Assistant Professor Data Driven Intelligence (DDI)- College of Sciences, Department of Computer Science

  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Sep 26, 2022
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems

Job Description


Assistant Professor Data Driven Intelligence (DDI)- College of Sciences, Department of Computer Science

Location: San Antonio, TX
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 8703
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Department Marketing Statement
The Department of Computer Science (CS) in the College of Sciences (CoS) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for at least two (2) tenure-track Assistant Professors in our fast-evolving research thrust of Data-driven Intelligence (DDI), which is closely aligned with the new School of Data Science and AI Matrix consortium at UTSA. Specializations of interest include artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science and analytics, data visualization, databases, bioinformatics, cloud, and edge computing, computer vision, data privacy and security, natural language processing, and symbolic reasoning, as well as applications of these specializations to create robust, secure, and trustworthy DDI solutions to solve complex real-world problems. We are strategically hiring promising, accomplished, and diverse faculty (especially, women and underrepresented minorities (URM)). Successful applicants should demonstrate their ability to work collegially with faculty, students, and community members from diverse cultural backgrounds. The most competitive applicants will have experience in data-intensive interdisciplinary research and/or curriculum development, scientific open-source projects and tool development, software reproducibility, and team science. Internationally recognized outstanding candidates at other levels and areas are also encouraged to apply.

UTSA is a Carnegie R1, urban-serving, Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) deeply committed to student success and academic excellence including growing doctoral graduation. With 18% of faculty who identify as Hispanic/Latino, UTSA ranks 2nd among all 20 Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRUs) for diverse faculty. Strategic hiring in key areas is fundamental to our future as outlined by President Eighmy's Vision and Strategic Plan for UTSA. To accelerate our progress towards this compelling vision, UTSA has a Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative, including the Dual Career Academic Partners Hiring Program and Accelerating Faculty Diversity Hiring Program. The department has an excellent record of hiring women and URM candidates and they are strongly encouraged to apply. The CS department is proud to be home to assistant professors who have established successful academic careers with significant extramural funding, including several NSF CAREER awards. The University is on a significant growth trajectory and is embarking on an ambitious plan toward becoming a model for student success, a great public research university, and an exemplar for strategic growth and innovative excellence backed up by significant resources and multipronged initiatives. Therefore, salary and start-up packages for the positions are highly competitive.

The CS department and College of Sciences are dedicated to producing the next generation of forward-thinking, highly trained professionals and leaders. CS faculty have opportunities to be involved with multiple centers and institutes. The CS department is a key partner in the UTSA AI Matrix consortium, with ongoing broader institutional AI cluster hiring with about 10 faculty hired and another 5 planned to create a major AI expertise hub. Many CS faculty including the hires for these positions will be integral contributors to the School for Data Science (SDS), opening in Fall 2022. The CS department is also well-known for its cybersecurity programs and is a key pillar of the recently formed National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC). The NSCC and SDS will be co-located within a new $100M building located in downtown San Antonio within the rising Tech District, also opening in Fall 2022. Major research units in the CS department include the Institute for Cyber Security (ICS) dedicated to cybersecurity and cloud research, and the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS), which focuses on the cybersecurity maturity of cities and communities and conducts nationwide Cyber Security Defense Competitions for college and high school students. Another affiliated unit is the Open Cloud Institute (OCI) for research and education in cloud computing and big data.

Org Marketing Statement
The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Hispanic Serving University specializing in cyber, health, fundamental futures, and social-economic development. With more than 34,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property—for Texas, the nation and the world. Learn more online, on USTA Today or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or LinkedIn.

UTSA, situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.

Application Details

Posting End Date
Review of applications will begin on Oct 17, 2022. For best consideration, have your application and supporting documents submitted by Nov 1, 2022. For inquiries and nominations, please contact the search committee chair, Xiaoyin Wang at

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. UTSA employees enjoy a competitive, comprehensive, and family-friendly benefits package.

Hours per Week
Exempt Position: 40 hours per week.

Required Application Materials
Please submit all documents together in a single PDF in order to be considered.

  • A letter of application
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research and a statement of teaching, both of which include discussion on the role diversity and inclusion plays in an academic environment.
  • The names, e-mails, and telephone numbers of 3-6 references.

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants for an Assistant Professor position must earn a Ph.D. by September 1, 2023, in Computer Science or in a related field.
  • Must demonstrate a strong potential for excellence in research and teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideal candidates include those with publications in top CS conferences, recipients of best paper awards, early career awardees, and those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to collaboration, diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service endeavors.

Working Conditions
On Campus: Primary work location will be on campus

Additional Information

  • UTSA is a tobacco free campus.
  • This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
  • Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.

EO/AA Statement
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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