Job ID: 179437

Assistant/Associate/or Full Professor

University of Missouri-Kansas City

  • Feb. 22, 2022
  • Assistant/Associate/or Full Professor
  • School of Computing and Engineering
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Kansas City, MO
  • Open until filled
  • Fall 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science Electrical Engineering (CSEE) within the School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) at the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) has undergone exciting growth in recent years. The department is instrumental to the University of Missouri System's NextGen Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center (dSAIC), which supports university research across the state and plays a critical role in health, business, and workforce development across Kansas City and the region. dSAIC is based at UMKC and operates in partnership with the University of Missouri-Columbia. The department is home to the NSF IUCRC Center of Big Learning (CBL), collaborating with the University of Florida, University of Oregon, and various industry partners. CBL focuses on deep learning acceleration, model compression, image and video compression, remote sensing, and vision. Several transdisciplinary projects sponsored by NSF programs, such as  Smart Connected Community (SCC) and Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE), aim to improve AI and Data Science research and education.

The interdisciplinary and multi-campus collaboration activities have created an open, collaborative research and education platform. Examples include NIH and NSF funded research projects in AI/Machine Learning Virtual Surgery, Bioinformatics and more with the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Nursing as well as St Luke’s medical center, Children's Mercy research institute, and Stowers Institute for Medical Research.  CSEE faculty also have several active joint projects with the UMKC Missouri Institute of Defense and Energy (MIDE), School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine, and College of Arts and Sciences. MIDE is founded on bridging fundamental physics with applied engineering to solve longstanding challenges in the defense, energy, and related commercial sectors. As of 2021, MIDE has secured $50M in externally awarded grants and contracts. In 2015, MIDE was presented with the R&D100 award for a defense technology that led to two small businesses and two licensed patents; Two MIDE faculty received the Intel Outstanding Researcher award for their work on next-generation transistors. They are the only recipients from the University of Missouri System since the award’s inauguration in 2012. In addition to the BS (ABET-accredited), MS, and Ph.D. programs, the department has recently launched a new MS program in Data Science and is preparing offer an MS program in Cybersecurity beginning in 2022. The SCE recently added a new 58000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility at the cost of $40 million to support multidisciplinary education, research, and economic development initiatives. Some of the key components of this new facility are dSAIC, Augmented and Virtual Reality Lab (a $3 million project), Innovation Studio & 3D Printing Lab, and High-Performance Computing Lab.

To support the remarkable developments and future growth opportunities, UMKC has decided to launch a cluster hiring initiative within CSEE. As part of this cluster hiring, the department is seeking applications for two (2) tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in Computer Science at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, starting in Fall 2022. Areas of interest include AI and Machine Learning, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Cyber-Physical Systems, Software Systems, and all other emerging fields. Strong candidates in all areas of Computer Science and Information Technology will be considered. The department’s Computer Science (CS) research focuses on AI, Bioinformatics, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Database and Big Data Analytics, Software Engineering, Telecommunications and Computer Networks. The new hires will undertake research and education initiatives that will strengthen the department’s current and future areas of research and education as well as mentor, support and advance our diverse student population.  

Minimum Qualifications

The candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related discipline prior to start date.

The successful candidates will be expected to (1) have a strong commitment to teaching courses in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs; (2) develop and sustain an extramurally funded research program; (3) engage in departmental, school, or university services appropriate to the position; and (4) advance the goals and strategic plan of SCE and UMKC.

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, 9-month, benefit-eligible, ranked tenure-eligible academic faculty position starting in Fall 2022


Salary is negotiable and commensurate with rank, credentials and experience

Application Deadline

Evaluation of applications will commence upon receipt and continue until the positions are filled.

Application Instructions

To be considered, apply online on the UMKC online job posting page:  Click on View Jobs, then search for Job ID 40574, then click on the position for the full job description.  At the top right will be an Apply for Job link, click on it (you will then be asked to register if you are a new user).   

Applicants should compile all application materials in one PDF file (not to exceed 8 MB), including a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement (including teaching experience), and contact information of three references. Evaluation of applications will commence on as soon as possible and continue until the positions are filled.


More information about SCE and the CSEE Department can be found at  UMKC is in the heart of Kansas City, a world-class computing and engineering hub home to companies such as Cerner, Ericsson, IBM, SS&C, Garmin, and Honeywell (defense contracts) that provide enriching educational partnerships for SCE students and faculty.

UMKC and the School of Computing and Engineering value diversity as central to the mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level, and family structure.

Benefit Eligibility


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits.

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  • UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.

    Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

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    UMKC Statement on Diversity

    Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.  


    For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.  


    Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

    Roos Advocate for Community Change 

    The Division of Diversity and Inclusion 

    Annual Report 

    Multicultural Student Affairs

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Contact Information

  • Jane Vogl
    School of Computing and Engineering
    University of Missouri-Kansas City
    534 Flarsheim Hall
    5110 Rockhill Road
    Kansas City, MO 64110
  • 816-235-1496

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