Professor of Practice, Computer Science

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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Professor of Practice, Computer Science

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Aug 28, 2023

Professor of Practice Position in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Tulane University invites applications for a Professor of Practice position beginning in Fall 2024. We welcome and encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Our friendly and collaborative department currently has 12 tenure-track/tenured faculty and 3 Professors of Practice with a commitment to grow over the next few years. In our research and teaching, we take pride in our equal focus on both computer science and its interdisciplinary applications. Our current faculty are engaged in collaborative research with colleagues in the School of Science and Engineering, the School of Liberal Arts, and the Health Sciences. More information about the department, its faculty, its research areas, and its undergraduate and graduate programs can be found at


Tulane University is a private Carnegie-R1 university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). Tulane brings together bold and creative scholars, scientists and students who are committed to crossing boundaries. Data-intensive discovery lies at the heart of research and education at Tulane and is fueled by Tulane’s new Connolly Alexander Institute for Data Science. Tulane resides in historic New Orleans, Louisiana – a city that takes the utmost pride in its vibrant music scene, world-class restaurants, rich confluence of cultures and traditions, and festive Mardi Gras parades. "The things that make life worth living – eating, drinking and the making of merriment – are the air that New Orleans breathes." - Adam Karlin, Lonely Planet. 


Tulane Professors of Practice are faculty who design, enhance, and teach courses primarily at the undergraduate level, with the flexibility to instruct master’s courses too, all while contributing to departmental and university service. Their term appointments are renewable every three years (initially) and every five years after promotion to Senior Professor of Practice. The typical teaching load is three sections per semester (two preps). Institutional and departmental support is available, for example, through our Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching and with teaching and course assistants. Tulane recognizes and rewards innovative and quality teaching. Candidates interested in creating and adopting pedagogical innovations, conducting scholarly activity in computer science education, or developing original elective courses will find many opportunities and support to pursue their interests. The successful candidate will have a record of excellent teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate level, and commitment to student-centered teaching and to increasing diversity in computing.




PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field; teaching experience preferred.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

A complete application should include a CV, a teaching statement including teaching evaluations, a diversity statement, and at least three letters of recommendation that address teaching.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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