Prof. Anupam Joshi talking in front of the π² Immersive Hybrid Reality displayCSEE Professor Anupam Joshi talking in front of UMBC’s π² Immersive Hybrid Reality display

Computer Science Assistant Professor

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering


UMBC’s Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering invites applications for two tenure-track Computer Science Assistant Professor positions to begin in Fall 2017. Exceptionally strong candidates for higher ranks may be considered. Applicants must have or be completing a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, have demonstrated the ability to pursue a research program, and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Candidates will be expected to build and lead a team of student researchers, obtain external research support and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses.

All areas of specialization will be considered, but we are especially interested in candidates in the following areas: information assurance and cybersecurity; mobile, wearable and IoT systems; big data with an emphasis on machine learning, analytics, and high-performance computing; knowledge and database systems.

The CSEE department is vibrant, research-oriented and multi-disciplinary with programs in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Cybersecurity. Our faculty (35 tenure-track, eight teaching and 10 research) enjoy collaboration, working across our specializations as well as with colleagues from other STEM, humanities and the arts departments and external partners. We have more than 1500 undergraduate CS and CE majors and 600 M.S. and Ph.D. students in our CS, CE, EE and Cybersecurity graduate programs. We have awarded 290 PhDs since our establishment in 1986. Our research supported by a growing and diverse portfolio from government and industrial sponsors with over $5M in yearly research expenditures. We work to help new colleagues be successful by providing startup packages, reduced teaching loads and active mentoring.

UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the work-force, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level.  We are dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning. The 2016 US News and World Report Best Colleges guide placed UMBC fifth in the Most Innovative National Universities category and one of its top 20 national universities for Best Undergraduate Teaching.  The Chronicle of Higher Education named UMBC as a Great College to Work For, a recognition given to only 80 universities. Our strategic location in the Baltimore-Washington corridor puts us close to many important federal laboratories and agencies and high-tech companies, facilitating interactions, collaboration, and opportunities for sabbaticals and visiting appointments.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a brief statement of teaching and research experience and interests, a CV, and three letters of recommendation at http://apply.interfolio.com/37418. Applications received by January 15, 2017 are assured full consideration and those received later will be evaluated as long as the positions remain open. Send questions to and see http://csee.umbc.edu/jobs for more information.

UMBC’s campus is located on 500 acres just off I-95 between Baltimore and Washington DC, and less than 10 minutes from the BWI airport and Amtrak station. The campus includes the bwtech@UMBC research and technology park, which has special programs for startups focused on cybersecurity, clean energy, life sciences and training. We are surrounded by one of the greatest concentrations of commercial, cultural and scientific activity in the nation. Located at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore has all the advantages of modern, urban living, including professional sports, major art galleries, theaters and a symphony orchestra. The city’s famous Inner Harbor area is an exciting center for entertainment and commerce. The nation’s capital, Washington, DC, is a great tourist attraction with its historical monuments and museums. Just ten minutes from downtown Baltimore and 30 from the D.C. Beltway, UMBC offers easy access to the region’s resources by car or public transportation.

We are committed to inclusive excellence and innovation and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.