Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Seaside, California
Jul 28, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

POSITION:  Assistant Professor of Computer Science

COLLEGE:  Science

DEPARTMENT:  School of Computing and Design

TYPE:  Tenure-Track

The computer science program (CS) in the School of Computing and Design at California State University, Monterey Bay is seeking applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Candidates with expertise in all areas of computer science will be considered, although applications are especially encouraged in the areas of Computer Networking, Cyber Security, Machine Learning and Software Engineering. In addition, candidates with significant interest in improving computer science higher education outcomes, particularly as it relates to broadening participation in computer science will be given preference.

We are seeking candidates who are passionate about addressing the challenges and exploring the opportunities facing higher education to join our team that is working on attracting underrepresented, low-income, first-generation students and women into the computing field and supporting them through post-graduation success. Along with their commitment to teaching in the CS program, including courses related to their area of expertise, an ideal candidate will be interested in all aspects of an end-to-end CS pathway to support a diverse student body. This begins with students’ initial interest in CS and moves through college readiness; teaching high quality CS courses; co-curricular academic, professional, and personal growth support; internships; and finishing with graduation and careers. The selected faculty will join a cross-disciplinary team, building strength via strong regional collaborations with partner organizations from education, industry, and government.

CS Program

The CS program at CSUMB in collaboration with our partners is interested in reexamining approaches to computer science higher education, especially as it relates to broadening participation in the field and decreasing cost and time to degree. In the past 7 years, we have received nearly $10 million in external funding to develop initiatives and projects that aim to meet these ends. One of our most significant efforts to date is a cohort-based education model launched in 2013 that graduates students in 4 years or less, and primarily serves students who come from low socioeconomic backgrounds, are first-generation college students, and are of an ethnicity or gender traditionally underrepresented in CS.

This effort has been recognized as one of top-5 innovative ideas in higher education by CA state with a $5M award. Our success in improving diversity in technology has also resulted in significant interest and support from top Silicon Valley companies.

An ideal candidate will be interested in becoming part of a team in these efforts to help drive continued improvement, while also developing new initiatives.


● Teach foundational CS courses and courses in one of the specializations: Computer Networking, Cyber Security, Machine Learning and Software Engineering
● Develop curriculum and support material for foundational CS courses and for courses in one of the specializations: Computer Networking, Cyber Security, Machine Learning and Software Engineering.
● As part of the program team, play an instrumental role in the design, development and delivery of programs, projects, initiatives, and efforts that support broadening participation in computing
● Develop close collaborative relationships and execute projects with faculty and educators in institutions in the CS pipeline, including feeder community colleges, high/middle schools, educational offices in the Monterey region and industry partners
● Collaborate in the design, development and delivery of other computer science courses
● Develop and/or implement research and development projects (grant-funded where feasible) that contribute to the dynamic learning environment and provide our large, diverse group of students with opportunities for undergraduate research
● Additional responsibilities include guiding student capstone learning experiences, exploring innovative pedagogical approaches and participating in the development of grants.


● Earned Doctoral degree or ABD in computer science or closely related field (doctorate must be completed prior to date of hire)
● Demonstrated commitment to teaching, inclusive excellence, and improving key outcomes of higher education including learning outcomes, time to graduation, units to graduation and post-graduation success of CS graduates


● Strong knowledge of/background in challenges in computer science higher education, with particular interest in developing solutions to address these challenges for women, low-income, underrepresented and first generation student populations
● Experience or demonstrated interest in developing and implementing effective interventions and end-to-end programs, including K-12 outreach, with demonstrable improvement in outcomes for students
● Experience in developing scholarly activities outside the classroom to create an excellent learning environment for CS students
● Ability to work with the existing faculty/staff team to contribute to the overall quality of the program
● Experience in acquiring grants, contracts and sponsorships.
● A record of successfully teaching, advising, recruiting, empowering, and nurturing the educational goals of a diverse student population


The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position within the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

JOB POSTING DATE:        July 28, 2017

PRIORITY SCREENING DATE:   October 22, 2017 - Extended


APPLY:  A completed online application and all required materials must be received by University Personnel by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screening date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned. CSUMB will not fax application materials.

For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389.  For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map). Please check the links provided for the respective hours and the location.

CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S..