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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Apply now Job no: 492375
Work type: Tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

Widener University’s Department of Computer Science invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor to start in fall 2020. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, will be expected to pursue an active research program that will include significant participation by undergraduate students, and will be expected to contribute to departmental, campus and professional service. Teaching duties will include introductory and intermediate computer science courses in Python and Java, computer science labs and upper-level computer science courses.  The candidate will also be expected to advise students and supervise senior design and implementation projects.

The Computer Science Department is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. Those candidates experienced in, or who would enjoy, working with a diverse range of faculty, staff and students, and those who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements are a commitment to undergraduate education and clear evidence of scholarly potential. Ph.D. in computer science or a related discipline is required. Preference for background in cyber-security and/or sub fields such as machine learning/artificial intelligence, mobile app development, game design. ABD candidates may be considered if the Ph.D. will be completed by May 2020.

All materials must be submitted through our online employment recruitment website: In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent to Please ensure that all documents are submitted as either .docx or .pdf.

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive University, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law School located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the University, please visit our website at



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