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Assistant Professor

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Position Announcement

Position Details

Proposed Start Date 09/16/2018
Rank C - Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor
Position Number D92034
Representation AU - AAUP
Faculty Type Tenure Track
Fixed Term End Date:
Position FTE 1
Term of Service 9 month

Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept

The Department of Computer Science at Portland State University offers students and faculty a community to learn, discover, innovate, and share a curriculum based on the application and theoretical foundations of Computer Science. The department provides many resources for our students with 26 regular faculty members who specialize in a variety of research areas and a dedicated staff to advise our multiple programs of study. We offer undergraduate (BS) and graduate (MS, Ph.D.) degrees, a minor, a computer security certificate, and a collaborative degree in Biomedical Informatics with OHSU. We have over 800 undergraduate CS majors and almost 200 graduate students, including more than 30 Ph.D. students.

Position Summary

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.

Primary Activity I - Instructional
Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science or closely related area. 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, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications
Key Cultural Competencies

• Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
• Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
• Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
• Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Environmental Stewardship

Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Professional Standards of Conduct

At Portland State University, all employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner which maintains a safe, respectful, and productive environment for faculty, students, administrators, and staff. It is the responsibility of every member of the Portland State University community to conduct themselves in accordance with our PSU Professional Standards of Conduct which are available at

Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement

The starting annual salary rate for this position will be dependent upon qualifications and experience with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

Application Instructions

Additional Information
Additional Application Instructions (deadlines, etc.)

Your references will not be contacted until you have been selected for further consideration.

Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle? No
Background Check Required Yes
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Search Details

Posting Close Date
Projected Close Date for Posting Open Until Filled
Application screening begins
Will you consider an ABD applicant for this position? Yes
If yes, when must the degree be earned?
If necessary, would you be willing to sponsor the succcessful applicant for permanent US residence, now or in the future? Yes

Reference Requests

Reference Requests

Accept References Yes
Minimum Number of References 3
Maximum Number of References 3
Cutoff Date
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Teaching Interest
  3. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents