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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Apply now Job no: 492588
Work type: Tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

Widener University is currently seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences to start in fall 2021. Teaching duties will include introductory and intermediate computer science courses in Python and Java, computer science labs, and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, will be ready to pursue an active research program that will include significant participation by undergraduate students, and will be committed to contribute to departmental, campus and professional service. The candidate will also be expected to advise students and supervise senior design and implementation projects.

Widener University 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. The College of Arts and Sciences puts high priority on inclusive pedagogy, inclusive mentoring, and community engagement. 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 throughout their application.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements are a commitment to undergraduate education, clear evidence of scholarly potential, and a Ph.D. in computer science or a related discipline. We are open to candidates in any area of specialization in computer science. ABD candidates may be considered if the Ph.D. will be completed by May 2021.

Candidates must submit CV and cover letter for consideration by December 31, 2020 to widener.edu/jobs. In addition, three confidential letters of reference should be sent to ArtsandSciences@widener.edu. Please ensure that all documents are submitted as either .docx or .pdf. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

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 Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.

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