Associate Professor of Computer Science

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Penn State Beaver, Brandywine and Hazleton invites applications for a faculty position, Associate Professor of Computer Science (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2021, or as negotiated

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Responsibilities: Teach each semester using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments will include classroom and laboratory courses in Computer Science. Teaching assignments may require teaching day and/or evening as needed. Publish in refereed journals. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities. Engage in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. This position will provide leadership for a new baccalaureate degree program offered by three Penn State campuses in conjunction with the College of Engineering: Penn State Beaver, Penn State Brandywine, and Penn State Hazleton. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with faculty at the other campuses to deliver a portion of the curriculum to multiple campuses using a variety of distance delivery methods. For information about the other campuses, visit, and, and

This position entails serving as the Professor In Charge for the Computer Science shared program across three campuses (Brandywine, Hazleton, and Beaver). As the Professor in Charge, the candidate will collaborate with all the faculty in the program, the chief academic officers, and the Associate Vice President and Senior Associate Dean of the Commonwealth Campuses to coordinate program activity (shared course delivery, assessment, search committees, etc.). The successful candidate may be based at the campus (Brandywine, Hazleton, or Beaver) of her/his choice.

Qualifications: Ability to support diverse student body and campus community, including appreciation and respect of differences in race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age and life experience, nationality and language, and in physical capabilities. We actively look for faculty with a commitment to supporting diversity in their various roles.

Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field from an accredited institution. The successful candidate's offer will be contingent upon successful completion of an immediate tenure review. Teaching duties fall within the Computer Science degree offered at the three campuses. Ability to teach courses in object-oriented programming, systems programming, computer organization and design, theory of computation, operating systems design, programming languages, and electives in the instructor's area of expertise. Evidence of potential in research and publication in the area of artificial intelligence or a closely related field is expected. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

Campus Information: Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. Penn State Beaver, Brandywine, and Hazleton are three of more than 20 Penn State campuses statewide. All three campuses are residential campuses. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as baccalaureate degrees and associate degrees that can be completed at each campus.

Students and faculty at Penn State Beaver, Brandywine, and Hazleton have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Wright, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Senior Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses and Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Hazleton. E-mail: ejw12 Telephone: (570) 450-3188.

For full consideration, applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, recent student teaching evaluations, and a diversity statement that details how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note their plans for such work) as a single PDF document; other information pertinent to the position may also be included.

Closing Date: Application review begins December 1, 2020 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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