Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Systems

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: School of Engineering and Technology

Title: Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Systems

Position Details

Position Description

The School of Engineering and Technology at the University of Washington (UW) Tacoma invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Systems program. This is a full-time (100% FTE) position with a nine-month service period, beginning September 2023. The successful candidate will pursue a vigorous research agenda and demonstrate a passion for teaching. The successful candidate will teach classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels, conduct quality research that complements inquiry within the School of Engineering and Technology, actively participate in service to the university and profession, and promote a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students.  Highly qualified applicants from any area of computer science or related fields will be considered.

About the University of Washington Tacoma:

UW Tacoma, one of the three UW campuses, is an urban undergraduate and graduate level campus that is evolving economically, culturally, and architecturally together with the region it serves (South Puget Sound region). The School of Engineering and Technology (SET) was created in 2001 through a public/private partnership to address the critical demand for producing computing and engineering professionals in the South Puget Sound. Today, SET has 33 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 19 teaching faculty, and approximately 925 students. SET faculty are successful at receiving research funding from federal/government grants/contracts, and industry partners. The Computer Science and Systems (CSS) program within SET offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees with 22 PhD students, 94 MS students, and 369 undergraduate majors. Faculty actively engage in research in Bioinformatics, Cryptography and Information Security, Data Science and Machine Learning, Distributed Systems (Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, and Vehicular Networks), GIS, and many other areas. In addition to CSS, SET students enroll in undergraduate degree programs in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering and Systems, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Mechanical Engineering, and graduate degree programs in Cybersecurity and Leadership and Electrical and Computer Engineering. For more information regarding the School of Engineering and Technology please visit:

UW Tacoma is a 46-acre, urban-serving campus that currently serves approximately 5000 students. The campus consists of architectural award-winning LEED certified retrofitted historical buildings, set in the midst of the city’s museum mile situated on the high-technology corridor of Puget Sound, offering views of the historic Foss Waterway and Mount Rainier, while providing an incomparable gateway to Pacific Northwest recreation opportunities.  Also, UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.

The base salary range for this position will be $12,444-$13,390 per month ($112,000-$120,510 per 9-month academic year), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a one-time relocation allowance, if applicable. A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at


A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science or a related field is required


  1. a cover letter describing academic qualifications, professional experiences, and potential to complement current faculty research;
  2. three most significant peer-reviewed publications;
  3. a research statement  including any plans for funding/grant writing;
  4. a teaching statement including a list of courses the candidate is qualified to teach;
  5. a diversity statement detailing how the candidate plans to support the success of students from diverse racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in computer science;
  6. a curriculum vitae; and
  7. three letters of reference including contact information.


Position URL:

Applications must be submitted electronically to

This position is contingent on available funding and will remain open until filled, applications received by December 21, 2022 will receive priority review. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

Questions related to this position are to be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Wes J. Lloyd, at



Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Disability Services

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit