Assistant Professor - Computing and Software Systems
University of Washington
Location: Bothell, WA
Internal Number: 111414
The Computing and Software Systems (CSS) Division of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will join our faculty on a full-time (100% FTE) basis for a nine-month academic year appointment beginning September 16, 2023.
We welcome applications from all disciplines in computing and software systems, including but not limited to research and teaching interests in: software engineering, network-centric computing (including networking, cybersecurity, Internet of Things, and mobile and edge computing), data-centric computing (including data science, machine learning, and databases), and entertainment computing. Interdisciplinary work is encouraged.
The following will be expected of the successful candidate:
Teaching excellence: They will be expected to engage in excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to support and enhance learning for diverse populations. They will be expected to teach a wide variety of computer science courses including lower-level core courses, mentor undergraduate students in research, supervise graduate students, and teach and provide academic advising to students at all levels.
Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity: They will be expected to further UW Bothell's commitment to equity and inclusion and to support the UW Bothell mission and STEM core values, including the values of diversity and equal opportunity.
Research: They will be expected to engage in active research through publications, and to establish a funded research program that is amenable to undergraduate and master's students. They will also be expected to develop externally sponsored research programs.
Interdisciplinarity: They will be expected to engage in teaching and research across an interdisciplinary STEM environment.
Service, collegiality: They will be expected to establish working relationships with local high-tech companies and industry, collaborate across other units at UW Bothell, the other UW campuses in Seattle and Tacoma, other institutions in the region, and contribute to shared goals.
Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.
UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.
The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 % of undergraduates are from Washington State, approximately 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color. The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.
Diversity is a core value of University of Washington Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of perspectives to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.
UW Bothell has one of the most diverse student populations in Washington State: 49% of our incoming students are underrepresented minorities; 43% are the first in their families to attend a four-year institution; 36% are Pell Grant eligible; 9% are international. We value engaged scholarship and experiential learning relevant to the diverse student populations and communities we serve.
Opportunity is a core value of the School of STEM. We believe that all students, regardless of background, should have the opportunity to succeed and become effective critical thinkers. The School of STEM prepares professionals to work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals.
To learn more about our commitment to diversity click here.
The three priorities of the University's current Strategic Plan, Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.
In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.
UW Bothell is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) that participates in the AANAPISI program. This program provides grants and related assistance to enable MSI to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders and low-income individuals.
The School of STEM is the largest school at UW Bothell, and we remain committed to attracting diverse faculty and staff who create an exceptional student experience in support of our core values of Collaboration, Opportunities, Responsibility, and Engagement. Our faculty are dynamic educators who engage in innovative, evidence-based pedagogies. Seventy-five percent of UW Bothell faculty engage students as research collaborators, and we continue to develop community and industry partnerships to expand internship, capstone, and collaborative research opportunities for students and faculty. We offer twenty-three undergraduate and graduate degrees and eight minors across four Divisions (Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering and Mathematics, Physical Sciences). The School is housed in several buildings on a vibrant campus collocated on a restored 100-acre wetland with an active salmon stream, including the 74,000 square-foot Discovery Hall teaching and laboratory facility, with a new 77,000 square-foot STEM building in collaboration with Cascadia College opening in Fall 2023.
CSS is among the largest computer science departments in the Pacific Northwest. The division offers a BS in Computer Science and Software Engineering, a BA in Applied Computing, a BA in Interactive Media Design (jointly run with the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences), a BS in Computer Engineering (jointly run with Electrical Engineering in the division of Engineering and Mathematics), an MS in Computer Science and Software Engineering, an MS in Cybersecurity Engineering, and a graduate certificate in Software Design and Development with a total of 700 FTE undergraduates and 200 FTE graduate students (including 80 certificate students) enrolled currently. All of our curricula are broadly-based in computer science and software engineering.
The 25 full-time CSS faculty members are committed to excellence in research and teaching in a number of areas, including: augmented reality, bioinformatics, computational biology, computer graphics, computer science education, computer vision, cybersecurity, data mining, high-performance computing, human factors in computing, Internet of Things, parallel and distributed computing, social computing, software engineering, and wireless networks. In the past few years, members of the CSS faculty have been successful in earning grants from NSF, NSA, DHS, and other agencies, foundations, as well as in collaboration with local IT companies including Microsoft, T-Mobile, and Amazon. The division has well-equipped labs and facilities to conduct teaching and research.
Ph.D. in computer science or related field, or foreign equivalent, by the date of hire
Please submit the following application materials.
Cover letter addressing qualifications
Teaching philosophy statement and interests including any available evidence of teaching excellence
Research statement, including both a description of previous work and collaborations and how that fits into future research agenda
Statement about a demonstrated commitment to diversity in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service. The statement should detail the applicant's experience in supporting the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Bothell's commitment to equity and inclusion.
Provide names/contact information for three references who will be prepared to submit letters of recommendation upon request
Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by November 1, 2022 will receive priority consideration.
If you have a question about the details of this search/position, please contact the search committee at uwbCSSs@uw.edu. For questions regarding Interfolio or potential disability accommodations, please contact Grace Ryan at uwbCSSs@uw.edu.
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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.