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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Company: Western Washington University
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Job Description:

About the Position: The Computer Science Department at Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications for one tenure-track position beginning September 2019 at the rank of Assistant Professor. The department is particularly seeking candidates with both research and teaching interests in Computer Systems. We expect that new faculty will strengthen the department's collaborations internally and externally and will contribute to our efforts related to diversity and inclusion. About the Department: The Computer Science Department at WWU has grown significantly over the past six years in response to increased student interest and tremendous state need. We are looking for faculty excited by the prospect of shaping our department's future and contributing to its sustained excellence. Currently the department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree in Computer Science, an M.S. degree in Computer Science, and a B.S. degree in Cybersecurity that is a 22 program with local community colleges. The department has a strong commitment to diversity as evidenced by faculty involvement in workshops on inclusive pedagogy and research on student success, NSF grants focusing on support for low-income students, and continued participation in the National Center for Women & Information Technology's (NCWIT) Pacesetters program, among other things. Visit our department web page at http://www.cs.wwu.edu for more information. About the University: Western Washington University is comprised of about 15,000 students and is recognized as the top public masters-granting university in the Pacific Northwest by US News & World Report. The Chronicle of Higher Education names Western as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, winning honors in two categories: teaching environment, and tenure clarity and process. Western is also one of the top masters-granting institutions in terms of the number of its undergraduates who go on to earn PhD's. Western Washington University is located in scenic Bellingham, Washington, a town of about 90,000 residents nestled between the mountains of the North Cascades and the waters of Puget Sound. Recreational opportunities abound nearby, including: biking, skiing, hiking, sailing, kayaking, and mountaineering. Bellingham is roughly 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and 90 miles north of Seattle, Washington, each with a lively cosmopolitan atmosphere and home to many leading technology companies. Required Qualifications: --- Doctorate degree in Computer Science or a closely related field by September 2019 --- Demonstrated ability to teach existing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels --- Ability to develop a quality research program that involves students --- Commitment to engage in curricular development at the graduate and undergraduate levels --- Commitment and ability to support the success of underrepresented students in the department --- Excellent verbal and written communication skills Preferred Qualifications: --- Scholarly & teaching interest in Computer Systems --- Commitment to secure external funding --- Interest in mentoring senior projects as part of your teaching load Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications Bargaining Unit: United Faculty of Western Washington (UFWW) Application Instructions: Application materials must be submitted via WWU's system at http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/495866/assistantprofessor-of-computer-science Candidates should upload: 1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Statement on teaching, including experience and future plans 4. Statement on research, including how you could involve master's students and advanced undergraduates into your research 5. Names and contact information for three professional references (references will be contacted to upload their confidential recommendation letters directly into our system) In your cover letter and/or statements, you should explain how your experiences (academic or non-academic) have prepared you to effectively teach and collaborate with an increasingly diverse population of students and faculty. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Perry Fizzano, at Perry.Fizzanowwu.edu or 360-650-3807. Closing Date: Application review begins November 1, 2018; position is open until filled. Note: This search began in Fall 2018 for multiple positions, for which one position remains. We will begin reviewing newly submitted applications in early to mid-April.

Keywords: Western Washington University, Bellingham , Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Education / Teaching , Bellingham, Washington

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