Open Faculty Position


Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science


The Computer Science Department at Portland State University is embarking on a bold new initiative focused on Trusted Cities: Transparent, Equitable, and Reliable Pathways from Collection to Action for Urban Analytics. In pursuit of this vision, we seek candidates with expertise in cyber-security or data science. Applicants should have a willingness to apply their domain expertise to the Trusted Cities initiative, but need not have previous experience in this area.  Exceptional applicants at the rank of Associate Professor will also be considered.   

The Computer Science Department currently has twenty tenure-track faculty members, including three NSF CAREER Award winners and two 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.  Further information is available at

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.  It’s urban setting and its unique relationship to city and regional agencies provides a living laboratory for urban research and industry and government collaboration. Portland is also the home of a burgeoning software industry, including leaders in cybersecurity and data analytics.


Specific areas of interest include: cyber-security (including privacy, high assurance software, and cyber-physical systems) or data science (including machine learning, data mining, and data intensive systems). Applicants are expected to hold or be near completion of a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or other relevant field.  Non-Ph.D. applicants will be required to have completed the Ph.D. by September 01, 2019.


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 and professional communities and to the public.

To Apply

Please visit for more information and instructions on applying. As part of the application, candidates must address how they will advance the department's strategic direction. For inquiries about this position, please contact  Review of applications will begin December 1 and will continue until finalists are identified.

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