Assistant Professor - Systems

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: College of Engineering

The Department of Computer Science at Boise State University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at Assistant Professor rank. Seeking an applicant with a focus on systems in one or more of a wide range of areas and topics including high-performance computing, compilers, operating systems, networking, parallel computing, distributed computing, embedded software and systems, hardware software codesign of ultra scale systems, and programming languages. The potential to collaborate across multi-disciplinary research at Micron is a plus. Micron is headquartered in Boise and has its main R&D operations located in Boise. Strong candidates in other areas of Computer Science will also be considered as long as they have an interest in teaching some systems courses.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, developing a strong research program funded by external sources, supporting and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and providing service to the University and the profession along with other activities typical for a tenure-track faculty. Candidates will start in the fall of 2024.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in computer science, or a closely related field, is required by the hire date.

  • Applicants should demonstrate potential for establishing a record of excellence in teaching, significant contributions in research, and experience in collaborating with faculty or industry to develop and sustain funded research programs.

Required Application Materials: 

  • Cover letter addressed to the CS Systems Search Committee indicating your interests and qualifications for this position

  • A CV that includes employment history (including dates of employment)

  • Statements of research and teaching interests 

  • Provide three professional references with contact information. 

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on October 23. The search will remain open until the positions are filled.

About the University and Department:

Boise State University has made a significant investment in the growth of the Department of Computer Science, with eighteen new faculty hires, a new building downtown, and several new undergraduate and graduate programs at both the Masters and Ph.D. levels, including programs in Cybersecurity, Data Science, Computer Science, and CMSE. This investment has enabled the department to more than triple in size over the last six years to 25 faculty (18 tenure-track) with 100+ bachelors and 20-30 MS/PhD graduates each year. 

Undergraduate enrollment has increased to around 700 students at present. New undergraduate degrees in Computer Science have been created with emphasis areas in Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, Secondary Education, and Entrepreneurship. A new interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Computing program was started in 2016, which has quickly grown to be the largest PhD program at Boise State with 68 students, and with faculty participation from a multitude of departments across campus. Eighteen Ph.D. students have graduated and accepted research positions in industry and universities. 

The College of Engineering and Department of Computer Science have a strong record of providing support and mentoring for early career faculty, and a number of resources that can be provided to assist early career faculty in establishing funded research programs. In the last seven years new faculty have been very successful in obtaining external funding, with six Computer Science faculty members receiving NSF CAREER awards, and several other faculty have large grants from various funding agencies. 

The department is a critical part of the vibrant software and high-tech industry in the Boise metropolitan area, with close relationships with tech companies and a strong and active industry advisory board. In 2016 the department moved to a new building located in the heart of downtown Boise – within walking distance to dozens of software companies but still close to the main campus. The department’s location in the heart of downtown allows faculty and students to interact frequently with the ever-growing number of local software companies. Furthermore, the department has close relationships with Idaho’s K-12 school system and has been instrumental in developing and establishing K-12 computer science curriculum and standards, as well as establishing and supporting K-12 teacher training programs.

Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho, with an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students, and has the largest Computer Science department in the state. The university is located in Idaho’s capital city and largest metropolitan area, serving as the state's government, business, high-tech, economic, and cultural center. Boise offers a great quality of life: a family-friendly culture, a vibrant downtown, and great outdoor recreation including skiing, rafting, camping, hiking, fishing, and biking. To further enhance the quality of life Boise offers, the university has committed to sustaining the conditions necessary for faculty to enter and thrive in their academic careers while meeting personal and family responsibilities.

Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion. 

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