Assistant Professor - Computer Science

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Working TitleAssistant Professor - Computer SciencePosting Number2019025FP Position Information

Classification TitleAssistant ProfessorClassification Code8003RCW Exemption Criteria10 - Academic PersonnelEWU Position NumberF99864CUPA Code11.07 - Computer ScienceFLSAExempt - TeachingBargaining Unit UFE% Full Time100Salary / Wage RangeCUPASalary Information

Minimum salary is $85,430; hiring salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications; position is budgeted at $85,430.

Anticipated Start Date9/16/2020Term of Appointment9 months per academic year, mid-September through mid-June.LocationCheneyCountySpokaneProject Description


Project DurationN/ABackground CheckYes - Both Department Information

Level 1 User with AccessSherry MowattResponsible HR UserLori LivingstoneResponsible HR User Email [email protected] (inquiries only) Posting Text

Job Summary

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Computer Science to begin September 2020.

Eastern Washington University is a midsize regional, comprehensive institution offering high-quality liberal arts and professional undergraduate and graduate programs in Cheney, Spokane, and elsewhere in Washington State. The Spokane metropolitan area is home to over 400,000 diverse residents and offers great four-season outdoor recreational opportunities and a vibrant arts and cultural community.

The Computer Science department has 12 faculty members and roughly 300 undergraduate and 20 graduate students. In Fall 2020, the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering program will merge into one department with approximately 20 faculty members. This new department will also offer a new state-funded Computer Engineering degree.

In Fall 2020, the Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering programs will move from the main campus in Cheney to a new 140,000-square-foot facility in downtown Spokane’s University District. This facility is a public-private partnership with the regional tech industry to create a high-tech hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. It will offer our students and faculty outstanding new opportunities for collaboration with regional industry and other universities. Through their teaching and research, the successful candidate will exploit the creative and intellectual opportunities made possible through these partnerships.

Candidates from all areas of Computer Science will be considered. Candidates should have exceptional potential or a demonstrated record for outstanding research and effective teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including advising of a diverse cadre of undergraduate and graduate students.

Candidates must demonstrate interest, experience and/or ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern’s Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

Physical Demands

None anticipated.

Essential Functions Analysis forms (“EFA”) describe the physical and mental demands associated with our positions. You may access this document at the link provided below:
EFA for the Assistant Professor Position in Computer Science

Pre-Placement Physical NoHearing Test NoMedical Monitoring Post Hire NoProtective Equipment


Required Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related discipline is required at the time of appointment (9/16/2020);
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in innovative research and scholarly activity;
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching core Computer Science coursework;
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching advanced coursework in Computer Science;
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Preference may be given to candidates who offer college-level teaching and/or post-doctoral research experience;
  • Preference may be given to candidates who offer industry experience.
Other Skills and AbilitiesWork Schedule TypeOtherWork Schedule

Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill position’s responsibilities.

Posting Date08/24/2018Open Until Further NoticeNoClosing DateScreening to Begin11/01/2019Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application materials through our online application portal located here: If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Lori Livingstone at (509) 359-6931.

Submissions must include:

  • Cover letter which explains how you meet each of the qualifications;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of teaching interest and philosophy;
  • Statement of research experience and agenda;
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts – two links are provided for these required application documents, Other Document #1 and #2; you may attach unofficial copies of your transcripts
  • Diversity statement. As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Three confidential letters of reference are also required. When you complete the online application, you will be prompted to enter the names, email addresses and other information for your recommenders. Once you finalize your application, the applicant system will automatically send an email to your recommenders, including a link allowing your recommenders to upload the confidential letters of recommendation directly into the system and attach them to your online application. All recommendations must be received prior to campus interviews.

Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee chair Dr. Dan Li (509) 359-4373 or [email protected], or to the Computer Science department chair Dr. Bojian Xu (509) 359-6065 or [email protected]

Questions about the automated recommendation process may be directed to Ms. Lori Livingstone at (509) 359-6931 or [email protected] All materials will be held in strictest confidence, and your references will not be contacted without prior notification to the candidates.

Job Duties

% of Time100Responsibility / Duty

A Faculty Activity Plan will be developed by the end of the first quarter of the selected candidate’s appointment, and will consist of a combination of teaching, research, service, and/or release time to perform administrative duties, as negotiated and as needed to meet the business needs of the department.

Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of learning outcomes.

Essential Function IndicatorYesPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Teaching Philosophy
    4. Research Statement
    5. Other Document #1
    6. Other Document #2
    7. Diversity Response
    Optional Documents
    1. DD214 Form




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    Posted: 8/27/2019
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