Assistant, Associate and Full Professor (Tenure-Track) - Department of Computer Science - Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE)

Job Description

Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the ranks of Assistant, Associate and Full Professor.

The CS Department at LUMS, founded in 1994, aims to create and harness data-driven technology and science to improve the performance, security, privacy and understanding of complex social, natural and engineered systems for addressing important societal challenges. The CS Department is part of SBASSE, which comprises the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Biology all of which are co-located in a modern purpose-built building. SBASSE has a vision of ‘no-boundaries’ transdisciplinary teaching and research and it offers a unique academic environment that values high quality and cutting-edge projects. SBASSE also houses several multi-disciplinary centers including the Technology for People Initiative (TPI), National Center for Big Data and Cloud Computing (NCBC), LUMS Energy Institute, and the Center for Water Informatics and Technology (WIT). These centers provide ample opportunities to collaborate broadly and build multi-disciplinary research teams of the highest caliber.

The CS Department has 17 PhD-holding full-time faculty members who teach and direct research in vibrant BS, MS and PhD degree programs. Based on the high quality of our students, our cuttingedge research, societal impact and a record of obtaining nationally as well as internationally competitive grants, we are recognized among the top CS programs in Pakistan and in the region. Our faculty carries out research and teaching in several areas of computer science including computer vision, human computer interaction, artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, security, privacy, computer networks, algorithms, software engineering, distributed systems, and ICT4D with a focus towards tackling important societal challenges such as climate change, personalized health, personalized learning, transportation, energy efficiency, accessibility, and ICT for Development. We aspire to gain further international recognition and be at the forefront of innovation in teaching, research and societal impact.

The CS Department has multiple tenure-track faculty positions in all areas of computer science. We seek highly qualified candidates who can think and work across boundaries.

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The candidates on tenure-track are expected to manage, direct and lead the scientific research in the CS department by setting up independent research groups. They are expected to acquire independent research funding from national and international agencies, and from industry. They are expected to contribute to curriculum development in our BS, MS, and PhD programs.

Applicants must possess a PhD degree in a relevant field, a strong track record in research demonstrated by independent scientific publications in peer-reviewed conferences and/or journals, desire or demonstrated record of obtain research funding in today’s highly competitive environment, and a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate and graduate teaching. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and position, and successful candidates will be provided with start-up research funding and lab space.

We believe that our core strength is our people, which includes students, alumni, faculty, and staff. We value and cherish excellence, integrity, collegiality, respect, interdisciplinarity, continuous improvement and engagement in community, all within a welcoming and supportive teaching and learning environment. We are particularly interested in applicants who are committed to culturally diverse environment in teaching and research, and who demonstrate a willingness to nurture the inclusive LUMS environment.

LUMS is an equal opportunity employer that offers an excellent work environment for professional growth. We take pride and active steps in considering a diverse applicant pool in terms of gender, race, and disability. Information about LUMS current faculty, research, and educational programs in Computer Science is available at

To apply, please send your complete application, which includes the following documents in a single PDF file at:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Research statement
• Teaching statement
• List and contact details of at least three referees

We encourage applicants to submit their applications by October 31, 2020 for an anticipated startdate of January 1st, 2020. However, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Application review will begin immediately. Questions about the search and/or application status should be emailed to

Note: “We are an equal employment opportunity employer”