Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Engineering
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Information Systems/Technology, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The College of Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is inviting applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Computer Science to begin August 2022. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET while the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, We are interested in candidates capable of teaching core courses in computing and establishing a relevant research program in Alaska.


100• Support the UAA mission of performing teaching, research, and community engagement; • Revise and develop curricular programs in computer science and/or computer systems engineering; • Develop courses and teach at the lower and upper division levels in computer science and/or computer systems engineering; • Help establish a strong externally funded research program; • Mentor and supervise students; • Hold office hours appropriate for the courses taught; • Provide university, professional, and community service.Essential


We are seeking a candidate with teaching and research expertise and experience commensurate with a tenure-track Assistant Professor Computer Science in a university setting. A successful candidate must have the ability to work collaboratively on research and academic projects across disciplines with other faculty. Graduate-level training in computer science, computer engineering or related fields is required, excellent writing and oral skills, and an ability to advise and work with diverse individuals and groups. An ability to be a spokesperson for the program and the university, and the capacity to acquire funding from external sources and publish in peer-reviewed outlets in the field are desired.

Successful candidates must have demonstrated their ability to teach core computer engineering and computer science courses and upper-level undergraduate courses in one or more areas of specialization. Course development and curriculum development experience is preferred. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Proficiency in several modern programming languages is preferred.


Length of time and type of experience required for this position should be appropriate to the rank of tenure track assistant professor. General background should be in a closely related field.


PhD in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field is required. Candidates with all but degree at time of application may be considered with the requirement that the Ph.D. must be awarded before August 2022.
Successful candidates must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment.

Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred either by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education as determined by UAA based on a review by a foreign educational credential evaluation service recognized by UAA


The Anchorage campus offers a full complement of programs and courses, including in high-demand fields such as engineering, health, business, and education, as well as in the liberal arts, and sciences. UAA career and technical education programs are closely aligned with Alaska’s core industries, such as engineering, aviation, and oil and gas. The College of Engineering is committed to meeting a continuing demand for new engineering, computer science, and mapping professionals in the State of Alaska and beyond. In particular, this position will help meet rising demand for Computer Science and Computer Systems Engineering graduates.   

UAA is the largest of the three main campuses of the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 20,000 students.  Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, is a vibrant community with an ethnically diverse population of 290,000, offering a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, symphony, theatre, arts events, and diverse fine dining options. Set between the unmatched beauty of the snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet, the city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and a strong sense of community that makes it attractive for growing families.  Anchorage is also the hub for business and industry in Alaska, and leaders of those communities actively seek to employ UAA graduates.

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date. Review date is December 15, 2021 at 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time.

Special Instructions To Applicants:
Please attach the following:  
1) Cover Letter;  
2) Curriculum vitae (must include the names, positions, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references);  
3) Statement of proposed research including student mentoring;  
4) Statement of teaching philosophy;  
5) Exemplary publications or papers;  
6) Other supporting documents that demonstrate effective teaching (e.g., evaluations, course syllabus, teaching materials).  

Official transcripts for all degrees are required at time of employment offer.


Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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