Computer Science Assistant or Associate Professor

Computer Science Assistant or Associate Professor

  • 528575
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAF College of Engineering & Mines

The Department of Computer Science ( at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor starting 2024-2025. The position requires a strong commitment to teaching computer science at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and performing public service. Candidates must have a PhD degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

The department offers an ABET-accredited BS, as well as BA, MS, and interdisciplinary PhD degrees. UAF ( is the major research campus in the University of Alaska system and hosts several research institutes. Fairbanks, a modern community with approximately 98,000 residents, is located in interior Alaska between the Alaska and Brooks mountain ranges and noted for the scope of unique outdoor activities. We seek candidates who will strengthen our degree programs and appreciate the unique geography and climate of interior Alaska. Experience with ABET accreditation, obtaining funded research, and publishing in peer-reviewed publications are welcome but not required.

This is a full-time, 9-month exempt tenure-track faculty position with teaching, research, and service components of the workload. Teaching expectations are two courses per semester. A typical contract is 9-months during the fall and spring semesters, with an additional 3-month summer contract depending on the availability of research funds. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Computer Science department has offered Bachelor's and Master's degrees in computer science since 1990, offers students small class sizes and rigorous hands-on coursework, and our CS BS program has been ABET accredited since 1991.

Applicants must have a very strong technical background including both professional-quality computer programming, and the ability to teach computer science courses from the undergraduate to graduate level. Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science or equivalent.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science or equivalent.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Troth Yeddha' campus in Fairbanks Alaska. This is a full-time, 9-month exempt faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. Salary is negotiable and based on education and experience.

Applications will be accepted for review on July 15, 2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55PM, Alaska Standard Time on July 14, 2024.


Applicant Instructions:

Please provide a cover letter (2-page limit)

Please provide a CV (10-page limit)

Please provide a statement of teaching philosophy (2-page limit)

Please provide a statement of research philosophy (2-page limit)


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

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.

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