Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Position Announcement

The Department of Computer Science at Portland State University invites applications for several Assistant Professor positions. Exceptional candidates will also be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor.

Candidates in all areas of Computer Science will be considered, with a preference for applicants who will enhance or complement our existing areas of research expertise ( and/or whose work is aligned with the strategic visions of the department ( or the Maseeh College ( The expected start date for these positions is September 2021, but earlier or later dates can be negotiated.

The Department of Computer Science ( currently has 20 tenure-track faculty members, including 5 NSF CAREER Award winners and 2 ACM Fellows. The department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree, both a thesis and a non-thesis M.S., and a Ph.D. in Computer Science. Current areas of faculty research include: data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, networking and systems, privacy and security, programming languages and formal methods, software engineering, visualization, and computer science education.

The department has recently embarked on a bold new initiative focused on Trusted Cities, Technology for the People, an effort that supports transparent, equitable, and reliable computing that improves the health of people and the cities that they live in.

Portland State University is a public university located in the heart of one of the most progressive and vibrant cities in the U.S. The University is known nationally for its innovation, community engagement and sustainability initiatives. Its urban setting and its unique relationship to city and regional agencies provides a living laboratory for urban research and industry and government collaboration. The Portland area is home to numerous software and hardware companies that collectively employ more than 40,000 people in high-tech. Industry leaders such as Intel, Google, Amazon, Synopsis, Oracle, Apple, Nvidia, and eBay have significant presence in Portland.


Applicants are expected to hold or be near completion of a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or another relevant field. Non-Ph.D. applicants will be required to have completed the Ph.D. by their start date.

Job Specifications

The successful applicant will maintain scholarly and funded research activities; teach undergraduate and graduate classes; advise students; and provide service to the university, professional communities, and to the public.

To Apply

Please visit for detailed information and instructions on applying.

Applicants must provide:

  1. a cover letter addressing how the applicant will contribute to the research portfolio and/or the strategic vision of the department;

  2. a curriculum vitae;

  3. a statement of teaching philosophy;

  4. a statement of research interests;

  5. a statement of philosophy and experience related to diversity, inclusion, and equity; and

  6. contact information for three professional references.

For inquiries about these positions, please contact Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.