Computer Science Faculty Opening

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Minnesota Duluth, a comprehensive university of approximately 11,500 students located in Duluth, Minnesota, solicits applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Applicants with Computer Security, Software Engineering, or Systems-related focuses are preferred, but all areas of computer science will be considered.

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.

As part of the Swenson College of Science and Engineering, the Department of Computer Science currently has 12 faculty members, 1 instructor, 25 full-time graduate students and over 350 undergraduates. It offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in addition to a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Computer Science. In addition to a student-led ACM chapter, the department has an active Women in Computing group, frequent social events and several community outreach and engagement activities. 

The department is seeking a tenure-track faculty member to join our dynamic and engaged faculty to broaden our diverse computer interests. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related discipline from a regionally accredited university by July 1, 2020. Demonstrated commitment to teaching, evidence of potential to develop a successful independent research program in a computer science discipline, and effective written communication skills are required. Evidence of teaching experience (such as having performed as a teaching assistant), publications (such as peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings, trade magazines, white papers, or technical reports), good interpersonal and oral communication skills, and evidence of the ability to support the University’s goals for creating a positive and inclusive climate, including the ability to work effectively with diverse groups are all preferred qualities. Experience with effective teaching methods, such as active learning is also preferred.

The successful candidate is expected to teach and strongly contribute to the curriculum in the department’s undergraduate program while also contributing to the graduate program. Job responsibilities include developing an independent research program in computer science that involves mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, engaging in departmental activities, pursuing external funding, advising undergraduate and graduate students from diverse groups, and participating in departmental and college outreach. Responsibilities also include fulfilling typical department, college, university and professional service obligations. This position has an official start date of August 24, 2020.

We are strongly committed to increasing the diversity of our department and enthusiastically encourage applications from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in Computer Science.

Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to  and search for job opening 333804.


Complete applications must include:

1. Letter of Application

2. Current Curriculum Vitae

3. Contact information for three professional References (Attachment Type: Reference Attachments)

4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Statement of Research Goals (submitted as one document, Attachment Type: Teaching/Research Philosophy)

5. Statement on Diversity (Attachment Type: Statement on Diversity)

6. Unofficial Transcripts of highest degree (Attachment Type: Transcripts)


Important instructions for submitting application. First submit the application with cover letter and CV/resume.  Then return to the “My Activities” page to attach the additional documents. Completed online applications will be considered beginning December 9, 2019. This position will remain open until filled.


Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation (hard copy, although email followed by hard copy is acceptable) forwarded directly to

Mrs. Lori Lucia
Department of Computer Science
University of Minnesota Duluth
1114 Kirby Drive, 320 Heller Hall
Duluth, MN 55812 (email: [email protected])

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