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Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, Tenure

Chapman University
Orange, California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 28, 2023

Job Details


The rapidly growing Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering at Chapman University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the areas of computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering at the rank of assistant professor.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked, R2 Carnegie Classified, private institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. Chapman’s campuses are home to nearly 10,000 students representing 50 states, three territories, and 78 countries. The 11 schools and colleges of Chapman, including Fowler School of Engineering, offer 65 bachelors, 53 master, and six doctoral programs, along with 60 minors and 17 integrated and bridge programs. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty.

Opened in the fall of 2019, the Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering offers undergraduate degree programs in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, and Software Engineering, along with a new graduate program, a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The School also offers several interdisciplinary minors and themed inquiry programs which allow students from across other Chapman programs to explore engineering. Fowler Engineering is committed to contributing solutions to global challenges, and to building truly inclusive and equitable faculty, staff, and student experiences. A key component of that mission is the recruitment and support of faculty, staff, and students from the broadest possible set of backgrounds and experiences. The newly-opened Swenson Family Hall of Engineering provides state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research that allow for experiences that are truly without boundaries.

Chapman University strives to enhance diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment. For more information on diversity, equity, and inclusion at Chapman University, please visit our DEI webpage.

Duties include establishing or continuing a research program in the candidate’s field, teaching, and mentoring students. Tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching, and service.

The successful candidate will teach 4 courses per year. These courses may include Foundations of Design and Fabrication (ENGR 101), Computer Science II (CPSC 231), Computer Networks (CPSC 353), Data Structures and Algorithms (CPSC350), Programming Languages (CPSC 354), Operating Systems (CPSC 380), Algorithm Analysis (CPSC 406), Electronics and Circuits (EENG 200/300), Analog, Digital, and Mixed Signal Processing (EENG 515), Cybersecurity 1 (ISP 363), Systems Programming (CENG 231), Digital Logic (CENG 330), and Robotics (CENG 390), among others.


A Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, computational science, data science, software engineering, or electrical engineering is required. Whereas we welcome applicants from all disciplines within these fields, preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds and research interests in theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, human-centered design, computer networks, robotics, hardware design, electronics and circuits, simulation, or related areas. Applicants considered for the rank of assistant professor are expected to demonstrate promise in scholarship and teaching, with a clear direction for integrating research and pedagogy.

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit:

  1. A cover letter that provides a succinct overview of why the candidate is well-positioned to contribute to the missions of Chapman University
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Teaching philosophy statement that includes how the candidate’s teaching strategy is synergistic with an engineering school housed in a liberal arts university
  4. A statement that provides an overview of the candidate’s philosophy for achieving greater diversity and inclusion in engineering. Questions to help guide your statement are available here .
  5. Research statement that includes a specific and actionable plan that will allow the candidate to successfully build a research agenda in the context of the Fowler School of Engineering’s existing and future academic programs
  6. Three letters of recommendation will be requested from those who in advance in the search process

Inquiries? Please direct any inquiries to Camila Correa, Administrative Coordinator, at use “Tenure Track Engineering Positions” as the email subject line.

Application review will begin November 15, 2023, and may close at any time after that without prior notice.

Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidates. The salary range is $100,000 to $130,000 commensurate with experience and contingent on final budget approval.

Chapman University is committed to providing a comprehensive employee benefits program and offers a relocation expense reimbursement package for tenure-track positions. More information on Chapman’s benefits program may be found on the Office of Human Resources website .

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Office of Human Resources, DeMille Hall - 140, One University Drive, Orange, California 92866


Chapman University

Founded in 1861, Chapman University is a nationally-ranked private university in Orange, California, about 20 minutes away from Pacific Ocean beaches. Whether you're a scientist or a screenwriter, Chapman University’s close proximity to industry leaders will propel you and jumpstart your career..

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