The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2024.

The selected candidate will be expected to teach computer science courses at the baccalaureate level, as well as some graduate classes, if needed. The selected candidate will also be expected to engage in academic research through paper publication in peer reviewed journals and conferences, engage and motivate students, and complete service duties as assigned.

Minimum Education Requirements        

PhD or equivalent in Computer Science or related field. ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements   

Previous teaching experience in intro and/or upper level CS classes required. Strong oral and written communication skills, strong classroom management and excellent teaching skills, and the ability to adapt to new teaching formats is required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications  

Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate classes. Candidates in all CS areas are encouraged to apply, but special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in machine learning, data science and/or parallel & distributed systems.

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants           

  • Along with the application, the following items must be included:
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae demonstrating your skill sets, credentials, and degrees held as requested by the posted advertisement
  • Statement of Teaching and Research Interest
  • Student Evaluation Summaries with course titles included for the last three (3) years, if available.
  • If you are ABD, please include a statement that outlines your plan for completion which should also include the name of your committee chair, phone number and email address along with your anticipated defense date and anticipated graduate date (please use “Other Document”).

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along​ with all required materials​ by February 1, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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