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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Purdue University Northwest
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 4, 2023

Job Details

Position Profile

The College of Engineering and Sciences (CES), Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Computer Science at the rank of assistant professor with a 9-month academic appointment, beginning Fall 2024.

Computer Science (CS) offers a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree. Both degree programs are rapidly growing. The department consists of a high performing team of faculty and is expanding its curricular offerings including interdisciplinary areas and collaboration with local companies. CS has a robust presence in Artificial Intelligence research and education, with two research labs recently established, the Intelligent Systems and Collaborative Robotics Research Lab and the Advanced Intelligence Software Research Lab. The position is open to all research areas in computer science. Candidates in the field of artificial intelligence, data science, software engineering, or computer and network security are encouraged to apply.

  • A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, or a related discipline is required by August 12, 2024.
  • Potential for high-quality scholarly research leading to peer-reviewed publications
  • Demonstrated strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions
  • Exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Maintain a program of research leading to publications in high-quality journals.
  • Teach a wide range of graduate and/or undergraduate courses and fulfill the responsibilities associated with those courses, such as curriculum development, assessment, and student mentoring.
  • Providing suitable service to the department, university, profession, and/or community.

Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana, is dedicated to empowering transformational change in its students on its two campuses in Hammond and Westville, Indiana. Part of the Purdue University system and offering more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, PNW is committed to academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity. PNW’s colleges, schools and centers are distinguished through prestigious accreditations, national recognitions, and competitive rankings.

PNW’s Hammond campus is located only 30 miles from Chicago with the Westville branch campus just 15 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. Fostering a university community full of contrasts—urban and rural, industrial and natural, with a well-established history and forward-thinking mindset—PNW’s two campuses serve its students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college to make the most of this rich range of resources. Moreover, PNW has been designated as a Hispanic-serving public institution dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and under-served student population.

School & Department

The College of Engineering and Sciences (CES) serves over 1,321 undergraduate students and 161 graduate students across a wide range of academic programs. The college includes Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry/Physics, Mathematics/Statistics, and the School of Engineering.

PNW’s School of Engineering within CES comprises three departments: Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Civil Engineering. Closely affiliated with the School are two distinguished and award-winning research centers, the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and the Purdue Water Institute (PWI).


The search committee will begin reviewing applications for the position on November 1, 2023 and will continue to accept nominations and applications until the position is filled. Application must be submitted electronically on the PNW Careers Faculty webpage. PNW is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests, or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. A complete application packet will include:
  • a cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • statement of teaching,
  • statement of research,
  • contact information for 3 professional references.
All inquiries, nominations, and applications will remain confidential; references will not be contacted without notice. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check.

Purdue University Northwest is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana that is dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. Diverse, hardworking, and innovative, we’re where academic excellence meets real-world experience. At PNW, students from next door and students from halfway across the world come together to learn, grow, and connect.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

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