Tenure Track, Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Sciences

Posted Date 3 months ago(9/16/2022 1:06 PM)
Number of Openings
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
St Paul
College of Arts and Sciences
Employment Type
Tenure Track Faculty
FLSA Status
Benefits Eligible


The University of St. Thomas’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CISC) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in computer science. The appointment will begin in fall 2023, and the search committee welcomes applicants with expertise in any area of computer science. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are dedicated to innovative undergraduate teaching, creating a productive research agenda, and contributing to the sense of community and support among students, staff, and faculty.


The CISC department at St. Thomas offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in computer science and applied statistics. The department currently has 12 full-time faculty who serve over 1,000 students in undergraduate computer science and statistics courses. CISC is a very inclusive and student-focused department. St. Thomas is committed to supporting faculty to accomplish their career goals. Successful candidates are expected to teach the equivalent of three undergraduate courses per semester in computer science.  It is expected that a successful candidate will maintain a productive research agenda and engage in service to the university.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE).  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. (U.S. or foreign equivalent degree) in Computer Science or closely related field or alternatively, ABD will also be considered.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and show potential for productive research/scholarly activities in computer science. 
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or eligible for legally required exemption such as a medical or religious reason.


Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.  Please contact the search chair, Dr. Thomas Marrinan (tmarrinan@stthomas.edu), if you have any questions.


Applications should be submitted online at www.stthomas.edu/jobs. Candidates will be asked to submit:

  • A position-specific cover letter
  • CV
  • A statement (up to one page) detailing how you would support diversity and equity at St. Thomas.
  • A statement (up to two pages) detailing your teaching experience and your teaching philosophy
  • A statement (up to two pages) describing your research agenda and how it may incorporate undergraduate collaborators
  • Unofficial copy of transcripts from your terminal degree (for ABD a partial transcript is fine)
  • Complete the reference section of the application. Candidates who advance to the finalist phase will be asked to have their three references submit letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses the candidate’s teaching abilities).

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.


Official job posting is available at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/.

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