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    Opportunity: Full-Time Instructional Faculty -- Computer Science @ Cal Poly State University -- San Luis Obispo, CA (US)
    Submitted by Teresa Medrano; posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018


    Cal Poly's Computer Science and Software Engineering Department offers Bachelor's Degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering, and Master's Degrees in Computer Science. Also, the Computer Science and the Electrical Engineering departments jointly offer a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Computer Science Department among the top primarily undergraduate public programs in the nation. For further information about the department, visit


    ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING: The Computer Science and Software Engineering Department within the College of Engineering at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA invites applications for one full-time, academic year, tenure-track Computer Science and Software Engineering faculty position in the area of bioinformatics, at a rank and salary commensurate with the applicant's background and experience. The anticipated start date is September, 2019, or possibly January, 2020. Duties include teaching undergraduate and master's level courses, supporting and expanding curricular development in Computer Science and Software Engineering, curriculum development in support of the emerging cross-disciplinary program in bioinformatics, pursuing research in one's area of expertise, and providing service to the department, the university, and the community. Strategic priorities of the department for this position include bioinformatics, computational biology and related areas of study.

    An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a closely related field from an accredited institution or international equivalent is required for appointment.


    An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a closely related field from an accredited institution or international equivalent is required for appointment. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) will be considered, but must provide proof that the doctorate was completed prior to the start of the appointment.

    Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and laboratory-based instruction, dedication to continued professional development and scholarship, and a broad-based knowledge of computer science/software engineering, in addition to an established track record of research and/or teaching in the area of bioinformatics, computational biology or a related area of study. Demonstrated ability in written and oral use of the English language is required.

    The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Cal Poly is committed to the teacher-scholar model. As teachers, faculty are expected to exhibit strong pedagogic skills and to remain proficient and current in their disciplines. As scholars, faculty should be engaged in scholarly work that is of very high quality as evidenced by external peer review. As colleagues, it is appropriate for faculty to perform service activities at all levels of the University.


    Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated excellence in university level teaching and research (commensurate with time since degree), experience with laboratory-based instruction and industry experience. Past experience and a willingness to teach in multiple areas of the undergraduate curriculum in a collaborative setting is preferred. Candidates with industry experience are encouraged to apply.


    2 year appointment


    San Luis Obispo, CA


    Based on qualifications and experience


    Cal Poly emphasizes Learn by Doing, which involves extensive lab work and projects in support of theoretical knowledge. The CSSE department is collaborating with a number of other programs on campus to establish a unique Cross-Disciplinary Studies Minor in Bioinformatics. Successful candidate will have an opportunity to take a leadership role in both the curriculum development and administration of the program, as well as in the emerging strategic research collaborations between the CSSE department and the life sciences programs on campus.


    For full details, qualifications and application instructions (online faculty application required), visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and apply to Requisition #104993.


    Open until filled. Review begins Dec. 1, 2018


    EEO. Cal Poly strongly values diversity and inclusion, especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. This Instructional Faculty search will occur at the same time as a university‚Äźwide cluster of searches designed to increase curricular coverage of areas related to diversity and inclusion, as well as to promote inclusive teaching strategies across the university. If the successful Instructional Faculty AY candidate's research overlaps with the area of diversity and inclusion, there will be an opportunity to join and support these university efforts.

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