Department Seeks to Hire Faculty Members

Posted On December 21, 2020
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The Department of Computer Science invites applications for multiple faculty positions to begin in August 2021.

Lecturers (Multiple Positions)

The Department of Computer Science of Georgia State University invites applications for multiple full-time lecturer positions. Each position includes providing teaching and service for diverse computer science students. Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate expertise in teaching Computer Science courses. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach Data Structures, Algorithms, and Theory.

The Computer Science Department offers programs leading to the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. At Georgia State University, lecturers play a significant role in carrying out the mission of the university. In this aspect, Georgia State university provides a clear career path that includes opportunities for promotion to Senior Lecturer and Principal Senior Lecturer. This path mirrors the process for tenure-track faculty.

Georgia State (GSU) is an urban public research university serving 52,000 students and located in the historic financial hub of downtown Atlanta. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applications should be submitted online at The deadline to submit materials is March 15, 2021, but the search will be open until the positions are filled. Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. degree or be expected to receive their Ph.D. by December 2021. The anticipated start date is August 2021.

An offer of employment, pending budgetary approval, will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Associate Professor (Department of Computer Science and/or Department of Geosciences)

Become part of the growing faculty at Georgia State University, an institution recognized nationally for leadership in innovation, research growth, and the academic success of diverse populations. We invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track joint position at the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Geosciences and/or the Department of Computer Science, pending budgetary approval, to begin fall semester 2021. This position will play a central role in advancing Georgia State University’s strategic goals of using collaborative research to tackle the most challenging global and urban issues of the 21st century and ensuring that students from all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success at high rates.

We seek a scholar whose work focuses on Geographic Information Systems, Hazard GIS, Health GIS, Spatial Data Analytics, Data Integration, or closely related research areas to strengthen interdisciplinary research in Geosciences/Geography, Computer and Data Science, Disaster Informatics, and Computational Epidemiology. In addition to engaging in multidisciplinary research and teaching, the successful candidate will serve as inaugural director of the newly established Center for Disaster Informatics and Computational Epidemiology (DICE) housed in the College of the Arts and Sciences. The work of the Center will be supported by state-of-the art analytical equipment including research computing cycles, access to regional and national cyberinfrastructure via GSU’s SURAgrid membership, an interactive visualization wall with 25 million active pixels, as well as proximity to other research institutions and federal agencies (e.g., CDC, EPA, and USGS).

Georgia State University, an enterprising R1 institution in downtown Atlanta, is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s leading global cities. As an important hub for the university’s strategic emphasis on global and urban research, the Department of Geosciences ( is a growing interdisciplinary component of Georgia State, offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the Geosciences in addition to GIS certificates at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department of Computer Science ( offers bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Data Science.

The selected candidate will be responsible for maintaining an active, funded research agenda, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise in the Department of Geosciences and/or the Department of Computer Science. Further, the selected candidate will serve as Director for the Center for Disaster Informatics and Computational Epidemiology (DICE) and will participate in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Essential Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Geography, Geosciences, or related field with expertise in Geographical Information Systems
  • A record of publications and external funding at the level required for appointment at the Associate Professor level
  • Record of interdisciplinary collaborative research

Preferred Qualifications

  • Record of teaching excellence
  • A record of research in the area of population health and disaster response planning
  • Experience in teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience in administration

To apply, please visit and submit a CV, a cover letter that details how you meet the qualifications for the position, names and emails of three references, and a research, teaching, and diversity statement. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct any questions related to this search to

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented groups in the geosciences.