Tenure Track Positions - Computer Science

Rider University invites applications for two tenure-track positions in the new Computer Science program, with the successful candidates joining the University community in Fall 2019 in the newly renovated Science building. 


The Computer Science program welcomed its first students in Fall 2017 and has surpassed enrollment expectations.  In order to meet programmatic growth, we seek exceptionally qualified candidates to join our program who are passionate about the undergraduate experience, both inside and outside of the classroom.  Applicants from all research areas will be considered, with preference given to those with expertise in cybersecurity or game design.


The successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence in their teaching and research and be able to speak to how they will contribute to a diverse science community at Rider, including forging interdepartmental collaborations. They will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, including classes in the major at all levels, and will be also expected to expand the curriculum, including the development of new courses for non-majors and additional tracks within the Computer Science program. They will also have a plan for integrating undergraduates into their research agendas.


The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field.  ABDs will be considered as long as they successfully defend prior to Fall 2019.  Post-doctoral and college-level teaching experience is preferred. 


Rider University is composed of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of cultural

backgrounds who come together and create a vibrant, living and learning community. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired. The Department values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to, working with such a diverse population.


Candidates must apply directly to our website at http://rider.peopleadmin.com/postings/5451

for Position No. 312535 and attach:

  • A Cover Letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy (3 pages maximum)
  • A research statement, including how undergraduates will be incorporated (3 pages maximum)
  • A statement outlining a commitment to diversity, including evidence of experience working with and teaching diverse students
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • The names of three confidential references, which can speak to both your research and teaching experience.


Review of complete applications will begin on December 1, 2018, and continue until the positions are filled.


Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence

through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national

origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender

identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.