Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science (2 Positions)

Worcester State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
About Worcester State University:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.

Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at .

Job Description:

The Computer Science Department at Worcester State University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor positions with a start date of September 2022. We are looking for faculty dedicated to innovative, inclusive, and engaging pedagogy using high-impact practices and authentic learning.

Position 1: Software Development/Software Engineering, with expertise and ability (or willingness to learn) to teach courses in team software processes (in particular Scrum and Agile), version control, CI/CD, containerization, software design and architecture, software testing, Web APIs, and full stack development.

Position 2: Systems and Security, with expertise and ability (or willingness to learn) to teach courses in computer organization and architecture, Unix systems programming (including shell scripting), computer security/information assurance, and system and network administration.

  • Teaching 12 credits (4 courses) per semester, usually 2-3 preparations
  • Ability to teach common lower-division courses as needed, such as:
    • Breadth-first Introduction to Computer Science
    • Programming for Non-Majors
    • Introduction to Programming
    • Data Structures
    • Unix Systems Programming
    • Database Design and Applications
    • Discrete Structures
  • Teaching using high impact practices.
  • Advising of major and minor students.
  • Involvement in Departmental and University committees.
  • Research and scholarship in the area of the candidate's expertise. Research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is valued. The ability to involve undergraduate students in research is highly desirable.


Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a terminal degree in a closely related field, conferred by September 1, 2022. Teaching experience at the college/university level is desirable. Professional experience outside of academia is desirable. Salary and rank commensurate with experience.

Additional Information:

The WSU CS Department is a vibrant department with about 220 major and 30 minor students. The Computer Science major has two concentrations - Big Data Analytics and Software Development, and two minors - Computer Science and Data Science. In addition, the department has numerous connections with other departments on campus and is an active participant in general education.

Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.

Review of applications will begin on or about October 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange: Please submit a letter of interest, CV, and the contact information for three professional references who will write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

Information which cannot be uploaded by the applicant may be faxed to 508-929-8163 or mailed to:

Executive Director, Chief Human Resources Officer

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester MA 01602-2597

*Proof of highest degree is required upon hire, by means of verification through the National Student Clearinghouse, or by official, sealed transcript.


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