Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Tenure Track)



Job description

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
The Department of Computer Science at the University of the Pacific School of Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start in Fall 2023.

This is a unique opportunity for a faculty position in a great location. University of the Pacific is in central California with quick access to several hubs of technology and science, including Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Sacramento, and the Tri-Valley.

University of the Pacific, founded in 1851, is the first chartered institution of higher learning in California. The School of Engineering and Computer Science takes pride in providing a superior, student-centered learning environment that emphasizes close faculty-student interaction and cooperative education. This combination of personal attention and professional practice prepares graduates who excel in the engineering and computing professions and are qualified to pursue advanced degrees. The School has very supportive alumni and its graduates occupy leadership positions in the profession nationally and internationally. Pacific is a residential campus serving a primarily full-time student body.

Salary is competitive with excellent fringe benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have a doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related discipline.

The primary qualification for this position is a strong interest and demonstrable potential for undergraduate education. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. We will consider applicants from any area of Computer Science. Applicants interested in software engineering and interdisciplinary fields of study are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates should also be prepared to contribute to our graduate program leading to the MS in Computer Science and to sustain a program of academic research.

Physical Requirements:
Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

How to apply

Candidates should upload the following documents:

  • Cover letter outlining qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy that includes a statement defining teaching interests
  • Research Program Plan that includes a statement outlining plans for a research program that could involve undergraduate and graduate students
  • Candidates must provide three letters of reference.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

Pacific is one of the most distinctive, student-centered national universities in the West. We offer undergraduates accelerated degree programs, vast study abroad opportunities, hands-on learning, a four-year graduation guarantee, a broad selection of courses, and according to U.S. News & World Report, a "Great School at a Great Price."