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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science

The Computer Science Department at Portland State University (PSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2017. Exceptional applicants at other ranks will also be considered.    

The department currently has twenty-two tenure-track faculty members, including three NSF CAREER Award winners and two ACM Fellows.  The department offers an ABET-accredited B.S., both a thesis and a non-thesis M.S., and a Ph.D. in Computer Science. The department currently serves approximately 800 undergraduates and 130 graduate students.  Our teaching loads give faculty time to maintain funded research programs.

PSU is the largest urban university in Oregon and is known nationally for its community engagement and sustainability initiatives. Its campus in downtown Portland is well served by public transit and offers proximity to world-class restaurants, cultural venues and outdoor activities. PSU’s urban setting provides a living laboratory for research and easy access to collaborations in industry, academia and government. Current local collaborations include Intel, Oregon Health & Science University, and Oregon Department of Transportation.  Portland is the home of a burgeoning software industry, including Puppet Labs, Urban Airship, Elemental Technologies, Janrain, and Webtrends.


Specific areas of computer science under consideration are: machine learning; data mining; data intensive systems; or, more generally, data science.  Applicants are expected to hold or be near completion of a Ph.D. in Computer Science or other relevant field.  Non Ph.D. applicants will be required to have completed the Ph.D. by September 01, 2017.  

Job Specifications

The faculty member will maintain scholarly activity in funded research and publications; teach undergraduate and graduate classes; provide professionally related public service; advise students, and support University activities through committee service.

To Apply

For more information and for instructions on how to apply, please visit For inquiries about this position, please contact Review of applications will begin immediately 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.