SDSU Computer Science Department Assistant Professor – Algorithms & Theory of Computation Position

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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 theory of computation, beginning fall 2019. Sub-areas include algorithms, parallel and distributed algorithms, formal methods, formal verification, information theory, quantum computation, machine learning, computational biology, and computational robotics, etc. Strong candidates in other research areas will also be considered. Candidates are expected to be able to teach computer science theory courses and advanced graduate/undergraduate courses in the candidates’ expertise. 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.

The department is home to faculty who are principal investigators of multimillion-dollar grants from NIH, NSF, etc. The department encourages collaborative interdisciplinary research with faculty members from other departments. We offer Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science. Faculty members can be Ph.D. student advisors through the Computational Sciences SDSU-UC Irvine Joint Doctoral Program.

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 For full consideration, applications should be received no later than December 1, 2018.

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.


About the author

Teresa is the Department Coordinator in the Computer Science department of the SDSU College of Sciences. She graduated from SDSU with a BS in Accounting and she received her MBA degree at the University of San Diego. Teresa has worked in industry for several years and she joined SDSU as a staff member in April 2017.

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