We are searching for our next Department Chair

December 10, 2019

We are searching for our next Department Chair

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa seeks a tenured full professor and department chair for the Department of Computer Science. Nominations and applications for a visionary leader with demonstrated computer science and/or related experience are sought. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to continued excellence in discipline-leading education of undergraduate and graduate students, interdisciplinary and international research programs, and a deep understanding of diversity and inclusion.

The Computer Science department currently consists of 31 full-time tenure-track faculty members, 9 of whom are NSF CAREER Award winners. We offer B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and are critical partners for a B.S. in Software Engineering and in Data Science.  The combined enrollment is over 1400 undergraduates and almost 200 graduate students. We have strong research and educational programs in Algorithms and Complexity, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Data Mining, Data Science and Machine Learning, Information Security, Molecular Programming, Multimedia Systems, Operating Systems and Networks, Robotics, and Software Engineering.  These research projects are supported by ~$4.5 million annual departmental expenditures from grant and contract awards.

A dynamic and collegial faculty, a strong graduate program, and a well-funded research program provide an excellent academic environment. In addition, cutting-edge research and education is facilitated by departmental participation with interdisciplinary programs in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and Human-Computer Interaction, the Laurence H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics, the Center for Integrative Animal Genomics, the Cyber Innovation Institute, the Information Assurance Center, the Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, the Virtual Reality Application Center, and the Dependable Data Driven Discovery Institute. Further information is available at the department website,

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