Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Job no: 507419
Work type: Instructional Faculty –
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty
Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Computer
Classification: Academic Year Faculty
Priority Screening Date: January 21, 2022
Recruitment Status: Open Until Filled
Appointment Date: Fall 2022
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Vision Statement, California
State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized
comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose
staff and faculty help transform student lives through a focus on
student success and engagement through project-based learning,
service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of
multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. CSUMB
is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving
Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over
The university’s Strategic
Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and
investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff,
and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be
carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of
whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living
and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay.
As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU)
system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to
below-market rate campus housing and competitive salaries for
faculty and staff.
The Computer Science (CS) program in the School of Computing and
Design at California State University Monterey Bay is seeking
applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track Assistant
Professor position. Candidates with expertise in all areas of
computer science will be considered, although applications are
especially encouraged in the areas of Computer Networking and
Security, Computer Systems, and Data Science. In addition,
candidates with significant interest in improving computer science
higher education outcomes, particularly as it relates to broadening
participation in computer science, will be given preference.
We are seeking candidates who are passionate about addressing the
challenges and exploring the opportunities facing higher education
to join our team that is working on attracting underrepresented,
low-income, first-generation students and women into the computing
field and supporting them through post-graduation success. Along
with their commitment to teaching in the CS program, including
courses related to their area of expertise, an ideal candidate will
be interested in all aspects of an end-to-end CS pathway to support
a diverse student body. The selected faculty will join a
cross-disciplinary team, building strength via strong regional
collaborations with partner organizations from education, industry,
The CS program at CSUMB, in collaboration with our partners, is
re-examining approaches to broadening participation in computer
science and decreasing the cost and time to a degree. Our most
significant effort to date is a cohort-based education model
launched in 2013 that graduates students in 4 years or less and
primarily serves students who come from low socioeconomic
backgrounds, are first-generation college students, and are of
ethnicity or gender traditionally underrepresented in CS. This
effort has been recognized as one of the top five innovative ideas
in higher education by CA state with a $5M award.
Recognizing the importance of providing opportunities similar to
the ones at CSUMB’s CS program to students across the state, the CA
Governor’s office has allotted $10M funding to launch a statewide
Initiative. Our success in producing well-prepared candidates
for entry-level positions, combined with the atypically diverse
nature of our CS graduates, has also resulted in interest and
support from many Silicon Valley companies.
An ideal candidate will be interested in becoming part of a team in
these efforts to help drive continuous improvement of the entire
program, while also developing new initiatives that align with the
overall program goals.
- Teach foundational CS courses and courses in one of the
specializations: Computer Networking and Security, Computer
Systems, and Data Science.
- Develop curriculum and support material for foundational CS
courses and courses in one of the specializations: Computer
Networking and Security, Computer Systems, and Data Science.
- As part of the program team, play an instrumental role in the
design, development, and delivery of programs, projects,
initiatives, and efforts that support broadening participation in
- Collaborate in the design, development, and delivery of other
computer science courses.
- Develop and/or implement research and development projects
(grant-funded where feasible) that contribute to the dynamic
learning environment and provide our large, diverse group of
students with opportunities for undergraduate research.
- Additional responsibilities include guiding student capstone
learning experiences, exploring innovative pedagogical approaches,
and participating in the development of grants.
- Hold an earned doctoral degree or ABD in computer science or a
closely-related field (doctorate must be completed prior to the
date of hire).
- Demonstrated commitment to teaching, inclusive excellence, and
improving key outcomes of higher education including learning
outcomes, time to graduation, units to graduation, and
post-graduation success of CS graduates.
- Strong knowledge of/background in challenges in computer
science higher education, with a particular interest in developing
solutions to address these challenges for women, low-income,
underrepresented, and first-generation student populations.
- Experience in developing scholarly activities outside the
classroom to create an excellent learning environment for CS
- Ability to work with the existing faculty/staff team to
contribute to the overall quality of the program.
- Experience in acquiring grants, contracts and
- A record of successfully teaching, advising, recruiting,
empowering, and nurturing the educational goals of a diverse
To apply, visit https://careers.csumb.edu/en-us/job/507419/assistant-professor-of-computer-science
CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding
health, dental & vision plans; a fee waiver education program;
and membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System
(CalPERS). For more information, visit:
CSU Benefits Summary. Additionally, University Corporation at
CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based
on availability, visit: Employee
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated
reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in
Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined
in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and
Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding
sensitive student issues.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful
completion of a background check (including a criminal records
There are components of this job which are deemed essential on
campus. This position will primarily work on the main campus, with
occasional work from home. This position requires working on campus
with students. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and
staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty,
staff, and the community can expect that masks will be required and
that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place
in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all
students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before
coming to campus. All community members who work or attend class on
campus should expect to participate in a random or periodic testing
system. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination
requirements and testing protocols when the details become
For full consideration, applicants must complete the required
online application and submit required documents by the priority
screening date found at csumb.edu/jobs. Application
submissions received after the application screening date will be
reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted
become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants
with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University
Personnel at (831) 582-3389.
CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the
United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state
and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation,
including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and
Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and
the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State
University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is
available at: https://csumb.edu/clery
CSUMB requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing
campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a
medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates
advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to
comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at
and questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive
to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms
inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified
applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and
without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic
information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran
status, or disability.