Faculty Positions, Fall 2024

The University of Iowa Computer Science Department invites applications for multiple tenure- and instructional-track positions effective August 2024. The Department offers the BA, BS, MCS, and PhD degrees in Computer Science, the BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Informatics, the BSE degree in Computer Science & Engineering (jointly with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) and the BS degree in Data Science (jointly with the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science).

The Department is home to many externally funded research programs, including well-established efforts in systems, theory and algorithms, programming languages and formal methods, artificial intelligence and machine learning, HCI, informatics, and computing at the intersection with society, health and medicine. We are currently seeking creative and collaborative scholars from all areas of Computer Science interested in working in a collegial, supportive, and multidisciplinary environment. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work complements or strengthens our current areas of research, but remain committed to hiring the best candidates across the  breadth of our discipline and have the capacity to accommodate faculty couples.

Requirements: Candidates must hold a PhD in computer science or a closely related discipline at time of appointment. Successful tenure-track candidates must demonstrate potential for research and teaching excellence in the environment of a major research university; a record of scholarly publication in leading venues and prior teaching experience are desirable.  Responsibilities include conducting cutting-edge research in the candidate’s area of expertise, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising graduate student research, and making service and outreach contributions to the Department, the College, the University, and the discipline. Instructional-track candidates must demonstrate an aptitude for teaching excellence at a university level; prior teaching experience is desirable. Assignments include teaching predominantly undergraduate courses, curriculum evaluation and development, and service/outreach contributions to the Department, the College, the University, and the discipline.

Candidates must hold a PhD in computer science or a closely related discipline at time of appointment. Successful tenure-track candidates must demonstrate potential for research excellence in the environment of a major research university; all candidates must demonstrate potential for teaching excellence within the discipline. Prior record of scholarly publication in leading venues and prior teaching experience are desirable. Responsibilities for tenure-track faculty include conducting cutting-edge research in the candidate’s area of expertise, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising graduate student research, and making service and outreach contributions to the Department, the College, the University, and the discipline; instructional faculty responsibilities prioritize classroom teaching, service, and outreach.

How to Apply

Applications should include a CV, a research statement (for tenure-track positions), a teaching statement (all positions), and contact information for three references. Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. To apply online, visit the Computer Science Faculty Application Portal.

Screening will begin immediately, although applications received by January 1, 2024 are assured of full consideration.

Computer Science at the University of Iowa

One of the oldest in the nation, the Computer Science Department is home to approximately 1,000 undergraduate majors in four distinct degree programs (Computer Science, Informatics, Data Science, and Computer Science and Engineering), and just over 100 graduate students in our Computer Science and interdisciplinary Informatics programs. There are many ongoing research collaborations with the Carver College of Medicine, the College of Public Health, the College of Law, and the College of Education. The Department’s annual research expenditures are approximately $3M.

University of Iowa requisition numbers: 74939 (tenure track) and 74943 (instructional track)

Post-doctoral Fellow Position, Fall 2023

The Computational Epidemiology (CompEpi) group at the University of Iowa is also seeking applicants for a post-doctoral fellowship, ideally starting in Fall of 2023.

About Iowa

With just over 30,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation’s top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899, and an Association of American Universities member since 1909. The first public university to admit men and women on an equal basis, it is known today for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities and its world-class programs in medicine and the health sciences. Located in Iowa City, an urbanized area of 170,000 people that is widely recognized as one of the country’s most livable communities, the University offers over 200 majors and has an annual externally funded research budget of over $700M.

The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences. The university also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to university facilities.

Diversity in Hiring Statement

The Department of Computer Science and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.