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Chair of Department of Computer Science and Amazon Endowed Chair

Seattle University
Seattle, Washington 98122
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Seattle University

Chair of Department of Computer Science and Amazon Endowed Chair

Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Associate or Full Professor to serve as Chair of the Department of Computer Science beginning July 1, 2021. Responsibilities include teaching, service and maintenance of an active scholarly program. The person appointed to this position will hold the newly created Amazon Endowed Chair in Computer Science, which provides an attractive compensation package as well as funds to support programs for students from groups under-represented in computer science.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or other closely allied field. Candidates should have experience as a tenured professor, program director, or department chair and be capable of leading a dynamic department consisting of over 20 faculty members and 500 students.

The Computer Science Department offers undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, a graduate certificate in Computer Science Fundamentals, and a master’s degree in Computer Science with specializations available in Data Science and Software Engineering. A new interdisciplinary master’s degree in Data Science, co-offered with the Department of Mathematics, will launch in September 2021. The department has strong relationships with many local companies, including leading technology companies. Capstone projects, sponsored by local companies, enhance our students’ educational experiences and provide faculty with opportunities for interaction with industry. For more information, see: https://www.seattleu.edu/scieng/computer-science/

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.


Submit applications through https://www.seattleu.edu/careers including a cover letter summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement describing how you would contribute to Seattle University’s mission, vision, and values, including diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please also include contact information for three references. Letters of reference may be solicited prior to final interviews. Application review will begin January 20, 2021, with the search remaining open until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Eric Larson at elarson@seattleu.edu.

Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.


Posted: 2020-12-23 Expires: 2021-02-23

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