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Faculty and Staff Openings

Auburn University
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Multiple Faculty Positions

The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE), situated within the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions. We seek candidates at the Assistant Professor level, although outstanding candidates at a senior level will also be considered. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications. Responsibilities include research, graduate student supervision, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and service. A Ph.D. degree in computer science, software engineering, or a closely related field must be completed by the start of the appointment. Applicants must have the potential to develop a vigorous externally funded research program and a commitment to teaching.

Applications from candidates with expertise in any area of computer science will be considered. However, our focus areas are Artificial Intelligence (AI: including all subfields such as computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, etc.), Computer & Software Systems (broadly defined to include advanced architectures, compilers, operating systems, programming languages, software environments, etc.), Cybersecurity, Data Science, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Software Engineering (SE). We are especially interested in candidates who work at the intersection of two focus areas, such as AI & Cybersecurity, HCI & AI, HCI & Cybersecurity, Systems & AI, Systems & Cybersecurity, SE & AI, SE & HCI, or SE & Cybersecurity, and Systems candidates with an ability to teach SE courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We welcome applications from women, couples, and those belonging to underrepresented groups in computer science.

CSSE is home to the Auburn Cyber Research Center ( ), and is affiliated with the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security ( ). The department currently has a diverse and international tenure-track, teaching, and research faculty of over thirty, who support a dynamic research enterprise and strong undergraduate and graduate programs (M.S. in CSSE, M.S. in Cybersecurity Engineering, M.S. in Data Science & Engineering, and Ph.D. in CSSE). Current student enrollment is over 1200 undergraduate and over 200 graduate students. Further information may be found at the department's home page

CSSE is the highest-ranked computer science department in Alabama, fourth among SEC schools, a top-50 department at a public university, and among the top 15% of all departments in the nation according to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report. It was one of the first computer science departments in the country to offer an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree in software engineering. Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land, sea, and space-grant institutions. As a Carnegie R1 research university, Auburn maintains high levels of research activity as well as high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the
professions, and the arts and sciences. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta (GA) and Montgomery (AL), the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers. More information on faculty and community life at Auburn may be found at

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, research vision, teaching philosophy, and names of three to five references at

There is no application deadline. The application review process will begin January 1, 2022 and continue until successful candidates are identified. All applications will be considered, but applications received by January 1, 2022 will receive the earliest consideration.

The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples, is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer, and is committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.