Professor (All Ranks) Computer Science and Biodesign Institute

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona 85281
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) at Arizona State University (ASU) and the Biodesign Center for Biocomputation, Security and Society (CBSS) invite applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position. We are particularly interested in tenure-track applicants but will also consider strong tenured candidates. Areas of interest include: cybersecurity, bio-inspired computing and modeling (especially immunology, evolution, ecology), software engineering, and intelligent systems. Originality, fit with the Center, strong interdisciplinarity, and the potential impact of the candidate are higher priorities than specific research area. CBSS focuses on projects that require tight integration of biological principles and computational abstractions, emphasizing defenses against malicious behavior in natural and artificial complex systems. 

We seek applicants who will contribute to our programs and expand collaborations between the Biodesign Instituteand FSE. Located in Tempe with easy access to the outdoors and urban amenities, ASU's vibrant and innovative approaches to research and teaching are charting new paths in education and research in the public interest. Faculty members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, adopt innovative educational practices in graduate and undergraduate education, develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and undertake service activities within the university, in the professional community and at a national level.

Appointments are expected to begin August 2020. The tenure home may be in any of the Fulton Schools of Engineering, although the School of  Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering is currently the most involved in the interest areas of the search. Teaching responsibilities will be to the School to which the candidate is appointed, and the research program will be closely tied to Biodesign CBSS. Applications should clearly address the candidate’s teaching qualifications and experience relevant to a particular FSE program. Candidates are invited to submit an optional Diversity Statement, outlining their experience and commitment to enhancing diversity and access to education, and working broadly with diverse communities. 

Application deadline is November 15, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Apply at Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio Dossier: 

Cover letter

Current CV

Statement describing research interests

Statement describing teaching interests

(Optional) A short diversity statement

Contact information for four references 

For further information or questions about the search please contact Professor Stephanie Forrest ( 

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Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in computer science, engineering, biological sciences, or related field and demonstrated research and teaching excellence appropriate to the candidate’s rank. Desired qualifications include demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching, history of extramural funding, and record of significant publications.



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Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona 85281

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