University of Washington Tacoma
School of Engineering and Technology
United States WA Tacoma


The School of Engineering and Technology (SET) at the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Systems (CSS). These full-time (100% FTE) positions have a nine-month service period with an expected start date of September 16, 2024. The initial appointment is for a three-year period, renewable upon successful completion of the second-year review.

All faculty at the UW engage in scholarship, teaching, and service. Successful candidates will pursue a vigorous research agenda and teach classes at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Successful candidates should expect to teach in a variety of modalities, including online, hybrid, and/or in-person, in the context of an urban-serving university campus. Successful candidates will also participate in service to the university and profession, and will be expected to contribute substantially toward creating a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds, including those from backgrounds historically underrepresented in CSS and/or higher education.

Outstanding candidates from any area of computer science and/or whose research complements those of current SET faculty are encouraged to apply. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to: teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: programming; software engineering; computer architecture; operating systems, and computer ethics; research experience in the areas of: computer systems, human-computer interaction, robotics, cryptography, bioinformatics, machine learning, and/or new areas in CS research.

About UW Tacoma
UW Tacoma, one of the three UW campuses, is an undergraduate and graduate level campus that is evolving economically, culturally, and architecturally together with the region it serves. UWT is a 46-acre, urban-serving campus that currently enrolls approximately 5,000 students. The campus consists of architectural award-winning LEED certified retrofitted historical buildings, set in the midst of the city’s museum mile and situated on the high-technology corridor of Puget Sound, offering views of the historic Foss Waterway and Mount Rainier, while providing an incomparable gateway to Pacific Northwest recreation opportunities. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth.

The School of Engineering and Technology (SET) was created in 2001 through a public/private partnership to address the critical demand for computing and engineering professionals in the South Puget Sound. Today, SET has 33 tenured and tenure- track faculty, 20 teaching faculty, 1 research faculty, and approximately 1,000 students. SET faculty have received research funding from federal/government grants/contracts, and industry partners. The CSS program offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees with 23 PhD students, 95 MS students, and 400 undergraduate majors. In addition to CSS, SET offers undergraduate degree programs in Information Technology, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, and graduate degree programs in Cybersecurity and Leadership, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. For more information regarding the School of Engineering and Technology please visit:

The base salary range is $12,556 to $13,333 per month ($113,000 to $120,000 per 9-month academic year), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation may include a one-time relocation allowance and startup package. A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at

Application Instructions:

Applications will only be accepted via Interfolio.
Position URL:

Applicants should include:
1. A cover letter describing your academic qualifications, professional experiences, and how your work would complement current SET faculty research areas; Candidates who have not yet earned a Ph.D. at time of application are encouraged to identify the anticipated completion date in the letter.
2. A research statement describing your research experience and trajectory, including any plans for funding/grant writing;
3. A statement of teaching and education interests, experience, and/or philosophy that includes future plans to effectively develop and deliver educational materials, and a list of courses you are qualified to teach. Candidates should include evidence of teaching experience, if available (such as teaching evaluations or any related documentation);
4. A statement demonstrating your commitment to diversity in research, teaching, mentoring and/or service. The statement should describe how your teaching, scholarship, and/or service has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in CSS. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should describe how they plan to further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
5. A curriculum vitae;
6. Three peer-reviewed publications; and
7. Three letters of reference including contact information.

Questions related to positions in CSS should be directed to the CSS search committee co-chairs, Dr. Wes J. Lloyd or Dr. Raghavi Sakpal at

Applications received by December 23, 2023, will receive priority review. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.


An earned Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science or a related field is required by the time of appointment. In exceptional circumstances, candidates in the final stages of the Ph.D. (pending conferral) may be selected and appointed on an acting basis.

Start date

September 16, 2024

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted via Interfolio. Position URL: