Assistant Professor Computer and Information Sciences

New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Computer and Information Sciences Department at Niagara University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 25, 2021, subject to approval.


Job Requirements

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field. The ideal candidate will have expertise, experience, and the ability to teach undergraduate courses in data science and computer and information technology with a particular interest in the application areas of cybercrime, social and digital media, diversity, gender and ethics, and Esports.

We seek candidates who show a commitment to excellence in student-centered undergraduate teaching, a solid record of scholarship, and a demonstrated commitment to department, college, university, and community service. Candidates must possess innovative teaching capabilities to develop, teach and assess undergraduate courses, engage students in high-impact, active learning practices including project-based and service-learning, effectively advise and mentor students, and develop a sustainable scholarship program that leads to publications in journals and conferences while embracing the opportunity to support undergraduate student research.

The tenure-track faculty position in the Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) Department includes, but is not limited to, teaching three courses in the fall semester, three courses in the spring semester, undergraduate student advisement including activities and internship supervision, service to the department including new course and program development, college, university, professional and community service, and impactful scholarship.


About the Institution ( )

Niagara University was founded in 1856 by the Catholic Vincentian Fathers, whose mission emphasizes practical training and excellence in the service of society. NU's traditional stone buildings and leafy green campus sit on Monteagle Ridge, overlooking the Niagara River Gorge just three miles north of the majestic Niagara Falls. Immediately adjacent to Canada, NU's bi-national culture is built on its proximity to major manufacturing and business centers in Buffalo and Toronto, attracting from both countries' significant populations of students and faculty. Niagara Falls also boasts an affordable cost of living almost 20% below the national average.

Since September, Niagara University has been recognized for its strong record of preparing graduates for real-world success by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Money magazine, College Choice, and Colleges of Distinction.


How to apply

Please apply through the University website All applicants must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, teaching evaluations, and statements of teaching and scholarship philosophies. Review of applications will begin April 2021 and will continue until the position is filled, subject to budget and administrative approval. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Suzanne Wagner, Search Committee Chair, Computer and Information Sciences Department, at


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