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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Department of Computer Science, University of San Francisco

posted Aug 31, 2017, 8:38 AM by Rosa Maria Garay   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 8:41 AM ]

The Department of Computer Science at the University of San Francisco is accepting applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions starting in August 2018.  This search seeks candidates from the field of Computer Science or a closely-related field.

The Department of Computer Science is a diverse and growing community with 10 full-time faculty members, over 200 undergraduate CS majors, and over 70 masters students. While we are growing, the CS department maintains small class sizes with 30 or fewer students, project-based learning, and a high degree of student-teacher interaction.

The department is highly collaborative both within and outside the department. In addition to an undergraduate CS major and a masters program in CS, the department also supports a new interdisciplinary undergraduate major in Data Science as well as a masters program in Analytics. Several faculty members are NSF funded and collaborate with industry in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. 

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit USF has been recognized as a top 20 entrepreneurial research university (Forbes 2015).

Job Responsibilities:  The successful candidates will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain an active research program that involves students, and perform service duties to the CS department and university.  The standard teaching load for this position at USF is two 4-unit courses per semester with an additional third course every fourth semester (2-2-2-3 over two years). 


Minimum Qualifications:  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely-related field  completed prior to August 2018.  Strong applicants from all CS sub-disciplines will be considered. Applicants must demonstrate both exceptional teaching ability  and a strong potential for independent and collaborative research.   In addition, an understanding of and commitment to support the mission of the University of San Francisco are required.

To apply, please submit a CV, teaching statement, diversity statement, research statement, cover letter, and three letters of reference to To receive full consideration application must be complete and submitted by January 2, 2018. Please send questions regarding this position to

The University of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  The university does not discriminate in employment, educational services, or academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related), disability, or other bases prohibited by law, and will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request.  We particularly encourage minority and women applicants for all positions.