Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 004656
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College Coll of Computing&Informatics (Col)
Department Computer Science
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The Department of Computer Science is experiencing significant growth in enrollment and externally funded research. The Department doubled its size over the past 5 years and is currently the academic home for over 2,100 students pursuing BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees. The Department of Computer Science is one of the three Departments in the College of Computing and Informatics. Department’s current research and education strengths include visual and video analytics, natural language processing, knowledge discovery, distributed systems and networks, software engineering, robotics and cognitive computing.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, conduct research in their fields of expertise and participate in interdisciplinary activities.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

The Department is seeking applicants with specialization in
1. Data science with research interests in data management, big data, deep learning, computational statistics or probabilistic programming.
2. Interactive visualization and visual analytics; Senior candidates may be considered for the appointment as the Director of Charlotte Visualization Center.
3. Data intensive high-performance computing and systems, Internet of Things.
4. Cyber-physical systems with humans in the loop, human-automation interaction, robotics and computer vision.
5. Quantum information processing including algorithms, communication, computation, cryptography and experimental platforms.

Candidates must hold PhD degree in Computer Science or a closely related discipline, have demonstrated excellence in research and be committed to excellence in teaching, social justice and equity. Experience with industry partnerships is preferred for mid-career appointments and will be considered a plus for junior level appointments.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications


Special Notes to Applicants

Anticipated start is Fall 2018, with application review initiating on December 15, 2017.

Please upload the following documents:

1. Cover letter; applicants should clearly identify the area(s) that best describe their academic interests and/or past industry engagements.
2. a full CV,
3. teaching and research statements,
4. copies of three representative scholarly publications and
5. contact information of at least three references.

Finalists will be asked to forward official transcripts and other supportive materials as requested by the search committee. For additional information, contact Dr. Yu Wang (

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 12/01/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 12/15/2017
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Prof. Yu Wang
Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Office Phone: 704-687-8443

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research, Teaching & Leadership
  4. Other Document
  5. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  2. Other Document 2