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24-46 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computer Science
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Higher Education Institution
Join a vibrant equity-minded campus community whose excellence is reflected in its community, cultural engagement, and student success. The Department of Computer Science invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Computer Science to begin in August 2024.
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 National Security Agency (NSA) & Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as one of the national centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance. The Computer Science Department values inclusive faculty who balance excellent teaching with active scholarship.
The ideal candidate will prioritize innovative teaching of courses while finding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in their research. Faculty teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses that are primarily in-person; some courses will be taught online or a mix of online and in-person. The faculty member’s experience, substantive specialization, and pedagogical training will serve to strengthen the department's mission and vision. The incumbent will collaborate with other departmental faculty and staff to ensure student success. The typical teaching load is two sections of one class and two other classes for a total of twelve credits per semester.
Teach a variety of undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in Computer Science. Additional courses within area of specialization may be assigned based on departmental needs.
Engage in scholarly activities such as research, presentations, and publications.
Serve the University and the community through participation in various committees.
Mentoring and advising students.
Other duties as assigned.
Ph. D in Computer Science or related field. ABD may be considered - Must be completed by August 2024. Coursework must include undergraduate and/or graduate Computer Science classes.
Experience teaching Computer Science class, coursework, or workshop at any level.
Record of scholarship and research accomplishments.
Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate course materials in Computer Science; and/or
Review of applications will begin December 17, 2023 and continue until the position has been filled.
Finalist must successfully complete an interview, teaching demonstration, and research presentation.
Required Documents for Consideration
To be considered as an applicant for this position, please submit the following:
Statement of research interests
List of three references with contact information
Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be needed for final consideration)
Diversity statement (See below)
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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 underrepresented. As part of your application for a tenure-track faculty position, we request 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 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 topics 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 in which you have participated? (3) Describe your commitment to working toward achieving equity and enhancing diversity at WCU. How might you contribute to our current diversity initiatives, and do you have any other ideas to help promote equity on our campus?
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all preemployment criminal background checks.
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.
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.