Institute of Technology, University of Washington Tacoma

Position ID:UWT-Institute of Technology-TTCSS [#8456]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Positions in CSS
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tacoma, Washington 98402, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science / distributed and embedded systems, Cloud Computing, Databases, Distributed Systems, Systems, Distributed Algorithms, Machine Learning
Starting Date:2017/09/27
Appl Deadline:2016/12/15 finished (posted 2016/10/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

We seek applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Computer Science within the CS and Systems program at the Institute of Technology, University of Washington Tacoma. A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science or related field is required. Successful candidates will have demonstrated teaching skills, vigorous research agenda, and familiarity with industry practices. Priority is to attract outstanding candidates in one or two areas out of: • Software Systems, • Databases, • Distributed & Cloud Computing, • Bioinformatics, • Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Candidates who bridge systems research for machine learning are also strongly encouraged to apply. Outstanding applicants in other areas of computer science will also be given consideration. These are full-time positions with a nine-month service period beginning September 2017. The University of Washington Tacoma, one of three UW campuses, is an urban undergraduate and graduate level campus that is changing the face of its region economically, culturally, and architecturally. The Institute of Technology was created in 2001 through a public/private partnership to address the critical industry demand for baccalaureate and masters level computing and engineering professionals. The Institute’s 700+ students are enrolled in three undergraduate degree programs: Computer Engineering and Systems (ABET accredited), Computer Science and Systems, and Information Technology. In addition, UW Tacoma offers a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Systems, and a professional master’s degree in Cybersecurity and Leadership, in partnership with University of Washington Tacoma’s Milgard School of Business. The Institute will be expanding its degree offerings as it continues to grow. New undergraduate programs in Electrical Engineering, Cyber Engineering, and Industrial Engineering are in development. Our MS in Computer Science and Systems is also expanding by adding interdisciplinary, data centric tracks that leverage the research strengths of other academic units on campus, particularly in Data Science, GIS, Bioinformatics, Cybersecurity and Cyber-Physical Systems. The Institute is also the academic home for the Center for Data Science, with established world-wide research partnerships that currently engage the healthcare and insurance industries, corporate and government entities, and other universities, providing faculty, research staff and students with applied research opportunities. Please see for more details. Applicants should include: (1) a cover letter describing their academic qualifications and professional experiences, how they will bring value to the Institute’s curricula, and how they align or complement current faculty research interests. Applicant's statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further University of Washington Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion; (2) Samples of published research results and an outline of the candidate’s research goals and plans; (3) a description of teaching philosophy (including a list of courses the candidate is qualified to teach); (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (5) a curriculum vitae, and (6) contact information for at least three references. Applications must be submitted electronically to Tacoma is a culturally diverse, mid-sized urban city with growing racial, ethnic and immigrant communities. The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its core. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching and community collaborations. The campus commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit

Questions should be directed to the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Mohamed Ali ( & Dr. Ankur Teredesai ( ). This positions will remain open until filled, however applications received before November 15, 2016 receive a priority review. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. University of Washington Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

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Further Info:
1900 Commerce Street
Box 358426
Tacoma, WA 98402

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