Assistant Professor in Practice (Computer Science)

Required qualifications: Applicants for an Assistant Professor in Practice position must have a Ph.D. degree and demonstrated excellence in teaching or professional experience in Computer Science or related field, as well as the potential for future professional achievement and/or community engagement/service. This is a full-time appointment, and the initial appointment is for one or two years.  The application must be submitted through a web portal at

Responsibilities include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and program development. An Assistant Professor in Practice is also required to establish an active research program in Computer Science or Computer Science Education.  Salary and start-up supporting packages for the positions are highly competitive.  The initial appointment is for 1 to 2 years.  The appointment may be renewed based on performance and department’s needs. 

Required documents and submission process:

See for information on the Department and application instructions. Applications must include

  1. a completed web-based application form
  2. a letter of interest that clearly indicates the areas of teaching interests and expertise and the level of the position requested
  3. a dated curriculum vitae (including employment, peer-reviewed publications and grants in chronological order)
  4. a statement of research interests
  5. a statement of teaching interests, expertise and pedagogy,
  6. most recent teaching evaluations, and
  7. names, addresses (postal and e-mail), and telephone numbers of at least three references

Applicants may be selected for on campus or online interviews.  Screening of applications will begin immediately and the search will continue until the positions are filled or the search is closed.

About the Department and the University

The Department of Computer Science currently has 19 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees supporting a dynamic and growing program with 1,350+ undergraduates and near 150 graduate students, including 68 Ph.D. students. Faculty in the Department of Computer Science conduct numerous research projects with funding from a variety of federal and state agencies, as well as industry. Research is conducted in areas such as cyber security, data analytics, cloud and distributed computing, machine learning, computer vision, image processing, software engineering, human computer interaction, game development, operating systems, networks, databases, and bioinformatics, among others. The major research units in the department include: the Institute for Cyber Security (ICS), which operates FlexCloud and FlexFarm laboratories dedicated to cyber security research; and the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS), which focuses on cyber security maturity of cities and communities and also conducts nation-wide Cyber Security Defense Competitions for college and high school students. The research activities and experimental facilities have been well supported by several federal research and infrastructure grants. ICS recently received a large 5-year NSF CREST grant on investigating cloud security and privacy. CIAS recently received a large 5-year grant from the Department of Homeland Security to set up a national standards organization for information sharing and analysis. The Department also recently received a large 5-year grant from the Army Research Laboratory to investigate the modeling and prediction of cyber-attacks as well as several grants from other funding agencies. UTSA undergraduate cyber security programs are collectively ranked #1 in a 2014 survey; the graduate programs are ranked #2 in a 2016 listing. The recently established Army Research Laboratory—South cyber office at UTSA provides additional opportunities for Cyber Security research and funding.   See for additional information on the Department of Computer Science and its faculty.

With nearly 31,000 students UTSA is the largest university in South Texas. The City of San Antonio has a population of over one million and is known for its rich Hispanic culture, historic attractions, affordable housing, and excellent medical facilities. The Austin-San Antonio corridor is a high-tech center and the home to many major computer companies. Nearby higher education and research institutions include UT Health San Antonio and Southwest Research Institute.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Department of Computer Science
RE: Non-Tenure Track Faculty Search
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-0667
Phone: 210-458-4436