Computer Science Faculty Opening

The Department of Computer Science in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor that will begin on August 22, 2022. This is a full time, 9 month position. The successful candidate will establish an independent, externally funded research program, which includes mentorship of undergraduates and graduate students. The area of research specialization for this position is open. They will have teaching responsibilities in our lecture and laboratory courses. They will also contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring, while supporting diversity and inclusion and a commitment to justice. Service to the Department, College, and University is also expected. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related discipline by July 1, 2022. Experience with effective and innovative teaching methods, such as active learning, is preferred. Please see https://z.umn.edu/scsecareers for more information. 

The Department of Computer Science is committed to providing engaging and contemporary learning environments for all students interested in the profession of computer science. Students work closely with our faculty on a wide array of multidisciplinary research topics and participate in opportunities to extend the reach of computer science in the community. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). The M.S. degree, a two year program in Computer Science, provides a firm foundation in research and applications in Computer Science. 

We are especially interested in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty to maintain the excellence of the Department, College, and University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Minnesota Duluth values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to achieving excellence. We strongly encourage women, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latinx, Asian American, Hawaiian/Island Pacific, mixed race, and disabled scholars to apply. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College's distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives and intercultural understanding with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. 

We recognize that excellence in teaching and research form the basis for any successful candidate. To that end, we are implementing an anonymized search process. Please see https://z.umn.edu/scsecareers for a description of the application steps. Applications must include four documents: an anonymized research and teaching statement; a statement that demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, inclusion, and a diverse student population; a curriculum vita; and a list of four professional references. Go to the University of Minnesota Job Site and search for job ID 343782. Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Arshia Khan ([email protected]). Review of complete applications will start October 27, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.  

The University of Minnesota Duluth campus is part of the University of Minnesota public university system and is the second largest research university within the U of M system. UMD is a comprehensive university of about 11,000 students located along the shores of Lake Superior. The Duluth campus is affiliated with the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and School of Medicine, and is home to the Natural Resources Research Institute, the Large Lakes Observatory, and the Advanced Materials Center. Duluth is also the site of a major US EPA Research Laboratory. A dynamic city on a hill situated at the western tip of Lake Superior, Duluth was named Outdoor magazine’s Best Outdoors Town, celebrating its access to the outdoors and to Lake Superior—the largest freshwater lake on earth by area. Duluth is home to hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, and skiing trails, including the Superior Hiking Trail, a 300+ mile trail intersecting Duluth, and the Duluth Traverse, an 85-mile multi-use biking and hiking trail stretching across town. In addition to the outdoors, the Twin Ports area has vibrant music, arts, crafts, and craft brewing scenes, and a variety of award-winning restaurants. Duluth is a truly wonderful place to live, with great schools, health care, and affordable housing. It mixes its historic small-town feel with a dynamic urban economy and many cultural offerings.

UMD is committed to supporting our colleagues. The University of Minnesota has a robust policy with respect to opportunity hires for partners. Parental leaves and on-campus child care are available. The Swenson College has a mentoring program to facilitate professional success. Swenson College Howard Higholt Professorships are also available to support outstanding tenure-track faculty who are committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable institution.