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Teaching Professor Faculty of Computer Science

University of St. Thomas (MN)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Jan 31, 2024

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The University of St. Thomas’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CISC) invites applications for a Teaching Professor faculty position in Computer Science. The appointment will begin in fall 2024, and the search committee welcomes applicants with expertise in teaching our service courses focused on business applications. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a teaching load equivalent to instructing eight four-credit undergraduate courses per year, in addition to student advising and other service activities. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are dedicated to innovative and inclusive undergraduate teaching and contributing to the sense of community and support among students, staff, and faculty.


Teaching Professor faculty at the University of St. Thomas are teaching specialists whose responsibilities are in the areas of teaching and other student-centered activities and service. Teaching Professor appointments are non-tenure track appointments that are subject to one-year renewals.


The CISC department at St. Thomas offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in computer science and data science. The department currently has 12 full time faculty who serve over 1,000 students in undergraduate computer science, data science, and applied statistics courses. CISC is an inclusive and student focused department. St. Thomas is committed to supporting faculty to accomplish their career goals and maintain a healthy work-life balance. The University is also strongly committed to academic freedom.


The University of St. Thomas is in the thriving Minneapolis-St. Paul (Twin Cities) area, one of the U.S.’s top 25 metro areas. The Twin Cities boast a vibrant music, theater, sports, art, and food scene; many green spaces and waterways; and are consistently ranked among the most bike friendly cities in the U.S. Minnesota is home to fifteen Fortune 500 companies, nearly 200 post-secondary institutions, and a robust non-profit sector. The data show that the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area population is continually growing and becoming more diverse. Minnesota is also one of the least vulnerable and most prepared states with regards to the impacts of climate change. Learn more about life as a faculty member at St. Thomas.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, or other protected characteristic. We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits program which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility A generous employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility Medical, dental, and vision insurance options Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits Parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child for all eligible full-time faculty QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree. (U.S. or foreign equivalent degree) in Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Business Information Systems, or closely related field.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. 


Review of applications will begin on February 22, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact the search chair, Dr. Mark Salisbury ( if you have any questions.


Applications should be submitted online at Candidates will be asked to submit:

A position-specific cover letter that includes how you would support diversity and equity at St. Thomas (copy/pasted into submission form) CV A statement (up to two pages) detailing your teaching experience and your teaching philosophy Unofficial copy of transcripts from your terminal degree Complete the reference section of the application by providing contact information for two professional references (note: no references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate; candidates who advance in the search will be asked to submit two letters of recommendation)

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 9,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.


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University of St. Thomas (MN)

The University of St. Thomas is the largest private university in Minnesota and one of the largest Catholic colleges or universities in the nation, with more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students at our eight schools and colleges.

We are ranked as a "Top National University" and "Best Value School" by U.S. News & World Report, and are in the top 20 in The Princeton Review's list of "Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs", thanks to the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship.

Our founding was inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. Rooted in this Catholic identity, we are committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I); our convictions call us to protect and enhance the dignity of every human and to work for a more just and equitable society. At the University of St. Thomas, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world.

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