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Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 15, 2021

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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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Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), Penn State Brandywine campus invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science to begin August 2022. This is a tenure-line position and will be a shared position with the Penn State Beaver and Penn State Hazleton campuses. The faculty's home campus will be Penn State Brandywine.

This faculty position will serve as Professor in Charge of the Computer Science Program consortium, across the Penn State Brandywine, Beaver and Hazleton campuses, teach lower and upper division classes using traditional, hybrid, and on-line delivery methods.

Responsibilities include:
  • Publishing research in refereed journals
  • Participating in professional organizations
  • Engaging in scholarly activities to stay current in the discipline
  • Participating in course, curriculum, and program development
  • Advising students, providing career guidance, and supervising undergraduate research projects Participating in campus, university, and community service activities

Some of the required teaching is in introductory and intermediate undergraduate courses in the area of computer science and computer engineering using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments might include courses in object-oriented programming, systems programming, computer organization and design, theory of computation, operating systems design, programming languages, and electives in the instructor's area of expertise.

Requirements: The minimum requirement for this position to be filled as an Assistant Professor is a Ph.D. in Computer Science/Computer Engineering, or closely related fields with at least 4 years of Assistant Professorship experience. The minimum requirement for this position to be filled as an Associate Professor is a Ph.D. in Computer Science/Computer Engineering, or closely related fields and evidence of research and publications in the area of artificial intelligence or a closely related field is expected.

Additional preferences for either rank include:
  • Evidence of commitment to and interest in active and collaborative learning
  • Instructional use of technology, experience in hybrid course delivery
  • Evidence of experience in multidisciplinary environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to and ability/training in successfully advocating for diversity and values of diversity

A successful hire will demonstrate a commitment to and experience in high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment and advocacy for diversity and values of inclusion. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or weekend classes as needed.

This position requires successful completion of standard background checks in accordance with University policies.

For full consideration, applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and diversity statement that details how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note their plans for such work) as a single PDF document; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of three references.

Application review begins immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Campus Information:

Founded in 1855, The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) is a premier, world class research university. Granted “very high activity” classification for “research universities” by the Carnegie Foundation, Penn State is the Commonwealth's only land-grant institution and a driver of economic growth and innovation. With a $6.5 billion annual operating budget, Penn State enrolls over 90,000 students in one University, 24 campuses and online. Penn State Brandywine - a thriving residential campus - is located on 112 acres, 20 miles west of center city Philadelphia. Penn State Brandywine's principal strengths are excellent teaching and research, a diverse study body, athletics, business and civic partnerships, and new Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement. Penn State Brandywine's 100,000+ alumni are part of Penn State's world-wide 670,000+ alumni network.

Penn State Brandywine's core mission is to: Provide an undergraduate education among the arts, sciences, and professional fields to a highly diverse student population from Greater Philadelphia and beyond.

Penn State Brandywine offers a challenging and rewarding college experience, combining a small-campus environment with the extensive resources of a world-class public research university.

Penn State Brandywine empowers students to fulfill their potential and prepares them for meaningful careers and lives as engaged citizens.

For more information about the campus, visit

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Wiebke Strehl, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Brandywine. E-mail: Telephone: (610) 892-1411.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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