Assistant Professor - Computer Science

Employer
The College of New Jersey
Location
New Jersey, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time


Tenure-track Faculty Position in Computer Science
(Assistant Professor)
Associated with Two Clusters of 11 New Faculty Positions
The College of New Jersey


To enrich education through diversity, TCNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TCNJ has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and is working to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice among our faculty, staff, and students. We strongly encourage a host of diverse, intersectional populations and cultures to apply including, but not limited to, identities based on race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, and veteran status.

The Department of Computer Science at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 10-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Computer Science to join our community starting in August 2023.

Position Summary:

We are seeking broadly trained applicants from all areas of computer science, who have the potential to establish a highly visible undergraduate research program and who are passionate about teaching computer science in a primarily undergraduate, residential, liberal arts-centered institution. We are especially interested in applicants whose research and pedagogy will connect and integrate computer science with other disciplines, and who have the potential to collaboratively contribute to existing, and develop new, interdisciplinary curricular and scholarly initiatives in cybersecurity and data science at the college.

The successful candidate will teach computer science courses at all levels of the undergraduate and masters-level curriculum (introductory-, mid-, and advanced-level) and will develop innovative, upper-level courses that diversify the department’s offerings. We welcome candidates in all areas of research specialization, especially those that complement and diversify the department’s existing strengths.

Candidates should be committed to inclusive excellence in higher education, demonstrated through, for example, culturally responsive course design and pedagogy, equity-minded student engagement and mentorship, and cultivating intercultural competencies needed for meaningful citizenship. TCNJ has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in our community and to supporting a healthy work-life balance for our faculty of teacher-scholars. Teaching and research/scholarship/creative expression are mutually supportive activities at TCNJ. Candidates should be strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model, to maintaining both high quality teaching and an active and productive program of scholarship, and to encouraging and mentoring highly motivated students in intensive work both inside and outside the classroom. Faculty members are encouraged and supported in seeking external funding consistent with this mission. They also serve as academic advisors and have service responsibilities within their department, school, and the college. TCNJ supports its community of teacher-scholars through a progressive faculty workload model, generous internal grant and sabbatical programs, professional travel, engaging professional development programs, and other mechanisms. These intentional efforts support the recruitment, retention, and success of our faculty, particularly our teacher-scholars from groups traditionally underrepresented in academe.

Linkage to Two Thematic Clusters:

We are especially interested in candidates who could contribute to either or both of the TCNJ’s two thematic clusters (broadly defined): Data-/Cyber-connected disciplines and Social/Racial Justice. The hires will build-on and expand existing faculty strengths in these areas — with an array of institutional supports for them — bringing a cluster of 11 new teacher-scholars and practitioners across a range of academic fields/departments to TCNJ (Accounting; Computer Science; Counselor Education; Criminology; Management; Mechanical Engineering; Music; Political Science; Data Science/Statistics; and Special Education, Language, and Literacy).

Qualifications:

Applicants should:
  • Have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, or a closely related field. ABDs will be considered only if the degree will be completed prior to the start date.
  • Demonstrate excellence in teaching, a portfolio of related experience, or a teaching/learning philosophy that reflects a diversity of thought and experience.
  • Demonstrate active engagement in scholarship.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and ability to foster inclusive learning environments and mutual respect for students and colleagues.
Preferred qualifications
  • Research, teaching, or practitioner expertise in cybersecurity
Employer Qualifications:
  • Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background check.
  • COVID-19 Testing and Compliance - The College has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement. To learn more, please read the policy here: COVID-19 Requirements and Protocols. https://hr.tcnj.edu/covid-19-employee-info/
To Apply:

Candidates should submit (a) a letter of application highlighting their interest and qualifications, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy and approach (no longer than 2 pages), (d) a description of research interests and goals (no longer than 2 pages), (e) a plan for continued scholarly activity, including with undergraduates, (f) a statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (no longer than 2 pages), (g) examples of teaching/instructional effectiveness, (h) copies of sample publications or other scholarly products (i) unofficial transcripts (graduate and undergraduate), and (j) names and contact information for at least three professional references. Applications should be submitted electronically to Taleo link: https://tcnj.taleo.net/careersection/00_ex_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=22002582&lang=en . For full consideration, applications should be received by October 17, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline, and will continue until the position is filled.

About the Computer Science Department:

The Computer Science program is ABET CAC-accredited, and offers state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, including a high-performance computing cluster to support teaching and research. The Department is housed in TCNJ’s new STEM building. Faculty members are actively engaged in scholarship and have a strong record of receiving grant funding. Collaborative research with talented undergraduates frequently results in peer-reviewed, published scientific works. The Department of Computer Science is part of the School of Science, along with the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics. The School actively supports disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching, scholarship, travel to conferences, and grant writing, and provides competitive startup funds.For more information about the department, please visit: http://computerscience.tcnj.edu/.

About The College of New Jersey:

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ enrolls approximately 7,400 students, including 6,790 undergraduates and 610 graduate students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academe. Strong curricular and co-curricular programming have helped foster a first-year to sophomore retention rate of 92%, a 4-year graduation rate of 75% (7 th highest in the U.S. for public institutions), and a 6-year graduation rate of 87% (among the highest in the country). Five signature experiences are the hallmark of a TCNJ education: a personalized, collaborative, and rigorous education; undergraduate research, mentored internships, and field experiences; community engaged learning; global engagement; and leadership development. TCNJ has also received national recognition for the adoption and promotion of the teacher-scholar model for our faculty. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven academic schools—Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing and Health Sciences; and Science. TCNJ has a strong Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. Among other initiatives, a series of faculty/staff-based affinity groups (e.g., Minority Executive Council, Women’s Professional Network, Parent and Family Network, TCNJ PRIDE) supports a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment at TCNJ. TCNJ is located within an hour of New York City and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. In addition to its growing racial and ethnic diversity, the region offers excellent public schools, prestigious medical centers, restaurants, art and entertainment, as well as numerous cultural and recreational activities. For more information about the college, please visit: http://www.tcnj.edu/.

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