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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering
Department: Computer Science And Engineering 10016172
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Engineers/Architects, Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) in the College of Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU) is in a phase of significant and sustained growth and expansion.  We are pleased to invite applications for the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department. Exceptional candidates for the ranks of Associate and Full Professor will also be considered. Multiple tenure-system faculty positions are available. The anticipated start date for these positions is August 16, 2024. Candidates must have a doctoral degree at the time of appointment.

The Department is seeking highly motivated applicants in any area of Computer Science – including those that intersect with other fields – who can enhance or complement the Department's strengths and expertise. Tenure-system computer science faculty are expected to establish a vibrant, sustainable, and internationally visible research program; make significant scholarly contributions to their discipline; be effective teachers and mentors to both undergraduate and graduate students; engage in institutional and professional service as well as public outreach; and contribute toward the university’s DEI mission. The Department and College have a strong track record of mentoring junior faculty to grow their academic careers successfully. Several faculty in the department have received NSF CAREER Awards over the past 5 years.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Computer Science

Minimum Requirements

PhD in Computer Science or related field

Required Application Materials

Applicants must submit:

  1. a detailed curriculum vitae,
  2. a cover letter summarizing their qualifications and highlighting up to five prominent scholarly works, 
  3. a vision statement describing their teaching philosophy, including mentoring and outreach,
  4. a vision statement describing their planned research program,
  5. a vision statement describing their plans to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, and
  6. the names and contact information of at least three professional references. 

Please indicate the rank to which you are applying in your cover letter.

Special Instructions

Interested individuals should submit their application through and refer to position #900377 . For full consideration, applications should be received before December 1, 2023.  Applications will, however, be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until all positions are filled. The search committee reserves the right to begin the evaluation process before December 1, 2023, and issue offers on a rolling basis. Interested individuals are, therefore, strongly encouraged to submit their application packets as soon as possible.

Questions regarding these positions are welcome by contacting the search committee chair at 

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Department Statement

The Department has strong research programs in several areas of Computer Science and Engineering, including AI, Autonomous Driving, Biometrics, Computer Vision, CyberSecurity, Data Science, Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning, and Software Engineering. The Department has accredited B.S. degree programs in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. The Department also offers a B.S. degree in Computational Data Science. In addition to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, the Department offers an M.S. degree in Data Science in collaboration with the Department of Statistics and the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering.

The size of MSU’s freshman class for fall 2023 is around 11,000 and that of the College of Engineering is 1,750. Out of those 1,750 students, 625 expressed a preference for Computer Science and Engineering. There are currently over 265 graduate students and 1,900 undergraduate students in the Department. The Department is home to 20 research laboratories, with annual research expenditures exceeding $8 million.

MSU enjoys a park-like campus in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to Lansing, the capital of Michigan. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately half a million.  Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual-career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual-career support can be found at  Information about WorkLife at MSU and the College of Engineering can be found at and

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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