Open Rank, Instructional Professor of Comp. Sci., Comp. Engr., or Electrical Engr., August 2022

Chapman University
Orange, CA

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The new Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering at Chapman University invites applications for non tenure-track instructional positions in the areas of computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering at the rank of instructor or instructional assistant professor. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates with substantial teaching and/or supporting industry experience will be considered for appointment at an advanced rank (instructional associate or full professor).Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university holds R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, scholarship, and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Fowler School of Engineering. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty.Opened in the fall of 2019, the Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering offers undergraduate degree programs in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, and Software Engineering. Fowler Engineering is committed to contributing solutions to global challenges, and to building truly inclusive and equitable faculty, staff, and student experiences. A key component of that mission is the recruitment and support of faculty, staff, and students from the broadest possible set of backgrounds and experiences. Members of the school are likewise expected to contribute substantially towards our goals of equity and inclusion through teaching, research, learning, and service. More information on Fowler Engineering’s DEI efforts can be found here: The newly-opened Swenson Family Hall of Engineering provides state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research that allow for experiences that are truly without boundaries. More information about the Fowler School of Engineering is available at University as a whole is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at


A M.S. in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering is required for appointment at the rank of instructor. A Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, computational science, data science, software engineering, or electrical engineering is required for all professor ranks. Whereas we welcome applicants from all disciplines within these fields, preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds and teaching experience in algorithm analysis, data structures, database systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, cyberethics, computer networks, robotics, hardware design, electronics and circuits, computer programming, and modeling and simulation. All candidates must have a history of successful teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level. Industry experience in the candidate’s field of expertise is preferred.


The successful candidate will teach 8 courses per year. These courses may include: Computer Science I (CPSC 230), Computer Science II (CPSC 231), Computer Networks (CPSC 353), Robotics (CPSC 260), Digital Logic (CPSC 330), Data Structures and Algorithms (CPSC350), Computer Architecture (CPSC 351), Artificial Intelligence (CPSC 390), Data Science (CPSC 392), Electronics and Circuits (EE 200/300), Cybersecurity (CPSC454), and Systems Programming (CENG 231), among others.

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Interested and qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit:1. Chapman University Faculty Employment Application2. Cover letter that provides a succinct overview of why the candidate is well-positioned to contribute to the specific educational and diversity & inclusivity missions of Chapman University3. Curriculum vitae4. Teaching philosophy statement that includes how the candidate’s teaching strategy is synergistic with an engineering school housed in a liberal arts university5. Statement that provides an overview of the candidate’s philosophy for achieving greater diversity and inclusion in engineering in general, along with an actionable plan for promoting diversity and inclusion at Chapman specifically6. Sample teaching evaluations7. Three letters of recommendation, one of which must address the candidate’s ability as a teacherCandidates should submit application materials electronically at the following link: Please direct any inquiries to Adena Hamlin at [email protected] Please use “Non-Tenure Track Engineering Positions” as the email subject line.Application review will begin November 15, 2021.Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidates. This position is contingent upon final budget approval.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.


Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of Western universities, by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and ground-breaking teaching. The University is classified by Carnegie as an R-2 research institution; Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information is available at 

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at

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