University of Oregon, Computer and Information Science Department

Position ID:UO-Computer and Information Science Department-AP [#15827]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map]
Subject Area: Computer Science / Programming Languages
Appl Deadline:2020/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2020/01/08, finished 2020/08/16, listed until 2020/02/15)
Position Description:    

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Programming Languages and Cybersecurity

The University of Oregon’s Computer and Information Science Department (CIS) invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Programming Languages (PL), to begin in fall 2020. We seek candidates specializing in PL approaches to Cybersecurity; candidates should have a strong formal background in programming languages/logic and have an interest in applying his/her theoretical investigations to the issues of security, privacy, and reliability. Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance the department’s existing strengths in programming languages and cybersecurity.

CIS is well-known for its programming language research, especially through hosting the Oregon Programming Language Summer School; this event attracts ~100 students and ~10 top programming language researchers each summer. (

CIS is home to the UO Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy ( UO is also a member of the Ripple University Blockchain Research Initiative that promotes research in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and cybersecurity.

We are a diverse and growing department with strengths in data science, high-performance computing, and networking and distributed systems. The department is looking to grow its research portfolio in programming languages and cybersecurity. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Requirements Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field in hand by time of appointment. Strong research record in the application of programming languages to cybersecurity.

Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated commitment and contribution to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Candidates are asked to apply on line at by submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and at least three letters of recommendation by 31 January 2020, or until the post has been filled. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials.

The University of Oregon is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. In particular, candidates should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups.

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

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Further Info:
Computer and Information Science
120 Deschutes Hall
1202 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1202

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