Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Science

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Feb 09, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Computer Science Department in the Petree College of Arts & Sciences is seeking an innovative and experienced leader who demonstrates a deep commitment to academic excellence and a belief in a liberal arts education where diversity and inclusion, ethical and critical thinking, and effective communication are highly valued. Successful candidates will have an ardent interest in curriculum development, interdisciplinary collaboration, and a willingness to engage in community outreach for recruitment and partnership building.

A proven record of teaching, research, and service are required for this nine-month, tenure-track associate professor and chair of computer science position. At OKCU, Computer Science faculty teach undergraduate and graduate courses in computer architecture, theory, networking, database, mobile applications, gaming, big data analysis, and cybersecurity.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be eligible to work in the US. This position will begin in August 2018.


A Ph.D. in computer science (or closely related field) is required.  Candidates having finished Ph.D. coursework with ABD status will be considered.  University-level teaching experience is desired.

The Department of Computer Science

The department is located in the Petree College of Arts & Sciences and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science. Coursework emphasizes professional development and enhancement of skills, in depth study of computers, and a balance of abstract knowledge and practical understanding. More information about the department and the curriculum is available at

About Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University was founded in 1904 and is a coeducational, urban, private university located in the Uptown district of Oklahoma City. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Oklahoma City University is the only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master's-level university category by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

Employee Benefits

The faculty of OCU are afforded a generous and comprehensive benefits package designed to fit the needs of you and your family.  Benefits offered include: health (medical, dental and vision) insurance, flexible spending accounts, university paid life insurance, university paid long-term disability insurance, retirement plans, and tuition remission for employees and qualifying dependents who wish to take classes or pursue a degree at OCU.

Required Application Materials

All applications submitted must include:

  • CV and Cover Letter
  • List of 3-5 Professional References
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Unofficial Transcripts

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Contact for Additional Questions

Please direct questions about the position or the search to the Chair, Dr. Helen Gaudin at or the Diversity Advocate, Dr. Bob Greve at