Assistant Professor-Computer Science

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 08, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary:

Do you want to join a collegial, dynamic, and growing department? The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is looking for a cybersecurity expert. Applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of January 15, 2021 will be considered until the position is filled. A fall 2021 start date is possible. ABDs will be considered.


The primary duty will be teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in cybersecurity.  Additionally, there may be opportunities to teach courses in computer science and software engineering.  Faculty are also expected to participate in curriculum development, assessment and revisions, research and scholarly activities with undergraduate students, and university/community service and outreach activities.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field.
  • Experience teaching a minimum of one university/collegiate level course in:
    • Computer Science, Software Engineering or Cybersecurity, OR developing and deploying industry and/or government cybersecurity solutions for real world problems or professional cybersecurity licenses. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

    Department Information:

    The Computer Science and Software Engineering Department currently has seven full time faculty members and four lecturers, and it offers B.S. degrees in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, and Software Engineering.  In collaboration with our sister UW System institutions, we also offer an online M.S. in Cybersecurity and an online B.S. in Applied Computer Science. The department has experienced growth in recent years in terms of new programs as well as student enrollment. Our software engineering (SE) program is now the second largest SE ABET-accredited program in Wisconsin.  We are excited about moving into the Engineering Hall adjacent to the Sesquicentennial Hall, a $55M, 100,000 sq. ft facility slated to open in Fall 2022 ( Additional information about the department can be found at and

    Campus Information: 

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls approximately 7,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 9 master's programs. ranked UW-Platteville as best value in the US for its lower tuition fees and the high starting salary of its graduates.  UW-Platteville possesses institutional strengths in computer science, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.  Dubuque, the largest city in the Tri-State region has a population of approximately 100,000 and is located 19 miles from UW-Platteville. Dubuque has been named one of America's top 100 places to live and one of the most livable small cities in America.

    Application Deadline:

    To ensure full consideration, applications must be received through our online applicant portal by October 1, 2020 for Spring appointment.  Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.  A fall 2021 start date is possible.

    How to Apply:

    The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Questions about this position may be addressed to:

    Dr. Afzal Upal-Computer Science and Software Engineering Chairperson and Search Committee Chair


    We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

    As a member of the campus community for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, it is essential that you support and foster a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. 

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.


    Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.


    The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures.  As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2021.  Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same.  For more information please visit: