Assistant Professor, Computer Science (2 positions)

Job Description

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Two Positions)

The Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) invites applications for two Assistant Professor, tenure track positions to begin August, 2020. The UIS Computer Science Department offers innovative programs in software engineering, information systems security, and data analytics. The department has been designated a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, and prides itself on its small class sizes and distinguished faculty dedicated to research and teaching. Applicants, especially early career, are invited. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. This is a full-time on-campus position. UIS tenure-system faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community, with assigned professional responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and service.

Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The University serves approximately 5,000 students in 22 graduate and 30 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum offers students a strong liberal arts core, a wide range of professional programs, and close faculty interaction. Making the most of its location in the state capital, UIS is broadly engaged in public policy and service. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at and the department web page at .


The position involves on campus and online development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate computer science courses, a productive research program, service, and engaging students in research.


A Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field is required (candidates who have completed all course work and have successfully defended the dissertation will be considered if such documentation is provided). Areas of desired specialty include computer security, artificial intelligence, data science, software engineering, algorithms, computer games, and internet of things; however, all areas will be considered.

Applications must be submitted online at Applicants should navigate to the Faculty category and Computer Science position. To apply, click the "Apply for Position" button below, create a profile, complete the online application, and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, and contact information for three professional references. Letters of reference and transcripts may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2020 and continue until the positions have been filled or the search is terminated. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials by January 5, 2020 will be considered. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search, applicants are asked to upload their own materials.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.