Jobs: Department of Computer Science

Chair, Department of Computer Science

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair, Department of Computer Science.

This leadership position offers an extraordinary opportunity to a bold and inspirational leader with intellectual breadth, strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated expertise in education and research-driven programs and initiatives, experience developing and leveraging partnerships, and success leading diverse, complex teams and/or organizations.  The successful candidate will bring experience in developing and executing a strategic vision and must be a persuasive and sophisticated communicator who can advance the Department’s reputation for education and research excellence.  Candidates must understand the complexities and trends in computer science education and research, encourage the perspectives and values of faculty and students across all disciplines, have a commitment to shared governance, and possess the ability to collaborate with constituencies across the College and University. The successful candidate will also be able to bring together researchers from diverse backgrounds to enhance the Department’s teaching and research collaborations locally and nationally.  Candidates should also have an outstanding academic record, an abiding commitment to diversity, excellence and integrity, and possess a proven ability to inspire, motivate, and facilitate the success of others.

About UNC Charlotte:  UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university, the only doctoral-granting research institution in a vibrant region of over 2.3 million people. UNC Charlotte is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus and was recently named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by APLU. The University leverages its location in the state’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity; exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs; and a focused set of community engagement initiatives that address the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. UNC Charlotte is the fastest growing institution in the UNC System, offering 24 doctoral programs, 65 master’s degree programs, and 75 bachelor’s degrees. There are more than 1,200 full time faculty and fall 2018 enrollment exceeds 29,000 students. Additional information can be found online at

About the Department of Computer Science:  CS is the largest department in the College of Computing and Informatics with close to 40 full-time faculty members. Faculty expertise encompasses areas of traditional computer science including cutting-edge efforts in visualization/visual analytics, robotics, networking, video and image processing, cloud and high-performance computing, cognitive computing, recommender systems, and data mining.  The Department maintains large undergraduate, MS, and PhD programs, with over 1,500 undergraduate and 450 graduate students. Student enrollment has doubled over the past six years and continues to increase. Research expenditures approach $4M annually. More information can be found online at

Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by January 23, 2020.

Josh Ward, Ph.D., Senior Associate

Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, PA

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.  The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.


Assistant / Associate Professor

The Department of Computer Science ( at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) seeks candidates for multiple tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The Department is particularly interested in candidates with theoretical, applied, or transdisciplinary research interests in:

  • Computing systems, particularly exploring the intersections of computer architecture, artificial intelligence, cyber-physical systems, and distributed systems.
  • Data science, including the areas of data curation, deep learning, data mining, data provenance, and computing theory.
  • Artificial intelligence systems, human-AI collaboration, machine learning, robotics, and computer vision.

Candidates must hold Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline, and possess a record that demonstrates excellence (or the strong potential for excellence) in research and teaching. The Department seeks candidates of integrity, with high ethical standards, and who are innovative, collegial, and collaborative. 

The Department is especially interested in candidates who are committed to diversity, accessibility, and inclusion. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE and Title III Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. 

As an institution of nearly 30,000 students located in the state's largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. Situated within the College of Computing and Informatics, the Department is home to over 2,000 students in B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. programs.  Current research and teaching strengths of 40+ faculty include: visualization; visual and data analytics; natural language processing and sociolinguistics; AI and machine learning; cyber-physical systems; networks; edge, cloud, and high-performance computing; software engineering; robotics; image processing and computer vision; intelligent systems; and, CS education.  

The anticipated start date is fall 2020, with application review beginning immediately. Applications must be submitted electronically at  (Position No. 004677) and should include: a cover letter; a complete CV; teaching and research statements; copies of three representative scholarly publications; and, contact information for at least three references. In the cover letter, applicants should clearly identify the area(s) that best describe their academic interests and expertise as well as previous academic and/or industry engagement. Finalists must submit official transcripts and other support material. All finalists are subject to criminal background checks. For additional information, contact Professor Zbyszek Ras (

alumni scholarship fund

The Alumni Gives Scholarship allows students to pursue their dreams and contribute to the technology community.  This needs-based scholarship empowers students to overcome financial hurdles while pursuing their education goals and gives preference to underrepresented populations within the CCI student body. 

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