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Assistant/Associate Professor - Computer Science

Southern Oregon University

Ashland, OR
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Job Details

Faculty Title
Assistant Professor/Computer Science

Posting Number
F00086 / F00087

Official Transcripts
Once hired for a position the candidate shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institution directly to the Provost's office. Transcripts should be received by September 1

Special Instructions to Applicants
Each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) teaching philosophy. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to:

Southern Oregon University
Human Resource Services
Churchill Hall, Room 159
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR 97520

This employer will not sponsor applicants for visas. For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at or by phone at (541)552-8553

Appointment Basis
9 months


Computer Sciences

Job Location
Ashland (15 A)

Hiring Pay Rate
$72,163 ($56,510 base @ 1.0 FTE, CIP 653.00, YIR1, Asst Prof YIR1 CBA Table 12C + $15,000 CSCEEI one time addition to the base salary)

Benefits Eligible

Position Summary
The Southern Oregon University, (SOU) Division of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Computer Science program invites applications for a tenure track, 9 month, faculty position in Computer Science at the Assistant Professor level
The program is seeking a faculty member with expertise within one of the following broad areas:
  • Software Engineering,
  • Large-scale Data Management, Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, and Data Security,
  • Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, and Networking,
  • Programming Languages and Environments

    The program offers a well-rounded Computer Science degree that seeks to develop digital problem solvers equipped to meet the ever-changing technological needs of today's world. All faculty teach a variety of programming and core courses that provide students with a solid background in computer science with a focus on software development, algorithms, and data structures. Faculty also teach one or two electives in each of their areas of expertise. A diversity of expertise is sought to maintain a rich degree program that provides additional breadth and depth through elective offerings aligned with student interests and employer needs

    Faculty regularly teach three courses per quarter, advise 20-30 majors, work together on the day-to-day workings of the program, and participate in university governance. Faculty are expected to keep abreast of current trends and developments in computer science as well as maintain a modest research program, ideally one that involves students in one or more aspects of the faculty member's work

    Preference will be given to candidates who (1) show promise to attract and retain students interested in computer science, (2) have industry experience and can expand/deepen SOU's connections with the local tech industry, and/or (3) have demonstrated ability to successfully nurture interested students from a diverse student population (including a number of low income, first generation, and non-traditional students)

    Diversity Statement
    Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community

    Minimum Qualifications
    Initial appointment at the rank of assistant professor requires a terminal degree in the discipline taught, candidate may be ABD and complete doctorate while employed at SOU

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D in Computer Science or closely related field

  • Industry experience highly desirable

    Physical Demands
    Regular teaching activities may include standing, sitting, and lecturing

    This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check

    Posting Date

    Application must be received by:
    for priority consideration


    Anticipated Appointment Begin Date

    Contact Name for Applicant Questions
    Human Resources

    Contact Email

    Job Duties


    Professorial: Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service
    Percent of total time

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