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Computer Science: Assistant Professor

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Computer Science

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant Professor
  • Job ID: #18614
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Computer Science: Assistant Professor

A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor is available in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences.  The department seeks a dynamic candidate who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active research program involving undergraduates.  This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2023/2024 academic year, August 21, 2023.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in computer science or closely related discipline before August 21, 2023. The successful applicant will present evidence of an ability for teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, and demonstrate an ability to teach a variety of courses in the computer science curriculum. The successful applicant will also present evidence of the potential to establish a scholarship program that can engage undergraduates in research.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The Department is especially interested in applicants who bring diverse perspectives to the University, and in those who may be especially effective in mentoring students who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in the discipline.

DUTIES: Teach courses in the Department of Computer Science based on program needs and in accordance with specialization; participate in research and scholarly activities; engage undergraduates in the high impact practice of research; engage in service to the department, university, and profession.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Computer Science has about 300 majors and has active undergraduate research and internship programs. Professors and undergraduate majors are involved in both disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative research supported internally through the Center of Excellence for Faculty and Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration and the Blugold Center for High Performance Computing, and externally through programs such as the UW-EC/Mayo Clinic Research Partnership and the Blugold Biomedical Innovator Program.

More information about the department is available at
 https://www.uwec.edu/academics/college-arts-sciences/departments-programs/computer-science/

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Computer Science: Assistant Professor position (Job ID # 18614) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application describing interest and qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum vita
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement describing research focus and scholarly interests
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

smithaj@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 1, 2022.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. 

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).