Assistant or Associate Professor in HCC (Human-Centered Computing) or SE (Software Engineering)

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
10 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant or Associate Professor in HCC (Human-Centered Computing) or SE (Software Engineering)  

Posting Number 201700346F

Proposed Annual Salary Range Salary commensurate with education and experience Position Type Faculty Work Hours/Week 40 Description of Work Unit

The Department of Computer Science at Colorado State University has over 750 undergraduate majors and 150 graduate students in masters and Ph.D. programs. The department has 20 tenure-track faculty with strong research programs in artificial intelligence, big data, bioinformatics, computer vision, human-computer interaction, networks, parallel and distributed computing, security, and software engineering. More information may be viewed at

Colorado State University is a Carnegie Research I institution located in Fort Collins, 60 miles north of Denver, against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Enhanced by relationships with CSU, Fort Collins has become a magnet for highly innovative new industries, and it is at the forefront of clean and alternative energy technologies, software/hardware sectors, telecommunications, aerospace and biotechnology. Northern Colorado’s strengths are increasingly recognized at a national level, for example in the recent “Places of Invention” exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. Fort Collins consistently ranks high in quality of life polls (, and the Rocky Mountains provide world-class outdoor recreational opportunities.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes % Research 45 % Teaching 45 % Service 10 % Administration 0 Open Posting Date Open Until Filled Yes To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/15/2017 Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date 08/13/2018 Position End Date Position Summary

The Department of Computer Science at Colorado State University (CSU) solicits applications for a tenure-track faculty position in HCC (human-centered computing) or SE (software engineering) at the level of assistant professor beginning fall 2018; exceptional candidates at the level of associate professor will also be considered.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Required Job Qualifications

1. Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field by start of the appointment.
2. Applicant’s research expertise in a relevant area.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Must demonstrate potential for excellence in research in the areas of human-centered computing or software engineering.

Ability to contribute to the development and teaching of computer science in general and particularly topics associated with human-centered computing or software engineering.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) on 12/15/2017. A complete application includes a cover letter, complete CV, teaching and research statements, and contact information for three professional references. The CV must address teaching experience. Letter referees will be emailed immediately upon submission of an application with a request to upload a letter of recommendation. Letters of reference must be submitted by December 22, 2017 for full consideration. Applications of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Computer Science.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

The Department of Computer Science is committed to diversity and inclusion and expects candidates to have the ability to advance the department’s efforts in these areas.

Search Contact Ross Beveridge; Wendy Stevenson Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility 

Teaching 2-3 courses per year in computer science. Courses to be taught include some from the lower division courses in the computer science core and graduate courses in an area of specialization

Percentage Of Time 45% Job Duty Category Research Duty/Responsibility

This faculty member will perform research in computer science and related areas such as software engineering or human-computer interaction.

Percentage Of Time 45% Job Duty Category Service and Outreach Duty/Responsibility

There will be many opportunities to work with companies that have an interest in computer science, software development and data analytics. The Department of Computer Science is also actively engaged in efforts to promote diversity and inclusion: there will also be opportunities for new faculty to be provide related service.

Percentage Of Time 10% References Requested

References Requested  

Minimum Requested 3 Maximum Requested 3 Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Philosophy

Optional Documents