Assistant or Associate Professor - Computer Science and Software Engineering
Department: CENG-Comp Sci & Software Eng (111500)
College/Division: CENG-College of Engineering
Salary Range: Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE: The Computer Science and Software Engineering Department within the College of Engineering at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA invites applications for one full-time, academic year, tenure-track Computer Science faculty appointment in the area of bioinformatics at a rank and salary commensurate with the applicant's background and experience. The anticipated start date is September 2019, or possibly January 2020. Candidates with industry experience are encouraged to apply.
The College of Engineering at Cal Poly is committed to building a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and applied research. We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.
Duties include teaching undergraduate and master's level courses, supporting and expanding curricular development in Computer Science, curricular development in support of the emerging cross-disciplinary program in bioinformatics, pursuing research in one's area of expertise, and providing service to the department, the university, and the community.
Cal Poly emphasizes Learn by Doing, which involves extensive lab work and projects in support of theoretical knowledge. The CSSE department is collaborating with a number of other programs on campus to establish a unique Cross-Disciplinary Studies Minor in Bioinformatics. Successful candidate will have an opportunity to take a leadership role in both the curriculum development and administration of the program, as well as in the emerging strategic research collaborations between the CSSE department and the life sciences programs on campus.
Cal Poly's Computer Science and Software Engineering Department offers Bachelor's Degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering, and Master's Degrees in Computer Science. Also, the Computer Science and the Electrical Engineering departments jointly offer a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Computer Science Department among the top primarily undergraduate public programs in the nation. For further information about the department, visit http://www.csc.calpoly.edu or questions can be emailed to Prof. Alex Dekhtyar, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a closely related field from an accredited institution or international equivalent is required for appointment. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) will be considered, but must provide proof that the doctorate was completed prior to the start of the appointment.
Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and laboratory-based instruction, dedication to continued professional development and scholarship, and a broad-based knowledge of computer science/software engineering, in addition to an established track record of research and/or teaching in the area of bioinformatics, computational biology or a related area of study. Demonstrated ability in written and oral use of the English language is required.
The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Cal Poly is committed to the teacher-scholar model. As teachers, faculty are expected to exhibit strong pedagogic skills and to remain proficient and current in their disciplines. As scholars, faculty should be engaged in scholarly work that is of very high quality as evidenced by external peer review. As colleagues, it is appropriate for faculty to perform service activities at all levels of the University.
Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated excellence in university level teaching and research (commensurate with time since degree), experience with laboratory-based instruction and industry experience. Past experience and a willingness to teach in multiple areas of the undergraduate curriculum in a collaborative setting is preferred. Candidates with industry experience are encouraged to apply.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
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.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
For health and wellbeing, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.
Faculty employees who wish to apply for permanent residency will be responsible for retaining an immigration attorney. All filing and attorney's fees will be incurred by the faculty member.
About Us Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approach to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international an...d multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.