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At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you will be part of 150 years of excellence in higher education and more than 50 years of leadership in computer science, engineering, technology, and software development. As a member of the Big 10 and a distinguished, land-grant public research university, we rank among doctoral universities with the highest research activity. Listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Large Employers and located in the flourishing community of Lincoln, Nebraska offers its faculty both a close-knit campus community and the chance to make an impact on a global scale.

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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is going through a strategic expansion and invites applications for six tenured/tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) to begin Fall 2021.

A complete list of open positions may be found here.

We seek candidates who can establish a strong scholarly research and teaching program while complementing the Department’s expertise in Robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), and wireless connectivity, with a specific focus on:

  • Agricultural IoT and Robotics
  • Agricultural Sensing and IoT Systems
  • Agricultural IoT and Real-Time Power Science
  • Next-Generation Wireless
  • Wireless Network Architectures
  • Hardware System Security and Privacy

Promising candidates with interests in one of these areas are strongly encouraged to apply to all of the applicable positions.

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Brittany Duncan
The Schorr Center

The Department

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has significant ongoing efforts in Robotics, IoT, cyber-physical systems, and embedded computing. Current research investments include:

  • $17 million in active robotics funding, including five $1M+ grants from NSF, USDA, and DoD
  • Facilities investment that includes a remotely accessible city-wide wireless testbed, indoor and outdoor aerial robotics facilities, access to farm test plots, a full range of computing facilities, and the Holland Computing Center
  • Selection of Ag IoT as a “Big Idea” for the university system, including internal and external investment efforts

These efforts align with the university’s 2025 commitment to invest in eight grand challenge themes, which include climate resilience, sustainable food and water security, and science, engineering, and technology for society.

The NIMBUS Lab is a leader in leveraging UAS as a platform for interacting in a field environment (e.g., emplacing sensors, placing ignition spheres, water sampling, etc.) with numerous scientific and agricultural application areas. The NIMBUS Lab's leadership and success has been built on the intersection of field robotics, control, human-robot interaction, and software engineering.

The NIMBUS Lab

The department is also leading the Nebraska IoT Initiative. This initiative aims to establish a public-private partnership between the University of Nebraska, the City of Lincoln, and a consortium of industry partners to make the university a leader in Internet of Things (IoT) and Agricultural IoT (Ag-IoT). 

The University of Nebraska and the City of Lincoln have partnered on major infrastructure initiatives and led to the establishment of an interlocal agency, iLNK, to bring IoT investments under a common umbrella.

The CPN Lab

About Lincoln

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is the state's land-grant research university and ranks among Doctoral Universities with the Highest Research Activity (Carnegie CIHE).

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is centered in the flourishing community of Lincoln, the third largest city in the Big Ten.

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Future Growth

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is undergoing an exciting period of significant growth. The department recently hired 11 tenure and tenure-track faculty, including 5 just last year, and plans to continue expansion in the coming years.

This complements the hiring by the College of Engineering, which has hired more than 65 new faculty in the last five years and plans to continue expanding the number of faculty in the coming years.

The department and the College of Engineering are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve.

Engineering Inclusive Excellence

Open Positions

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. View the nondiscrimination policy.

Promising candidates with interests in one of these areas are strongly encouraged to apply to all of the applicable positions.

Professor of Agricultural Internet-of-Things and Robotics Systems

The Position

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks a faculty member at the full professor level in Agricultural Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Robotics Systems. Food is a universal need and computing is playing an ever increasing role in all aspects of food creation and consumption. Nebraska’s leading position in agriculture provides important interdisciplinary opportunities at the intersection of IoT/robotics and agriculture. This position is motivated by the department’s strategic plan to develop top programs in Agricultural IoT (Ag-IoT) and field robotics. This goal builds upon the department’s existing strengths in communications and networking, robotics, embedded computing, data analytics, and software engineering.

As part of this initiative, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the Full Professor level. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate academic programs within the department and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching.

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Minimum Qualifications

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants must have a record of strong scholarly achievement and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

Candidates are expected to have an outstanding publication record, a history of funded research and a strong national/international reputation in the area of agricultural IoT and robotics systems. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

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Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with demonstrated cross-disciplinary research experience are particularly encouraged.

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How to Apply

Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach a cover letter, CV, research, teaching and diversity statements, and list of three references. Note, please combine teaching, research and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as “Other Document.” Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the rubrics used by our search committees to evaluate candidate statements. After review of applications begins, those with any missing required statement may not be given full consideration.  

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Contact

Brittany Duncan
Assistant Professor
402-472-5073
bduncan@cse.unl.edu

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Sensing and Internet-of-Things and Robotics Systems

The Position

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks a faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level in Agricultural Sensing and Internet-of-Things (IoT) Systems. Food is a universal need and computing is playing an ever increasing role in all aspects of food creation and consumption. Successfully impacting the food chain will require measurement of characteristics of plants and animals. Seed-to-table/calf-to-table sensing and data analysis can capture and correlate data over time and space to improve the safety of the food supply, enhance end-user satisfaction, and improve the efficiency of the food supply chain. Nebraska’s leading position in agriculture provides important interdisciplinary opportunities at the intersection of IoT, field robotics, and agriculture. This position is motivated by the department’s strategic plan to develop top programs in Agricultural IoT (Ag-IoT) and field robotics. This goal builds upon the department’s existing strengths in communications and networking, robotics, embedded computing, data analytics, and software engineering.

As part of this initiative, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (http://cse.unl.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate academic programs within the department and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching.

Apply Now

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants must have a record of strong scholarly achievement and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

Candidates at the assistant professor level must have the potential to establish a strong externally funded research program, while candidates at the associate professor level are expected to have an outstanding publication record, a history of funded research, and a strong national/international reputation in the areas of sensing, field robotics, and/or IoT systems with an interest in agricultural applications. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

Apply Now

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with demonstrated cross-disciplinary research experience are particularly encouraged.

Apply Now

How to Apply

Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach a cover letter, CV, research, teaching and diversity statements, and list of three references. Note, please combine teaching, research and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as “Other Document.” Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the rubrics used by our search committees to evaluate candidate statements. After review of applications begins, those with any missing required statement may not be given full consideration.  

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Contact

Brittany Duncan
Assistant Professor
402-472-5073
bduncan@cse.unl.edu

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Ag Sensing, Internet-of-Things, and Real-Time Low-Power Science

The Position

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks a faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level in Agricultural Sensing, Internet-of-Things (IoT), and Real-Time Low-Power Science. Food is a universal need and computing is playing an ever increasing role in all aspects of food creation and consumption. Successfully impacting the food chain will require measurement of characteristics of plants and animals. The computing systems that control measurement and action must operate within the strict bounds on timing and power consumption imposed by agricultural environments and field deployment. The computing and electronics required to overcome these challenges present a major research opportunity. Nebraska’s leading position in agriculture provides important interdisciplinary opportunities at the intersection of IoT, field robotics, and agriculture. This position is motivated by the department’s strategic plan to develop top programs in Agricultural IoT (Ag-IoT) and field robotics. This goal builds upon the department’s existing strengths in communications and networking, robotics, embedded computing, data analytics and software engineering.

As part of this initiative, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (http://cse.unl.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate academic programs within the department and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching.

Apply Now

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants must have a record of strong scholarly achievement and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

Candidates at the assistant professor level must have the potential to establish a strong externally funded research program, while candidates at the associate professor level are expected to have an outstanding publication record, a history of funded research, and a strong national/international reputation in the areas of real-time and low-power computing systems with an interest in agricultural applications. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

Apply Now

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with demonstrated cross-disciplinary research experience are particularly encouraged.

Apply Now

How to Apply

Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach a cover letter, CV, research, teaching and diversity statements, and list of three references. Note, please combine teaching, research and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as “Other Document.” Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the rubrics used by our search committees to evaluate candidate statements. After review of applications begins, those with any missing required statement may not be given full consideration.  

Apply Now

Contact

Brittany Duncan
Assistant Professor
402-472-5073
bduncan@cse.unl.edu

Apply Now

Assistant Professor of Wireless Network Architecture

The Position

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks a faculty member at the assistant professor level in wireless network architectures. The advanced features of modern wireless networks rely on sophisticated, complex underpinnings that are under software control. The national discussions around fifth-generation (5G) network architectures have shown the strategic importance of developing novel wireless network architecture solutions in this unique nexus of wireless technology, software-defined systems, and wired networks. Good choices in the architecture of wireless networks—the structure of the network—lead to networks that are more capable, secure, and robust. Improved wireless networks will enable a host of new applications in medicine, food, industry, and media. This position is motivated by the Department’s strategic plan to enhance its expertise in networking and systems areas. This goal builds upon the Department’s existing strengths in communications and networking, robotics, embedded computing, data analytics, and software engineering.

As part of this initiative, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering invites applications for a faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate academic programs within the department and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching.

Apply Now

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants must have a record of strong scholarly achievement and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

Candidates must have the potential to establish a strong externally funded research program. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

Apply Now

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with demonstrated cross-disciplinary research experience are particularly encouraged.

Apply Now

How to Apply

Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach a cover letter, CV, research, teaching and diversity statements, and list of three references. Note, please combine teaching, research and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as “Other Document.” Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the rubrics used by our search committees to evaluate candidate statements. After review of applications begins, those with any missing required statement may not be given full consideration. 

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Contact

Mehmet Can Vuran
Susan J. Rosowski Professor
402-472-5073
mcvuran@cse.unl.edu

Apply Now

Assistant Professor of Hardware System Security and Privacy

The Position

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks a faculty member at the assistant professor level in hardware system security and privacy. Modern computing systems rely on sophisticated, complex underpinnings of security and privacy. Security and privacy are key attributes of computing systems and the network is a critical locus for efforts to protect user data. Improved security in connected systems and networks will enable a host of new applications in medicine, food, industry, and media. This position is motivated by the Department’s strategic plan to enhance its security cluster. This goal builds upon the Department’s existing strengths in communications and networking, robotics, embedded computing, data analytics, and software engineering.

As part of this initiative, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (http://cse.unl.edu) invites applications for a faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate academic programs within the department and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching.

Apply Now

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants must have a record of strong scholarly achievement and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

Candidates must have the potential to establish a strong externally funded research program. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

Apply Now

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with demonstrated cross-disciplinary research experience are particularly encouraged.

Apply Now

How to Apply

Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach a cover letter, CV, research, teaching and diversity statements, and list of three references. Note, please combine teaching, research and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as “Other Document.” Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the rubrics used by our search committees to evaluate candidate statements. After review of applications begins, those with any missing required statement may not be given full consideration.  

Apply Now

Contact

Mehmet Can Vuran
Susan J. Rosowski Professor
402-472-5073
mcvuran@cse.unl.edu

Apply Now

Assistant/Associate Professor of Next Generation Wireless

The Position

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks a faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level in next-generation wireless communications. Next-generation wireless includes millimeter-wave (mmWave), terahertz (THz), free space optical, and intelligent surface communication systems. Next-generation wireless communication promises improved data rates, increased coverage, and access to new types of devices compared to legacy technologies. Improved bandwidth and coverage will enable a host of new applications in medicine, food, industry, and media. Nebraska’s leading position in agriculture provides important interdisciplinary opportunities at the intersection of IoT and agriculture. This position is motivated by the Department’s strategic plan to enhance its expertise in networking and systems areas. This goal builds upon the Department’s existing strengths in communications and networking, robotics, embedded computing, data analytics, and software engineering.

As part of this initiative, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (http://cse.unl.edu) invites applications for a faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor levels. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate academic programs within the department and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching.

Apply Now

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants must have a record of strong scholarly achievement and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

Candidates at the assistant professor level must have the potential to establish a strong externally funded research program, while candidates at the associate professor level are expected to have an outstanding publication record, a history of funded research and a strong national/international reputation in the areas of wireless communications and/or wireless networking. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

Apply Now

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with demonstrated cross-disciplinary research experience are particularly encouraged.

Apply Now

How to Apply

Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach a cover letter, CV, research, teaching and diversity statements, and list of three references. Note, please combine teaching, research and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as “Other Document.” Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the rubrics used by our search committees to evaluate candidate statements. After review of applications begins, those with any missing required statement may not be given full consideration.  

Apply Now

Contact

Mehmet Can Vuran
Susan J. Rosowski Professor
402-472-5073
mcvuran@cse.unl.edu

Apply Now
Contact Us with Questions

Direct questions to Search Chairs Dr. Brittany Duncan at bduncan@cse.unl.edu (Positions i-iii) and Professor Mehmet Can Vuran at mcv@unl.edu (Positions iv-vi).

Brittany Duncan
Assistant Professor
402-472-5073
bduncan@cse.unl.edu

Mehmet Can Vuran
Susan J. Rosowski Professor
402-472-5073
mcvuran@cse.unl.edu