Assistant Professor in Computer Science



Job description

Framingham MA

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs.

Our founding motto, “Live to the Truth”, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach “the truth” – “truth in theory and principle,…truth in spirit and motive,…truth in manner and form,…truth intellectual and truth moral.” Principal Bagnall found this motto “speaks of sincerity of spirit,…of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement.” “Live to the Truth” continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. FSU seeks students and employees who share in this quest for truth and commit to living it fully.

Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 35 bachelor’s degrees with 80 concentrations and 70 minors, 24 master degree programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

Framingham State University is honored to be a four-time recipient of the prestigious INSIGHT into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.

Framingham State University was recently named as one of the top 10 universities in the U.S. for Black students based on the equity index scoring system developed by the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center. The University was also recently designated as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence campus.

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Job Description:

The Computer Science Department at Framingham State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in September 2019. The candidate must be able to teach introductory and advanced courses in Computer Science and be willing to create active and collaborative learning environments in the classroom. The ideal candidate will have expertise in advanced web technologies, java programming, UNIX system administration, security. Ability to teach Windows system administration and mobile application development using cell phones is a plus. The candidate is expected to develop a research program that involve active collaboration with undergraduate students. Other responsibilities include student advising, and participation in curriculum development, program and course assessment, and departmental and university governance.


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or Information Technology by September 1, 2019
  • Experience with, or a demonstrated willingness to, participate in teaching, mentoring, research, or service activities that promote the growth of an equitable, diverse, and inclusive academic environment.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the MSCA bargaining unit at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with experience in accordance with Appendix O of the Massachusetts State College Association (union) contract.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Candidates must apply online by submitting (1) a cover letter addressing teaching philosophy and any areas of specialization/expertise, (2) a CV/resume, (3) a diversity statement*, (4) a research statement, (5) copies of unofficial transcripts, and (6) the names and contact information for three professional references who will automatically be sent requests to electronically submit written letters of recommendation.

*A diversity statement is a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts, as well as future plans, to enhance diversity and inclusion. Regardless of personal demographic characteristics, FSU has a commitment to hiring candidates who share our commitment to the American Association of College and Universities (AAC&U) Inclusive Excellence Model. Diversity statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.

Review of applications is ongoing until the position is filled. For priority consideration, please apply by December 1, 2018. Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or

Framingham State University, located just 20 miles west of Boston, is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution offering 26 undergraduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and professional fields. Nearly 6,000 students attend Framingham State, including nearly 2,000 graduate students. Framingham State University offers graduate degrees in 25 fields, including an extensive graduate program for teachers in international schools. The University takes pride in its 30,000 alumni, most of whom live and work in Massachusetts. The University is just the right size - small enough for learning to be personal and collaborative, yet large and diverse enough to broaden students' understanding of their world. This broadening of perspectives and appreciation of diversity is one of the hallmarks of a first-rate undergraduate education.