Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7081560

Posted: July 23, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Organizational Summary:

Computer Science and Engineering has 28 tenure-track/tenured faculty members, 12 instructors, 3 visiting assistant professors, and 6 staff members/advisors, and offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees, serving over 2000 undergraduates, about 120 masters, and about 100 PhD students. USF CSE has a strong working relationship with CyberFlorida. CSE ranks include twelve NSF CAREER awardees, one National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow, three IEEE Fellows, three IAPR Fellows, three AAAS Fellows, and three AIMBE Fellows. USF CSE is in the top 10% of Computer Science departments in US public universities. This ranking is according to most recent Academic Analytics data based on Scholarly Research Index AAD2019 using default weights for grants, articles, conferences, awards, and citations. The Computer Engineering graduate program was ranked #52 among US public universities by US News and World Report (2021). USF CSE faculty members have 38 issued patents, own 6 copyrights, and have executed 13 license/option agreements between FY2016-FY2020.

Established in 1964 and currently led by Dean Robert H. Bishop, the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida is ranked #61 among public institutions (#98 overall) by U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 engineering graduate school rankings. The college serves more than 6,000 students, offering eleven bachelor’s programs, seven ABET-accredited, as well as 12 master’s and eight doctoral degrees. The College is actively engaged in local and global research activities with $34.1million in research expenditures for the fiscal year 2019-2020. The College has 12 major research centers and institutes and is actively engaged in local and global research activities focused on sustainability, biomedical engineering, computing technology and transportation.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at

Position Summary:

Applications are invited for multiple tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering starting January or August 2022. Candidates should have an established record of outstanding-quality research publications and a commitment for excellence in teaching. We expect successful candidates to contribute to our diversity and inclusion efforts. Affiliation with the USF Institute for Artificial Intelligence + X and/or the Institute of Applied Engineering is possible for candidates with research areas that meet the institute needs. The Institute for AI + X is a university wide research and education center for AI with a focus on collaboration across disciplines. The Institute of Applied Engineering provides agile, best-value engineering solutions to enhance the performance, effectiveness and safety of its sponsors, including the Department of Defense; other federal, state and local agencies; and industry.



Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor.


Preferred candidates should have completed a PhD in computer science or a related discipline at the time of starting the position.
Preference will be given to candidates in strategic research areas that have high funding potential from federal funding agencies including NSF, NIH, DARPA, etc.

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