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Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383
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Position Summary

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania's Department of Computer Science ( invites applicants for two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Tenure-Track Associate Professor positions, to begin in August 2018. Actual starting salary and rank is commensurate with experience.

The Computer Science Department values faculty who balance excellent teaching with active scholarship. Responsibilities include teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising students, conducting research, and participating in academic and professional service activities. The normal teaching load is four classes per semester. Candidates should be able to teach a wide variety of undergraduate courses for the Computer Science major and graduate courses in their area(s) of expertise.

The Computer Science Department is accredited by ABET and recognized by the NSA as one of the national centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field at the time of appointment, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching and a strong, demonstrated research record appropriate with West Chester University's scholarly academic standards.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong candidates from all areas will be considered. Preference will be given to those applicants with teaching experience and a background in one of Operating Systems, Algorithms, Architecture, Theory, and Big Data.

Special Instructions

Candidates should submit an application letter indicating your interests and suitability, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and unofficial academic transcripts (official graduate transcripts would be required later for finalists) via the link at
Include email addresses for three referees when applying in our system.  Referee will automatically be sent an email with access to upload their letters of recommendation to our applicant tracking system.  At least one of the letters must address the candidate's teaching ability.
Review of applicants will begin October 23, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must successfully complete the interview process including a teaching and research demonstration to be considered as a finalist.
Questions about this position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Richard Burns, at
Approximately 14,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students attend West Chester University (WCU), located 25 miles west of Philadelphia in scenic southeastern Pennsylvania. For more information about the school and department, please consult West Chester University's website (
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic plan, Building on Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons 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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