Assistant/Associate Professor Positions Available

Posted on 2015-10-09

The Department is seeking candidates for multiple Assistant/Associate Professor positions beginning Fall 2016, pending availability of funds.  Exceptionally qualified candidates in all areas of computer science are invited while candidates with expertise in the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: big data, systems & networks, security & privacy, CS education, and software engineering, as well as candidates engaged in interdisciplinary research. Successful candidates are expected to develop externally sponsored research programs, teach both undergraduate and graduate courses and provide academic advising to students at all levels.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science, or related discipline, and be committed to excellence in both research and teaching. Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications.

The Department of Computer Science ( offers B. S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs as well as a graduate certificate in Information Assurance and an M.S. program in Bioinformatics (through the College of Arts and Sciences). The Department has been ranked 55th in the nation among CS departments with federally funded research. The Department regularly engages in large-scale multi-university collaborations across the nation. CS faculty lead NIH-funded Big Data "Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K)" and the "Center for Information Assurance (CfIA)". In addition, CS faculty work closely with multidisciplinary centers in the campus such as the "Institute of Intelligent Systems (IIS)".

Application review begins December 1, 2015 and may continue until the positions are filled.

To apply, please visit Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, and three letters of recommendation. Direct inquiries to Joyce Stevenson (

A background check will be required for employment. The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents Institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disablity, or veteran status.

A summary of the Department as of Fall 2015 is provided below:


The Department directly supports 11 Ph.D. and 17 M.S. students through graduate assistantships.  In addition, 17 Ph.D. and 6 M.S. students are supported through research grants.  7 Ph.D. students receive support from other departments on campus or from their companies/native governments, making a total of 35/42 supported Ph.D. students.
Both undergraduate and graduate students have earned a number of accolades at the local, national, and international levels.


The Department has 13 full-time faculty, 10 of whom are tenured or tenure-track. Our faculty include 5 full professors, 2 IEEE Fellows, an ACM Distinguished Speaker, and the first state-endowed chair of excellence in computer science in Tennessee.

Faculty have been recognized extensively for their accomplishments.  The awards conferred on individual faculty have included the Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award, Dunavant Professorship, Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences Meritorious Faculty Award, and Early Career Research Award.


Grant Funding


The Department is involved in two major national research initiatives: the MD2K Center of Excellence with Cornell, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rice, UCLA, UCSD, UCSF, UMass Amherst, and West Virginia, along with Open mHealth; and Named Data Networking: Next-Phase with Colorado State, University of Arizona, UCLA, UCSD, UIUC, University of Michigan, and Washington University.

With over $16M in active grants, we have the highest per-capita research funding of any department on campus. We were recently ranked 55th among nationwide CS departments in federally funded research expenditures.

Interdisciplinary Institutes and Centers


Our faculty and students publish high-quality research in multiple areas of Computer Science. In 2014, they published 34 conference papers, 11 journal papers, and 6 books/book chapters.

Our faculty and students have published in top-tier venues in:

  • Mobile Computing: ACM MobiCom, ACM UbiComp, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • Networking: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE INFOCOM
  • Sensors: ACM SenSys, ACM/IEEE IPSN, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks
  • Bioinformatics: BMC Genomics, BMC Bioinformatics, ACM BCB
  • Human-Computer Interaction: ACM CHI, ACM UbiComp
  • Evolutionary Computing: ACM GECCO
  • Software Engineering: ACM/IEEE ICSE, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: AAAI, NIPS, ECML
  • Computational Linguistics: ACL, COLING