Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Computer Science & Software Engineering
University of Detroit Mercy
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: CES-0320-082
FT Faculty UDMPU (9 month)
The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering & Science invites applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Computer Science starting August 16, 2022. An earned doctorate in Computer Science or a related discipline by the time of appointment is required. Applications from all Computer Science sub-disciplines will be reviewed with a preference in Computer Security, and/or Network Security. Detroit Mercy is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive academic community, with a service focused approach. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, experience, and service that they can contribute to the Mission of the University and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The successful candidate will be an effective and enthusiastic teacher-scholar, developing innovative hands-on teaching strategies and curriculum for undergraduate and graduate courses and laboratories. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to our efforts to provide support and opportunities for underrepresented students majoring in science and engineering disciplines.
Computer Science and Software Engineering are housed in the Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department and offer Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a Master of Science in Software Engineering, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Science, and minors in Bioinformatics and Computer Science, and supports the Graduate Certificate in Vehicle Cyber Engineering. The small classes, excellent facilities, and close collegial relationships make teaching at Detroit Mercy exciting and rewarding. The College’s faculty forms a vibrant community of teaching scholars with a strong focus on professional and academic mentorship of students. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings for 2022 place Detroit Mercy at 4th in Michigan and 187 Nationwide.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Faculty in the department are expected to develop a research program involving the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, write grants, and publish in refereed journals and conference proceeding.
· Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related discipline by the time of appointment
· Experience teaching computer science courses at post-secondary level or equivalent instructional experiences
· Commitment to implementing research-based best-practices for active teaching strategies and pedagogy
· Record of research and scholarly publications within the last three years
· A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
· Flexibility in teaching a variety of computer science and software engineering courses based on the needs of the department
· Industry experience
· Commitment to student-centered mentoring and advising
· Willingness to support the educational needs of the department and provide service to the department, college, university, community and profession
Commensurate with experience
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates must apply by completing an application and uploading materials. Materials must include: (1) A detailed cover
letter describing the ways your background addresses the required and preferred qualifications; (2) One-page teaching philosophy statement; (3) One-page statement of your research plans; (4) One-page diversity statement describing your commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion (5) Updated Curriculum Vitae, (6) the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration applications should be received by April 8, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The University seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds. The college is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s mission of providing excellent, student-centered education, including women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.