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At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you will be part of 150 years of excellence in higher education and more than 50 years of leadership in computer science, engineering, technology, and software development. As a member of the Big 10 and a distinguished, land-grant public research university, we rank among doctoral universities with the highest research activity. Listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Large Employers and located in the flourishing community of Lincoln, Nebraska offers its faculty both a close-knit campus community and the chance to make an impact on a global scale.

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The School of Computing at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has launched a strategic expansion and invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin in Fall 2023.

A complete list of open positions may be found here.

We seek candidates who can establish a strong scholarly research and teaching program in all aspects of computing. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT) systems
  • Robotics
  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Quantum Computing

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The School of Computing

The School of Computing has significant ongoing efforts in Robotics, IoT, cyber-physical systems, and embedded computing. Current research investments include:

  • $17 million in active robotics funding, including five $1M+ grants from NSF, USDA, and DoD
  • Facilities investment that includes a remotely accessible city-wide wireless testbed, indoor and outdoor aerial robotics facilities, access to farm test plots, a full range of computing facilities, and the Holland Computing Center
  • Selection of Ag IoT as a “Big Idea” for the university system, including internal and external investment efforts
  • Data Science is recognized as an important component in UNL’s research and education missions, including agriculture, software engineering, cyber-physical systems, internet of things, digital humanities, and many more.

These efforts align with the university’s 2025 commitment to invest in eight grand challenge themes, which include climate resilience, sustainable food and water security, and science, engineering, and technology for society.

About Lincoln

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is the state's land-grant research university and ranks among Doctoral Universities with the Highest Research Activity (Carnegie CIHE).

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is centered in the flourishing community of Lincoln, the third largest city in the Big Ten.

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Future Growth

The School of Computing is undergoing an exciting period of significant growth. The school recently hired 15 tenure and tenure-track faculty, including 10 from 2019-2023 and plans to continue expansion in the near future.

This expansion complements the hiring by the College of Engineering, which has hired more than 50 new faculty in the last five years and plans to continue expanding the number of faculty in the coming years.

The School of Computing and the College of Engineering are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve.

Engineering Inclusive Excellence

Open Positions

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. View the nondiscrimination policy.

Promising candidates with interests in one of these areas are strongly encouraged to apply to all of the applicable positions.

Assistant/Associate Professor

The Position

The School of Computing (SoC) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) is going through a strategic expansion and invites applications for one tenure-track/tenured faculty position at assistant or associate professor rank to begin Fall 2024. We seek candidates who can establish a strong scholarly research and teaching program in all aspects of computing. Areas of interest include but are not limited to Internet-of-Things (IoT) systems, Robotics, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Quantum Computing.

SoC is undergoing an exciting period of significant growth. The School recently hired 15 tenured/tenure-track faculty, including 10 from 2019 to 2023, with plans to continue expansion in the near future.

SoC is a leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Agricultural IoT (Ag-IoT). The School is leading the Nebraska IoT Initiative, a public-private partnership between the University of Nebraska, the City of Lincoln, and a consortium of industry partners. UNL and the City of Lincoln have partnered on major infrastructure initiatives, including a remotely accessible city-wide wireless testbed, which led to the establishment of an interlocal agency, iLNK, to bring IoT investments under a common umbrella.

The NIMBUS lab at SoC is a leader in leveraging Unmanned Aircraft Systems to interact in a field environment with numerous scientific and agricultural application areas. NIMBUS’ leadership and success have been built on the intersection of field robotics, control, human-robot interaction, and software engineering. UNL is taking a lead role in a $25 million federal award that will establish a Heartland Robotics Cluster and serve as an economic driver for Nebraska.

SoC is strengthening research in Data Science, Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and related areas, which are ubiquitous in domains and applications spanning UNL. UNL is establishing a new Data Science undergraduate major. The School aims to develop top programs in transformative technologies for human health, agriculture, biocomputing, and robotics, building upon the School’s existing strengths in Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning.

SoC is leading a Cybersecurity Initiative to develop a top research program to address unprecedented security challenges, including user privacy, data confidentiality, and critical infrastructure availability, and leverage domain-specific expertise and domain-agnostic techniques such as traffic analysis, anomaly detection (based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques), emergency alert mechanisms, and intelligent firewalls.

SoC has been a leader in the areas of Empirical Software Engineering, Testing, and Formal Methods. The School will continue to add outstanding scholars to strengthen foundational expertise and broaden our research portfolio to include emerging areas such as Mining Software Repository, Software Security, Human-centric Software Engineering, and Validation and Verification of Complex Software Systems such as Machine Intelligence and Cyber-physical Systems.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field.
  • A record of strong scholarly achievement and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.
  • A demonstrated commitment to contributing to a culture that supports inclusive excellence.
  • Candidates at the assistant professor level must have the potential to establish a strong externally funded research program, while candidates at the associate professor level are expected to have an outstanding publication record, a history of funded research, and a strong national/international reputation in their respective research areas.
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Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated cross-disciplinary research experience.
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How to Apply

Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:
  1. Cover letter explaining your interest in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  2. Your curriculum vitae.
  3. Teaching and research statements including 1-2 papers that best represent research and scholarship.
  4. A statement of how your combined professional and academic experiences have equipped you to make a valuable contribution to Inclusive Excellence, a fundamental aspect of the COE Complete Engineer ® Program.
  5. A list of three references.

Note: The teaching, research, and contribution statements together should total no more than five (5) pages. Please combine the statements and papers into a single PDF document and attach as “Other Document.”

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Contact Us with Questions

Direct questions to Dr. Hongfeng Yu at hfyu@unl.edu