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Assistant Professor Department of Computer and Information Sciences The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics FCSM-3730
Position: The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month, Assistant Professor position in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences beginning August 2024.
Qualifications: PhD, or comparable terminal degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Information Technology or a related field. Strong candidates in all areas of computing will be considered with a preference for candidates with backgrounds in networking, cybersecurity, and IT systems engineering. The CIS department has research and teaching strengths in all areas of computing, and we are looking for strong candidates who have a potential for high-impact research and who will excel in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in our information technology programs.
Responsibilities: The selected candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop strong research programs, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, apply for external funding, and participate in department service activities.
The Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS): The Department offers six primary programs including: an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, and an ABET-accredited cybersecurity program, a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science, a Master of Science in Applied Information Technology, and a Ph.D. in Information Technology. The Department of Computer and Information Sciences has approximately 46 full-time faculty members, 9 staff members, collectively over 2,000 undergraduate majors in the Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology programs, and approximately 400 graduate students. We have a strong research focus on cybersecurity, software engineering, human computer interaction, data science, and systems engineering. Towson University has recently established the Center for Innovative and Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity in close collaboration with the CIS Department. The Department is placed within the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics. With more than 4,000 undergraduates, the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics is one of the fastest growing and most diverse colleges at Towson University.
Towson University: Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U.S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has of 900 full-time faculty, and offers 65 bachelor’s 42 master’s, and 4 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum-vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, research, teaching, and diversity statements, a recent publication, and the name, address, phone number, and e-mail address of three professional references.
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A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
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Towson University is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in “A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25).” TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage applications from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expressions, national origins, ages, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientations and belief backgrounds.
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).
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