Department Chair

University of North Texas
Deparment of Computer Science and Engineering
United States TX Denton


Position Summary
The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department ( of UNT, a Carnegie-ranked Tier One research university, seeks nominations or applications for the chairperson position at the rank of Professor. CSE department is home to 12 Professors, 10 Associate Professors, 8 Assistant Professors, 5 Lecturers, 8 Clinical faculty, over 100 Ph.D. students, over 1000 master’s students, and over 1300 bachelor students. Thirty faculty members have joined CSE department since 2010, and we are continuing to expand. Faculty members in the department have received the NSF CAREER Award each year in recent years.

Applicants are sought at the Professor level with salary, benefits, and a teaching load typical for a major research university.

Department and University Summary
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at UNT offers a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering, M.S. degrees in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Data Engineering, ABET-accredited B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, an ABET-accredited B.A. degree in Information Technology, and a new B.S. degree in Cybersecurity. Along with other state-of-the-art facilities on campus, CSE’s 18 research laboratories and centers provide a world-class environment for learning and discovery. The faculty in the department have a strong track record of grant funding from NSF, DOD, DOE, NIH, NSA, and industry. Current research interests of the faculty include artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, collaborative learning, computer systems architecture, computer vision, cybersecurity, databases, game programming, high-performance computing, human-computer interaction, machine learning, natural language processing, parallel and distributed processing, software engineering, and theoretical computer science (

University of North Texas

The University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university with over 40,000 students. A Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university, UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities with more than 10,000 Hispanic students, 5,700 African American students, 3,100 Asian students, and 500 Indigenous students. UNT has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and thereby a Minority Serving Institution and stands committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in its pursuit of academic excellence. Located in Denton, TX at the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, UNT fosters meaningful partnerships with organizations throughout the DFW area.
Denton is home to two state universities (UNT and Texas Woman’s University) and is known for its live music scene. Denton is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and is located just 36 miles from either city’s center. With 7.5 million people and two international airports, DFW is the fourth-largest metro area in the United States. DFW is racially, ethnically, religiously, and culturally diverse and maintains a long-standing commitment to the arts exemplified by local attractions such as the Dallas Arts District and the Fort Worth Cultural District. UNT’s proximity to these major metropolitan centers ensures that our new colleague will be able to access a wide range of activities and cultural experiences.
The vibrant UNT College of Engineering, located in the 590,000 square foot main building on the 300-acre Discovery Park campus in Denton, TX, has more than 100 faculty members. The college’s faculty also boast three National Academy memberships, more than 20 faculty fellowships across more than 15 societies, and six NSF CAREER Award winners. The college is equipped with numerous state-of-the-art facilities including a recent $20 million boost to the Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing. The college has grown the tenured and tenure track faculty from 83 in 2018/2019 to 97 now, and is on track to the target of 120 by 2025.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.


Minimum Qualifications
The candidate must have: an earned doctorate relevant to a program in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field; achievements commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor.
In addition, the candidate is expected to have an excellent record of scholarship and external funding; prior academic/research experience in a US institution and a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness as well as shared governance.
The candidate should demonstrate experience in working cooperatively and effectively with faculty/colleagues, staff, and the administration.

Preferred qualifications:
Experience in developing external partnerships to promote research and education, and facilitating continued improvement of the reputation and funding for the department.
Knowledge and/or experience with the departmental research and program areas.
Knowledge of ABET accreditation standards and procedures.
Experience in academic leadership positions.

Start date

To be determined

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