Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Iowa State University

United States

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Computer Science



Appointment Type:




Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames, Iowa, seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are looking for candidates in all areas of Computer Science who expand our current research strengths, in particular, but not limited to, cybersecurity, classical and post-quantum cryptography.


The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain a strong Computer Science research program; develop collaborative and interdisciplinary research; publish in top venues; provide outstanding graduate student supervision; teach undergraduate and graduate Computer Science courses; and enhance ISU through professional and institutional service. We are interested in exceptional candidates who can expand our research profile in new areas.


We are dedicated to work-life balance through an array of flexible policies. We are responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree by start date in computer science or a closely related field.
  • Evidence of a strong publication record in top-tier conferences or journals.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Scholarship that complements and expands the Computer Science department current research strengths, in particular, but not limited to, cybersecurity, classical and post-quantum cryptography.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to develop a high-impact, externally funded research program.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to mentor research of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to engage in professional and institutional service and leadership.


Department/Program & College Description:


The Department of Computer Science resides in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offering B.S., B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and a brand-new M.S. degree in Artificial Intelligence. The department is proud to be one of the founding departments for the B.S. in Software Engineering, B.S. in Data Science, Data Science Minor and Certificate along with the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. We are active in interdepartmental graduate programs in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Human-Computer Interactions, and Information Assurance.


The department participates in many interdisciplinary research collaborations, including partnerships with faculty in bio-sciences, mathematical sciences, and engineering. The Department of Computer Science has 38 faculty professionals, 150 Ph.D. students, 71 M.S. students, and approximately 900 B.S. students. All admitted Ph.D. students are offered a two-year teaching assistantship from the department, and almost all are supported by research or teaching assistantships after that. We have strong research and educational programs in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Human Computer Interaction, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Software Engineering and Programming Languages, Systems and Networking, and Theoretical Foundations. Our department has over $16 million in active research grants, including the interdisciplinary activities mentioned, and we contribute to active research and training grants totaling approximately $25 million.


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Proposed Start Date:

August 16, 2024



Number of Months Employed Per Year:

09 Month Work Period



Time Type:

Full time



Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following documents (as individual PDF files):


1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References.

  • Please note: once you submit your application, we will be requesting a letter from your references. Your application will not be considered complete until we have received at least two letters.


4) Statement of Research Interests and Statement of Teaching Interests and/or Philosophy (one document).


Please attach all documents in the required documents section.


If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485. 


To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by August 1, 2023, but will be accepted until the position is filled.


All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at to Job Requisition Number: R11855

Why Choose ISU?
Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;
• Generous leave plans;
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);
• Life insurance and long-term disability;
• Flexible Spending Accounts;
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts;
• Employee Assistance Program;
• Wellbeing program.



Original Posting Date:

May 12, 2023



Posting Close Date:



Job Requisition Number:



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