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Montana State University Assistant Professor of Computer Science in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 23015

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Ana Gaskill


Classification Title

Working Title Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Brief Position Overview

The Gianforte School of Computing invites applications for multiple full-time tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor. Primary responsibilities include developing a nationally recognized, externally funded research program, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses consistent with the candidate’s background, and participating in professional/service activities.

Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank Assistant

Position Number 4A0525, 4A4792

Department Gianforte School of Computing

Division College of Engineering

Appointment Type Faculty

Contract Term Academic Year

Semester Fall or Spring

If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type MUS

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Gianforte School of Computing, housed in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering ( NACOE ) at Montana State University, invites applications for multiple full-time tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor. Duties include developing a nationally recognized, externally funded research program, teaching, developing courses, mentoring and service. Applications are encouraged from candidates with expertise in all areas of computer science.

Because increasing the diversity of the computing profession is one of our strategic priorities, women and underrepresented minorities in computing are particularly encouraged to apply. Partner/spousal accommodations will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program; produce scholarly works; contribute to Computer Science undergraduate and graduate instruction, mentor and advise; and participate in professional/service/outreach activities.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field upon start date.

  • Potential to build a nationally recognized, externally funded research program.

  • Evidence of scholarly and professional achievements commensurate with experience.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Research and teaching expertise that enhances our organization’s capabilities and strengths, especially in the areas of machine learning, data science, and/or systems. We also encourage applications from candidates whose research and teaching expertise complement existing faculty expertise. Candidates with machine learning expertise will have the opportunity to contribute to a statewide, $20 million, 5-year NSF EPScOR grant entitled SMART FireS ( (Sensors, Machine learning, and Artificial intelligence in Real Time Fire Science).

  • Ability to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside the School of Computing. Ability to promote the advancement of diversity and inclusion in computer science.

    The Successful Candidate Will

Be a dynamic researcher and communicator who has: excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to inspire and mentor students; the ability to establish a funded research program; the potential to teach in a diverse University community; the ability to help students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed; and effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate with diverse faculty, staff, and students.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program

The Department

The Gianforte School of Computing (GSoC) at Montana State University supports the mission of the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering and the University through its teaching, research, and service activities. The GSoC serves approximately 500 majors, 100 minors and 50 graduate students by preparing them for computing careers and for a lifetime of learning.

The GSoC offers a broad array of curricular opportunities in computing areas that include Computer Science (minor, B.S. degree, B.A. degree, M.S. degree, Ph.D. degree), Data Science (minor, a proposed B.S. degree, M.S. degree) and Cybersecurity (M.S. degree). Montana State University received a generous $50 million dollar gift for a new computing building and the GSoC looks forward to serving as its anchor occupant when the building opens in 2026.

The College

The Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering comprises five academic departments (Chemical & Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Gianforte School of Computing, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering) and is home to numerous research centers such as the Center for Biofilm Engineering and the Western Transportation Institute. The College enrolls approximately 3,400 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 2

Desired Start Date Upon a successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

Required Documents to be uploaded:

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Brief Research Statement (2 page maximum)

  • Brief Teaching Statement (2 page maximum)

  • Two (2) Publications

    Diversity Statement

    Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples ( .

    Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

    Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

    In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

    MSU ’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .