Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Department of Engineering and Applied Science
Spokane, Washington State
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Computer Science at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington invites applications for two (2) full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in the fall of 2023. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach in either security or software engineering and who are open to teaching at the graduate level.

For courses currently offered by the department, please visit: 

The Department of Computer Science, with soon-to-be nine faculty and over two hundred majors, offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree, as well as a B.A. degree. It is the fastest-growing program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), which also has an ABET-accredited computer engineering program. (U.S. News and World Report ranks SEAS in the top 10% of the nation’s engineering schools without doctoral programs.) Salaries are competitive, and facilities for undergraduate teaching and research are excellent. 

Gonzaga, ranked 79th among U.S. News and World Report national universities, is located on the Spokane River, a short walk from downtown Spokane. The university is minutes by foot from two medical schools, which provide rich opportunities for collaboration. The city itself is in eastern Washington State, adjacent to the Selkirk Mountains, with short flights to the tech centers of Seattle (~1 hour) and San Francisco (~2 hours). Spokane has walkable neighborhoods, abundant parks, a downtown shopping district, and plentiful urban amenities. With mountains, lakes, and rivers in every direction, Spokane is an ideal base for outdoor activities. 

The School of Engineering and Applied Science seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce which values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that it does, thus offering to our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

Essential Functions

  • Teaching undergraduate computer science courses
  • Teaching at the graduate level if the department develops an M.S. degree
  • Conducting computer science research and other professional development
  • Advising students with respect to curriculum and careers
  • Contributing to the university through attendance at meetings and university events, service on committees, and other duties as assigned by the chair or dean

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in computer science, cybersecurity, or software engineering; ABD considered with a clear timeline for completion
  • Evidence of an ability to teach advanced undergraduate and introductory courses in computer science
  • Evidence of an ongoing and successful research program (e.g., publications in computer science or cybersecurity or software engineering journals or conference proceedings)
  • Enthusiasm for teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Willingness to involve undergraduates in research

Desired Qualifications

  • Record of creating inclusive learning environments that address the needs of diverse learners, including students from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented or marginalized in STEM.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please visit our website at Employment Opportunities- Gonzaga University | Home ( Applicants are required to complete an online application and submit:

  • A cover letter which includes details of employment objectives
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A brief statement of how the applicant could contribute to the mission of the University
  • A research statement, no more than a page in length, which describes the applicant’s research and how Gonzaga students could be included
  • A teaching statement, no more than a page in length, which addresses
    • Experience teaching undergraduates
    • Gonzaga courses the applicant could teach
    • How the applicant would create an inclusive classroom environment for all learners.

Finalists will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references to write confidential letters of recommendation.

Questions about this position may be directed to the department chair, Dr. Paul De Palma, The position closes 10/31/2022, at midnight, U.S. PDT. For assistance with the online application, please call 509-313-5996.

EEO Statement: Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics

The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.

A copy of the report can be found online at www, A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

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