Jobs: Department of Computer Science

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science ( at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) seeks candidates for a tenure-track position at any rank. The Department seeks the best candidates in all areas of Computer Science. It is particularly interested in candidates with foundational, use-inspired, or transdisciplinary research interests in:

  • Foundations of Computing, including quantum computing, combinatorial and continuous optimization, and applications to machine learning.
  • Artificial intelligence, including explainable AI, human-AI collaboration, machine learning, robotics, and computer vision.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline, and possess a record that demonstrates excellence (or the strong potential for excellence) in research and teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels; experience or potential for external funding; a commitment to integrity and ethics, respect, diversity and pluralism; and can enhance research and training opportunities in CS. The Department is especially interested in candidates who are committed to diversity, accessibility, and inclusion. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE and Title III Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

As an institution of over 30,000 students located in the state's largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. Situated within the College of Computing and Informatics, the Department is home to over 2,000 students in B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs. Current research and teaching strengths of 40+ faculty include visualization; data analytics; AI and machine learning; natural language processing; computer vision; robotics; cyber-physical systems; networks; edge, cloud, and high-performance computing; software engineering; and CS education.

The anticipated start date is Fall 2021, with the application review beginning immediately. Applications must be submitted electronically at  (Position No. 001955) and should include: a cover letter; a complete CV; teaching and research statements; copies of three representative scholarly publications; and, contact information for at least three references. In the cover letter, applicants should clearly identify the area(s) that best describe their academic interests and expertise as well as previous academic and/or industry engagement. Finalists must submit official transcripts and other support material. All finalists are subject to criminal background checks.

For additional information, contact Professor Srinivas Akella (




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