Assistant Professor - Computer Science

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: El Paso, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

About The University of Texas at El Paso:

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a Carnegie R1, Community Engaged research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students - about 80% of them Hispanic and more than 50% the first generation in their families to attend college. 

The city's border location makes it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce. 

The region's center for intellectual capital, UTEP has awarded about 133,000 degrees since its founding in 1914. UTEP is one of the major economic engines in the Paso del Norte region, adding $1.4 billion to the local economy annually.

El Paso's active arts and culture community features the state's longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals. UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum.  

For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I-A college athletics at several campus venues: Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center, Kidd Field, University Field, and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Southwest University Park, located a mile away in lively downtown El Paso, is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and the El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team founded in 2019.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE AND DEPARTMENT: UTEP's Computer Science (CS) department resides in the College of Engineering. Student research is key to the College of Engineering experience. Our highly-trained graduates are heavily recruited by the industry's leading companies and top government agencies. The college is consistently ranked among the top schools in the continental U.S. in awarding bachelor degrees to Hispanics.

The CS undergraduate program has been accredited by ABET's Computing Accreditation Commission since 1986. The CS faculty ( has an internationally distinguished record of research and national leadership in professional organizations. The department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, as well as M.S. degrees in Software Engineering and Information Technology. The undergraduate program has concentrations in software engineering, cybersecurity, and data analytics. UTEP is an NSA Academic Center of Excellence in Cyber Operations and Cyber Defense, and it leads the NSF-supported INCLUDES Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI), a national network of Hispanic-Serving Institutions and organizations from the public and private sectors committed to Hispanic and female student recruitment, retention, and advancement in computing.

Job Description:

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions starting in fall 2020. Candidates with expertise in all computing-related areas are welcome to apply. The search will give special consideration to applicants who have a research focus in the areas of Computer Systems, Data Science, and Cybersecurity expertise. Candidates are expected to have a record of high-quality scholarship and should be able to demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching. The department values both interdisciplinary research and industry/government experience.  


Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related field by the time they are hired, and demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching. All candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills, have the ability to establish an active research program, and show a willingness to support the student-oriented culture of the department and the university.

Additional Information:

SALARY:  Based upon rank and experience.

Hiring decisions are based upon budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.
For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at .

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019, and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applications must include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement (3 pages maximum), 4) a teaching statement (2 pages maximum), 5) names and contact information of at least three references.

For additional information about the positions, contact Dr. Mahmud Shahriar Hossain, Search Committee Chair at (915) 747-6340 or via email at .

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