Assistant Professor in Computer Science with an emphasis on Robotics

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00517F
Posting Type
Working Title Assistant Professor in Computer Science with an emphasis on Robotics
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range
Job Summary

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, starting August 2018. Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science or closely related field, have a strong research record, and be committed to excellence in both research and teaching. We are especially interested in hiring a candidate with a research background in any area of Robotics. This position offers a competitive salary and generous startup package.

Computer Science is a growing and congenial department of 27 faculty within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The department has 1065 undergraduate and more than 175 graduate students and offers the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in CS. The teaching load allows for substantial concentration on research. Our faculty cover a broad range of research interests including algorithms, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, brain imaging and mapping, computer security, computational science, computer vision, data privacy, data science, distributed and real-time systems, robotics, simulation, and semantic web. Please see for more information about the department.

The University of Georgia (, founded in 1785, is the oldest land-grant university in the nation with a student body of more than 36,000 ( It is located in Athens ( a charming and historic university town of about 120,000, approximately 65 miles from Atlanta, with mild winters and warm summers. The University boasts a major Performing Arts Center and has one of the largest student athletic recreation facilities in the US. It has been consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities by U.S. News and World Report.

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Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and short statements of research interests and teaching philosophy. Please provide contact information (email) for three references.

Review of candidates will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disability are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an EOO/AA institution, and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science or closely related field

Preferred Qualifications
Degree Level
Posting Date 10/12/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  5. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents