Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering

  • Professional
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Expires on: October 31, 2017

Santa Clara University
Computer Engineering

The Department of Computer Engineering at Santa Clara University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting in the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants must hold a doctorate in computer science, computer engineering, or in a closely related field; have demonstrated a strong potential for high-quality research in computing; and have a strong commitment and ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. To complement expertise of current faculty, address areas of strong interest to students, and enhance collaboration opportunities with local industries, the department is particularly interested in candidates with specialization in programming languages, mobile computing, security, visualization, data science, and Web technologies. However, Silicon Valley is an area of broad and ever-changing technical interests and needs, and strong candidates will be seriously considered regardless of area of specialization.

The full-time teaching load is normally seven course equivalents per academic year (including lectures and supervision of labs, theses and projects), distributed across three quarters of ten weeks each. However, course release(s) may be approved for faculty actively involved in research. Salary is based on expertise and experience.

Santa Clara University ( is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Distinguished by the highest retention rate of any US master’s university, and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher education. The School of Engineering is committed to improving the human condition through engineering education, practice, and scholarship, promoting the University’s mission to ‘fashion a more humane, just and sustainable world’.

SCU maintains small class sizes and promotes close faculty/student interaction. The University enrollment is approximately 5,500 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students. The Department ( offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, with 20 full-time faculty, and a strong pool of approximately 30 part-time adjunct faculty who instruct over 350 undergraduate majors, and about 420 part-time and full-time graduate majors. The School of Engineering maintains strong ties to local industry.

The proposed start date is September 1, 2018.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit detailed CVs, statements of research interests, statements of teaching interests, and names and contact information of three professional references. All materials should be submitted online at

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and complete application packets received by November 1, 2017 will receive full consideration. However, the search will remain open until the position is filled.

EEO / AA Policy:

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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