Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Computer Science Department invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science to begin in Fall 2022.
West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and mathematics, business and public management, arts and humanities, health sciences, education and social work, music, and interdisciplinary studies. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.
The Computer Science Department, within the College of Sciences & Mathematics, is accredited by ABET and recognized by the NSA as one of the national centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance. The Computer Science Department values faculty who balances excellent teaching with active scholarship.
Teaching variety of undergraduate courses for the Computer Science major and graduate courses in area(s) of expertise.
Maintaining an active scholarship and research agenda
Serving the University and the community through participation in various committees
The typical teaching assignment involves four courses per semester. Department programs are offered in a face-to-face format, online and with hybrid classes, and offsite.
Training in undergraduate and graduate course materials in Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science or related field. (An earned doctorate ABD with completion by appointment date will be considered).
Demonstrated record of active research
Demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate and graduate level.
Active research in security and software engineering
Electronic application allows cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (pdf suggested) and a list of three references with contact information (All required for consideration). Official transcripts will be required of those candidates invited for campus interview.
West Chester University has joined EAB’s Moon Shot initiative for Equity in Higher education. This initiative is designed to support faculty, students, and staff who are typically excluded and therefore are underrepresented. As part of your application for a tenure-track faculty position, we have requested a Diversity Statement. This request highlights our department's commitment to promote diversity and inclusiveness and to cultivate a campus environment that welcomes all. This commitment reflects the Diversity Theme of West Chester University's new Strategic Plan and supports initiatives of our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (WCU Diversity Equity Inclusion). We expect that each applicant's statement will be unique, as informed by their own experiences and goals. Some issues you might address in a 1-2-page statement include the following: (1) How have you supported diversity and inclusion in your interactions with others in classroom and research environments? (2) What have you done to help students from diverse communities (such as underrepresented minorities, non-traditional, LGBTQ, veteran, rural, and/or first generation) succeed, including any programs for these students that you have participated in? (3) Describe your commitment to working toward achieving equity and enhancing diversity at WCU. In particular, how might you contribute to our current diversity initiatives, and do you have any other ideas to help promote equity on our campus?
Review of applicants will begin February 4, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Finalists must successfully complete an interview, teaching demonstration, and research presentation.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances West Chester University’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.
Internal Number: 22-120
About West Chester University
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.