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Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Apply now Posting #: 1721
Position Status: Faculty, Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, Faculty

Position Title & Department:

 Assistant Professor, Computer Science
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Department Description:

The computer science department at USD is part of the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering (SMSE), which is ranked by U.S. News in the top 15 of non-doctoral engineering schools. Our department supports an undergraduate program in computer science with approximately 100 majors, as well as an embedded software concentration in the undergraduate Integrated Engineering program. Our CS majors are highly-engaged and actively contribute to the mission of the department and the University. Our faculty is devoted to challenging and inspiring students to learn the technical skills, global perspective, social awareness and leadership ability needed to become change-making computer scientists.

For more information about the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering and the computer science program, please visit https://www.sandiego.edu/engineering/.

Detailed Description:

The Computer Science Department at the University of San Diego (USD) invites applications for a faculty position to begin September 1, 2020. Based on the qualifications of the applicant, this position would be either a tenure-track position (Assistant or Associate level) or a contract position.

Job Requirements:

Successful candidates should have at least one of the following:

  • A doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related field at the time of employment for a tenure-track position.
  • At least 10 years of industry experience and a Bachelors in Computer Science or a closely related field for a contract position (Professor of Practice).

Preference will be given to candidates who are committed to outstanding teaching in a liberal arts setting as well as to developing and sustaining an active undergraduate-oriented research program. Additional preference will be given to candidates who are committed to advancing the university mission in issues of justice and care of our common home, who are able to establish and maintain industry ties, can contribute to senior capstone projects, are excited about undergraduate teaching, and have a commitment to working with diverse populations. Candidates from all areas of specialization will be considered, including but not limited to: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Security, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Human-Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, Distributed Systems, and Computer Science Education. Candidates able to work across disciplinary boundaries and within a collaborative environment are especially encouraged to apply. 

USD and the School of Engineering place a high value on faculty who are engaged with changemaking, inclusion and diversity, and social impact.  The ideal candidate will also contribute to USD’s culture and mission and prepare leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service. Candidates from underrepresented and underserved groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits. 

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:

Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application.

Your application materials should include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • A statement of research interests and plans (for prospective tenure track faculty) or a statement about how industry experiences and ties would integrate with our students’ senior projects (for prospective Professors of Practice)

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Contact: Dr. John Glick, glick@sandiego.edu

If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu

Additional Details:

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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