Open Faculty Positions

Chair of Department of Computer Science and Amazon Endowed Chair

Position Description

Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Associate or Full Professor to serve as Chair of the Department of Computer Science beginning July 1, 2021. Responsibilities include teaching, service and maintenance of an active scholarly program. The person appointed to this position will hold the newly created Amazon Endowed Chair in Computer Science, which provides an attractive compensation package as well as funds to support programs for students from groups under-represented in computer science.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or other closely allied field. Candidates should have experience as a tenured professor, program director, or department chair and be capable of leading a dynamic department consisting of over 20 faculty members and 500 students.

Application Instructions

Submit applications through https://www.seattleu.edu/careers including a cover letter summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement describing how you would contribute to Seattle University’s mission, vision, and values, including diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please also include contact information for three references. Letters of reference may be solicited prior to final interviews. Application review will begin January 20, 2021, with the search remaining open until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Eric Larson at elarson@seattleu.edu. 

 

Lecturer Positions

Position Description

The Computer Science Department at Seattle University is seeking lecturers for multiple courses for spring quarter 2021 from March 29th to June 11th. The courses are an undergraduate course in languages and computation (two sections are available that meet three days per week), a graduate certificate course in algorithms (meets one day per week in the afternoon or evening), and a graduate course in computer networks (meets twice per week in the evening). Lecturers who are capable of teaching other courses will also be considered depending on course availability. Due to the pandemic, all courses in spring 2021 will be taught online during the assigned meeting times.

Qualifications

Lecturers must have a minimum of an M.S. in computer science or related area and have experience in the course subject area. Teaching experience is preferred.

Application Instructions

If you are interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Prof. Eric Larson at elarson@seattleu.edu.

 

Assistant/Associate Professor, Computer Science

Position Description

The Computer Science Department at Seattle University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor positions beginning September 2021. Applicants with expertise in any area of Computer Science will be considered; one of the two positions requires expertise in machine learning, artificial intelligence, or data science. Responsibilities will include teaching, maintaining active scholarship, and department and university service.

Successful candidates will be responsible for teaching and mentoring undergraduates and graduate students, maintaining an active research program, engaging in professional, university, and department service activities, and demonstrating a genuine desire to contribute to the mission of Seattle University.

The Computer Science Department offers undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, a graduate certificate in Computer Science Fundamentals, and a master’s degree in Computer Science with specializations available in Data Science and Software Engineering. A new interdisciplinary master’s degree in Data Science will also be offered starting Fall 2021. The department has strong relationships with many local companies, including the leading technology companies headquartered nearby.  A senior capstone project program sponsored by these companies enhances our students’ educational experiences and provides faculty with ongoing opportunities for interaction with industry. 

For more information visit http://www.seattleu.edu/computerscience

Qualifications

Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related discipline (must be granted by September 2021); strong interest in teaching.

About Seattle University

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Application Instructions

Submit applications through https://www.seattleu.edu/careers including a cover letter summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, scholarship statement, and a statement describing how you would contribute to Seattle University’s mission, vision, and values (https://www.seattleu.edu/about/mission) including diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please also include contact information for three references. Letters of reference may be solicited upon completion of application. Application review will begin November 1, 2020 with the search remaining open until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Eric Larson at elarson@seattleu.edu. Positions are contingent on budget approval.

 

About the Computer Science Department at Seattle University

The Computer Science Department offers undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, a graduate certificate in Computer Science Fundamentals, and a master’s degree in Computer Science with specializations available in Data Science and Software Engineering. A new interdisciplinary master’s degree in Data Science, co-offered with the Department of Mathematics, will launch in September 2021. The department has strong relationships with many local companies, including leading technology companies.  Capstone projects, sponsored by local companies, enhance our students’ educational experiences and provide faculty with opportunities for interaction with industry.  For more information, see: https://www.seattleu.edu/scieng/computer-science/ 

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.