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Assistant Professor in Computer Science Education

Cleveland State University
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Cleveland State University

Assistant Professor in Computer Science Education


Position Description: Cleveland State University College of Education and Human Services is seeking an Assistant Professor of Education in Computer Science (CS) with experience in K-12 computer science education. Reporting to the Chair of Teacher Education, the successful candidate will be housed on the University’s main campus. CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and student-focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all.

The position is a 9-month tenure-track appointment, with the opportunity for summer employment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will teach in-person and online courses in the College of Education and Human Services that focus on computer science education and general STEM education in the graduate and undergraduate STEM (including CS) teacher preparation programs. The candidate will also have opportunities to teach in the College of Engineering and be expected to develop and do research around CS educational opportunities for K-12 computer science teachers and/or students.

The successful candidate will also maintain a defined line of research leading to publications in refereed journals, national and international presentations, and external grant funding. The position will provide opportunities for collaborative research and to supervise graduate students. Additionally, the successful candidate will participate in programmatic development and professional development activities linked to high-quality instruction and student success, advise and mentor students, provide professional and University service, and contribute to an environment of professionalism and collaboration within the teacher education programs and the College. 

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Continuing the development of CS teacher preparation programs (pre-service and in-service)
  • Research in culturally responsive teaching in CS in K-12 and higher education
  • Teaching CS education courses
  • Teaching introductory STEM education courses
  • Teaching introductory CS courses in CS department is a possibility 
  • Actively pursue external funding to support research activities. 
  • Participating in CS state level committees
  • Service to the department, college, and university


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Computer Science Education, STEM Education with emphasis in computer science, Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in computer science, or a related field from an accredited college or university 
  • 5 years of successful K-12 computer science and/or STEM teaching experience meeting the needs of students from diverse populations or related experience 
  • Strong potential for scholarly productivity and advancing a defined research agenda 
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to support a culture of collaboration, inclusion, equity, and diversity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of successful college/university teaching in traditional and online settings 
  • Experience with academic program coordination and/or program development
  • Experience participating in assessment and continuous improvement efforts in either K-12 or collegiate settings
  • Evidence of or potential for scholarly productivity, including presentations and publications
  • Experience obtaining federal, state, or private grants or contracts  
  • Knowledge of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) standards  
  • Experience as a computer science teacher in a K-12 setting
  • Knowledge of emerging computer science and related topics, such as augmented reality, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, etc.
  • Experience or expertise in instructional design at the K-12 or collegiate level 


Applicant Instructions: Applications will be exclusively accepted online at   Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.


Any questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Roland Pourdavood via email (


Screening of applications will begin February 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 22, 2022. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vita; and letters from three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered.


Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s inclusive community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university” 

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Cleveland State University is an equal access institution, and an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination. M/F/D/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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