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22-120 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computer Science

West Chester University
Job Location:
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Computer Science
Location: West Chester University, PA

Division: College of Sciences & Mathematics

Job Number: 22-120

Position Summary

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.

Responsibilities include:
  • Teachingvariety of undergraduate courses for the Computer Science major and graduate courses in area(s) of expertise.
  • Maintaining an active scholarship and research agenda
  • Advising students
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications
  • 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
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Active research in security and software engineering
Special Instructions

Apply by the online application at

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.
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