expires: 2021-01-29

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Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona 85281

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