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San Diego State University

College of Sciences

Department of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

(Full Time, Tenure Track)


The Department of Computer Science is seeking to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence, beginning fall 2018. Sub-areas include deep learning, big data analytics, data mining, pattern recognition, neural networks, data classification, etc, with broad applications such as autonomous self-driving vehicles, cognitive robotics, biomedical informatics, smart health, speech processing, machine vision and expert systems. Strong candidates in relevant research areas will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates in core machine learning areas. Candidates must be able to teach computer science core courses (e.g., data structures, principles of programming languages, compiler construction, or automata theory) as well as specialized courses in the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Candidates must have a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field. A strong record of scholarship is required. Candidates are expected to establish and grow an externally funded research program. They must also be willing to engage in collaborative interdisciplinary research with faculty members from other departments. The department is home to faculty who are principal investigators of multimillion dollar grants from NIH, NSF, etc. The department offers Bachelor and Master of Science degree programs, certificate programs, and faculty may supervise Ph.D. students through the Computational Sciences Joint Doctoral program. The Department houses research in several computer science disciplines, and is committed to collaborative research experiences.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. The College of Sciences is host to a large number of federally-funded minority training programs (described at

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Beck, Department Chair, by email:, or Dr. Wang, Search Committee Chair, by email: For full consideration, applications must be received no later than December 1, 2017.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated report” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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