Job ID: 199601


University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

  • Nov. 15, 2022
  • School of Engineering & Technology
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
    Tacoma, WA
  • Open until filled
  • September 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Science

The School of Engineering and Technology at the University of Washington (UW) Tacoma invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Systems program. This is a full-time (100% FTE) position with a nine-month service period, beginning September 2023. The successful candidate will pursue a vigorous research agenda and demonstrate a passion for teaching. The successful candidate will teach classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels, conduct quality research that complements inquiry within the School of Engineering and Technology, actively participate in service to the university and profession, and promote a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students.  Highly qualified applicants from any area of computer science or related fields will be considered.

About the University of Washington Tacoma:

UW   Tacoma, one of the three UW campuses, is an urban undergraduate and graduate level campus that is evolving economically, culturally, and architecturally together with the region it serves (South Puget Sound region). The School of Engineering and Technology (SET) was created in 2001 through a public/private partnership to address the critical demand for producing computing and engineering professionals in the South Puget Sound. Today, SET has 33 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 19 teaching faculty, and approximately 925 students. SET faculty are successful at receiving research funding from federal/government grants/contracts, and industry partners. The Computer Science and Systems (CSS) program within SET offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees with 22 PhD students, 94 MS students, and 369 undergraduate majors. Faculty actively engage in research in Bioinformatics, Cryptography and Information Security, Data Science and Machine Learning, Distributed Systems (Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, and Vehicular Networks), GIS, and many other areas. In addition to CSS, SET students enroll in undergraduate degree programs in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering and Systems, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Mechanical Engineering, and graduate degree programs in Cybersecurity and Leadership and Electrical and Computer Engineering. For more information regarding the School of Engineering and Technology please visit: SET.

UW Tacoma is a 46-acre, urban-serving campus that currently serves approximately 5000 students. The campus consists of architectural award-winning LEED certified retrofitted historical buildings, set in the midst of the city’s museum mile situated on the high-technology corridor of Puget Sound, offering views of the historic Foss Waterway and Mount Rainier, while providing an incomparable gateway to Pacific Northwest recreation opportunities.  Also, UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.

A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science or a related field is required.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should include:

1. a cover letter describing academic qualifications, professional experiences, and potential to complement current faculty research;

2. three most significant peer-reviewed publications;

3. a research statement including any plans for funding/grant writing;

4. a teaching statement including a list of courses the candidate is qualified to teach;

5. a diversity statement detailing how the candidate plans to support the success of students from diverse racial, ethnic, and       gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in computer science;

6. a curriculum vitae; and

7. three letters of reference including contact information.


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Applications must be submitted electronically to:

This position is contingent on available funding and will remain open until filled, applications received by December 20, 2022 will receive priority review. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

Questions related to this position are to be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Wes J. Lloyd, at


  • University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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