Computer Science Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position

San Diego State University - Computer Science Department
San Diego, California 92182
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San Diego State University

College of Sciences

Department of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

(Full Time, Tenure Track)

 The Department of Computer Science is seeking to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in computer systems and their applications, beginning fall 2022. Computer systems support a broad range of applications and technologies that seamlessly integrate with human users and are embedded in the backbones of our entire society. The scope of computer systems includes, but not limited to: embedded and multicore systems and accelerators (e.g., FPGA and GPU); mobile and extensible distributed systems; cloud and data-intensive processing systems; and memory, storage, and file systems; and machine learning libraries that let non-specialists leverage the power of computer-assisted decision making.


Candidates are expected to teach core computer science courses such as operating systems, computer architecture, computer networks, distributed computing, computer graphics, and advanced graduate/undergraduate courses in the candidates’ expertise. Candidates must have a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field. A strong record of scholarship is required. Candidates are expected to establish and grow an externally funded research program. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity are encouraged to apply.

The department of computer science is home to faculty who are principal investigators of research grants from NSF, DOD, NIH, etc. The department encourages collaborative interdisciplinary research with faculty members from other departments. We offer Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science. Multiple faculty members are supervising Ph.D. students through two joint doctoral programs (JDPs): SDSU-UC Irvine Computational Science JDP and SDSU-UCSD Engineering JDP. For more information about our department, please refer to

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy three or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in your BIE (Building on Inclusive Excellence) statement how you meet at least three of these criteria.

San Diego State University is one of the largest universities in California. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation’s Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76 and doctorates in 21. See for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at

Each candidate needs to submit (1) a cover letter; (2) a research statement; (3) a teaching statement; (4) a BIE (Building on Inclusive Excellence) statement; (5) a detailed CV; (6) three letters of recommendation; (7) two most significant publications. Questions about the position may be directed to For full consideration, applications should be received no later than December 30, 2021. The position will remain open until it is filled.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable “OneSDSU” community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.


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Computer Science Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position

San Diego State University - Computer Science Department
San Diego, California 92182

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