Assistant Professor or Professor of Practice Faculty Positions,
Computer Science Department
Full Time or Part Time?
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal
Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness,
equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek
excellence through diversity among our students, administrators,
faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is
Purpose of Position
The Department of Computer Science (www.nku.edu/csc) is searching
for two motivated and excited computer scientists to join our
faculty at a rank commensurate to the candidate’s qualifications.
One position is will primarily contribute to our Computer Science
and Data Science bachelor’s degree programs. The other position
will primarily contribute to our newly created Applied Software
Engineering bachelor’s degree program. Both positions will
potentially contribute to other programs (i.e., Cybersecurity, and
Information Technology). The positions will start in August 2022.
The positions can be at the rank of a tenure-track Assistant
Professor or renewable Professor of Practice.
The department’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (
DEI ) impacts our staff, faculty, and students. We look forward to
inviting new faculty in our department-funded development
opportunities, which also incorporate how to have inclusive
classrooms and welcoming environments. Last year the department
voted to allocate part of their scholarship fund to support an
annual DEI scholarship. Our majors are also supported with NSF and
NKU -funded retention efforts including early undergraduate
research, peer teaching assistants, cohort programs, and math
preparation courses. In addition, the department is committed to
supporting conferences for women in computing, participation in
CRA’s Data Buddies program to evaluate students’ sense of belonging
and support, as well as offering student groups focused on
Cybersecurity, Robotics, and ICPC Competitions.
About the Department
The Department of Computer Science is part of the College of
Informatics (http://informatics.nku.edu), which unites the
departments of Computer Science, Business Informatics, and
Communication to embrace the modern concept of information in all
its aspects. The College moved into its $52 million-dollar building
named Griffin Hall in August 2011. The Computer Science department
offers five undergraduate majors (Applied Software Engineering,
Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity,
and Data Science), and a new online graduate degree program (MSc.
in Cybersecurity). The department has approximately 750
undergraduate students majoring in those areas. There are currently
25 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 1 Professor of
Practice, and 4 full-time lecturers in the department. Visit
www.nku.edu/csc for more information about the department.
Located just seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in a region
offering an outstanding quality of life, Northern Kentucky
University is a nationally recognized metropolitan university
committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater
Cincinnati region of more than two million people. NKU is built on
core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence,
learner-centered education, civic engagement, diversity and
multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration
across disciplines and professional fields. The University is
committed to recruiting and retaining faculty members who have both
the interest and ability to work across the full breadth of the
University’s teaching, research, and public engagement mission. NKU
is one of the participating institutions of Commonwealth
Commercialization Center, which is a science and technology
nonprofit that helps protect and commercialize ideas of faculty,
staff, and students, as applicable and in accordance with NKU
intellectual property policies. For additional information on
Northern Kentucky University, please visit http://www.nku.edu.
Northern Kentucky University values quality teaching above all.
Tenure-track faculty members are expected to teach 3 classes per
semester. In addition, tenure-track faculty members are expected to
be active scholars. The incorporation of students into research is
especially valued. Professor of Practice faculty members are
expected to teach 4 classes per semester. However, there are no
research requirements. All faculty members are expected to provide
service to the department, university, or the community.
All candidates must commit to promoting and fostering a learning
environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse
Applicants for an Assistant Professor position must have a Ph.D.
degree (or ABD with an expected completion date before September
2022) in Computer Science, Information Technology, Data Science, or
a related field. Applicants for the Professor of Practice must have
a Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field plus a
minimum of 5 years of industry experience.
Candidates with expertise in Data Science/Artificial
Intelligence/Machine Learning or Software Engineering/DevOps are
preferred. However, candidates with expertise in other areas of
computer science are also encouraged to apply.
Applicants must submit a cover letter formally applying for the
position, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy,
and a list of three references with complete contact information.
Candidates who apply for the tenure-track position must also submit
a statement of research philosophy including plans for how to
incorporate students in research. Applicants for the Professor of
Practice position must submit a document in which they describe or
showcase their experience or portfolio.
All candidates are expected to submit a diversity statement. This
statement should provide the candidate’s unique perspective on
their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for
promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in their professional
Review of applicants will begin on December 15, 2021. Applications
will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. However,
applications are not guaranteed to receive review after the initial
Please apply online at https://jobs.nku.edu/postings/11024
. Any questions concerning these positions should be addressed to
the Search Chair, Dr. Nicholas Caporusso, Assistant Professor of
Computer Science, at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or +1 (859)
Northern Kentucky University is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global
awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through
diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff.
Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.
In line with the University’s Affirmative Action Policy, candidates
are not expected to disclose their identity or membership either in
the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted
to the search committee. Demographic information is solicited
through the application process; however, those data are
confidential and are not provided to members of the search
Any candidate who is offered one of the positions will be required
to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as
mandated by state law.
Posting Detail Information
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Please select the rank you are applying for.
- Professor of Practice
- Tenure Track
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Diversity Statement 1
- Statement of Teaching Interest
- Statement of Research Interest