Assistant Professor of Computer Science



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Job description

Charleston, IL

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in the College of Sciences at Eastern Illinois University invites applications for a tenure-track position in computer science.

We are seeking an applicant who has a concentration in one or more of the following areas: networking, databases, computer engineering, data science, machine learning, parallel programming, or distributed systems. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in Computer Science or related discipline, ABD considered, PhD expected by time of appointment. Strong candidates in any area of specialty will be considered. Ph.D. required for tenure. The ideal candidate will enjoy teaching both lower and upper division computer science classes, working with our programming team, and might occasionally teach service level mathematics courses. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required. The position begins August 2020.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science currently offers four undergraduate degrees, including a newly revised B.S. in computer science. Additionally, we offer two graduate programs – one in mathematics and one in mathematics education. Information about the department can be found at

How to apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, all transcripts, and three letters of reference. Application materials must be submitted electronically to Interfolio at Review of applications will begin immediately, but will be accepted up until December 6, 2019. For questions about the search, please contact Dr. Andrew Mertz, Search Committee Chair at [email protected]

Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships. Consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty. In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, Eastern offers a textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester.