Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science


Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science
California State University, Bakersfield

Type: Tenure-Track Academic
Year: 2019/2020
Available: August 2019

Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway,
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Erika Moreno, Department Administrative Support Coordinator
Dr. Melissa Danforth, Department Chair
Phone: (661) 654-3082

Application Deadline Date: Review begins on November 13, 2018. Priority will be given to applications received by this date. Position to remain open until filled.

Description: Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Computer Science at the assistant or associate professor level, beginning August 2019.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a B.S. degree, preferably in computer science or software engineering. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree, or be expected to complete a Ph.D. degree by August 2019, in computer science, software engineering, computer science and engineering, or in a closely related discipline with extensive background in computer science. Applicants must have experience in teaching, either as the instructor of record or as a teaching assistant.

Preferred Qualifications: Some familiarity with ABET in particular and with assessment in general is desirable. Priority will be given to applicants who have excellent academic credentials and a proven ability to teach courses and laboratory sessions effectively, maintaining strong student-faculty interaction.

Candidates from all areas within computer science will be considered. Preferred areas of specialization are operating systems, computer networking (including mobile systems, data center networking, large-scale networking, and cloud computing), programming languages, computer architecture (including energy-efficient architecture, memory technology, RISC design, and security), and distributed and parallel computation.

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to teach computer science courses, conduct research, supervise students, advise students, and participate in appropriate levels of service to the department, school, university, and the profession.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Research startup funds and release time for establishing a research program are generally available during the early years of the appointment.

Application: The application must include an application letter detailing the candidate's qualifications and experience relative to the position description, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research agenda, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a list of at least three references. Candidates selected for interview will also need to provide three letters of recommendation.

Documents should be attached in PDF format and emailed directly to with the position reference number from above in the subject line. Private, personally identifiable information (PII), such as birth dates or social security numbers, should be redacted from the transcripts before emailing them.

Background Check: A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Mandated Reporter: 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.

Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault and other subjects You can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department of Public Safety and University Police by calling their phone number: (661) 654-2111 or by logging on to their CSUB Department of Public Safety website at

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