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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Employer
Loyola Marymount University
Location
Los Angeles, California
Salary
Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Computer Science Department of Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2023. Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field by August 16, 2023.

Faculty responsibilities include teaching, advising, maintaining an active program of scholarship, and engaging in university service. Candidates from all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply. The environment in the Department offers many opportunities for collaborative research, teaching, and service that actively inform and improve equity and social justice.

Teaching and Advising: The successful candidate will teach courses in the Computer Science Department, which is particularly interested in de-colonizing its curriculum and pedagogy. We will give special consideration to candidates who teach Data Structures and/or Discrete Math. The teaching load is 8 units per semester, with the possibility of a reduced teaching load in the first two years.

The Computer Science Department is committed to broadening the participation of students in STEM fields by enacting an anti-racist agenda, fostering equitable and inclusive classroom spaces, and increasing access to faculty-mentored research opportunities. A commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), including how it pertains to student success and pedagogy, should be evident in the candidate’s professional activities.

Scholarship: The Department values and recognizes multiple forms of scholarship, including that related to STEM education reform and diversity, equity, and inclusion in pedagogy.  The Department plans to continue drawing upon an ever-expanding broad range of faculty interests and talents and to promote vital connections with a wide variety of academic communities. 

Service Toward Broadening Participation: The Computer Science Department would like to deepen and expand its commitment to improving equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM fields by diversifying the curriculum, fostering a diverse and anti-racist community, creating and maintaining inclusive learning environments, and offering mentorship to students from multiple backgrounds. A successful candidate should be prepared to collaborate with the department on these issues and have the potential to provide direction and leadership for some of the initiatives that arise from this collaboration.

Additional information about the LMU Computer Science Department is available online at https://cse.lmu.edu/department/computerscience/ for the undergraduate degree and at https://cse.lmu.edu/graduateprograms/mscs/ for the graduate program.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. LMU provides comprehensive benefit offerings and robust support for faculty. For more information about our programs visit admin.lmu.edu/hr/totalrewards/benefits and academics.lmu.edu/ofd/newfacultyorientation which links to the latest Faculty Resource Guide.

Loyola Marymount University is the “University of Silicon Beach” and enrolls about 6,200 undergraduate and 2,100 graduate students. As a Jesuit and Carnegie-classified R2 institution, LMU seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state, and local law. We invite women, persons of color, LGBTQ and gender-nonbinary individuals, people living with disabilities, and all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experience, and beliefs to apply. Please read more about our commitments and our efforts at https://resources.lmu.edu/dei.


A complete application consists of 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career; 4) a statement on teaching experience and philosophy; 5) a description of the applicant’s current and future scholarship program.

Applicants should contact three references and request letters of recommendation to be submitted by email on official letterhead directly to Dr. Mandy Korpusik, Hiring Committee Chair, at Mandy.Korpusik@lmu.edu.  At least one letter of recommendation should address the applicant’s teaching experience. Applicants should not handle or submit letters of recommendation on behalf of their references.

Review of completed applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and will conclude on December 3, 2022. Letters of recommendation are due by December 10, 2022.

Apply online at https://jobs.lmu.edu. Please direct questions to Dr. John David Dionisio, Professor of Computer Science and Department Chair, at dondi@lmu.edu.

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