Overview

Washburn University’s Computer Information Sciences Department invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Computer Information Sciences to begin August 2024. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position. A completed doctorate degree is required for tenure-track appointment.

Applicants should be committed to providing a quality undergraduate education, as well as to performing research and service. The selected candidate for this position will also have a demonstrated commitment to pursuing teaching excellence, including a dedication to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.

Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution that has earned national recognition for its high-impact programs for first-generation students and is located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka. Washburn has a student body of over 5,000 undergraduate, graduate, and law students, a significant and growing number of whom are first-generation and Pell-Grant eligible. The University has created educational pathways for all students to be successful and achieve their educational goals. Class sizes at Washburn are small, and faculty are encouraged to undertake research projects in collaboration with students.

Washburn is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and cultivating a vibrant and inclusive working environment and curriculum. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, a supportive leadership team, and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we strive to ensure a campus climate that supports the success of every employee and appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to serving our students.

Essential Functions:

  • Fulfill teaching expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment. Teach 12 hours per semester (either in-person or online, according to departmental needs) or an equivalent full workload as outlined in the faculty handbook.
  • Teach and develop undergraduate classes and seminars as assigned and as dependent upon department needs.
  • Advise and mentor students.
  • Fulfill service expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment by engaging in service activities in the department, university, and profession.
  • Fulfill expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment for scholarship.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, or a computing-related field. ABD candidates will also be considered with the completion of a doctorate by May 2025.
  • Graduate training consistent with teaching computer information science courses at the undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Official transcripts are required upon hire.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Please upload the following items as a pdf to the “additional document” field via the electronic application:
    • a cover letter explaining interest in teaching at Washburn;
    • curriculum vita;
    • unofficial copies of graduate transcripts.
    • Contact information for three current professional references will be collected as part of the application form.
  • If you have questions about this position, please contact Dr. Nan Sun, professor and chair, Computer Information Sciences, at [email protected].

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE. Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.