Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice Positions in Computer Science

Purdue University
Computer Science

Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice Positions in Computer Science

Job Summary

The Department of Computer Science in the Colleges of Science and Engineering at Purdue University West Lafayette campus solicits applications for five Professor of Practice positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. These are teaching oriented positions, typically two sections per semester, and contributing to supervising student activities, undergraduate research, and other educational activities. Professors of Practice participate in departmental, college, and university-level activities and have professional development opportunities. The positions are non-tenure track faculty positions.


Applicants must hold a PhD in computer science or a related field or an MS in computer science combined with at least seven years of industry experience relevant to teaching departmental courses by the start of the appointment. Candidates must provide documentation of teaching success, such as past teaching reviews or awards, and have education or experience with the subject matter required to teach a range of courses in the undergraduate curriculum. This includes traditional instruction (lecture courses, lab courses), management of multiple teams of teaching assistants, development of course content, participation in the course and curriculum development, interaction with students and student teams, and delivery of online courses. Instructional areas of particular interest are first and second programming courses for majors, mathematical foundations of computer science, and systems programming.

The Department, Colleges, and University

The Department of Computer Science is part of the College of Science and the College of Engineering. Purdue is one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities, with an enrollment of over 50,000 students, primarily majoring in STEM subjects, and ranks among the top 10 public universities.

Purdue University has launched a new major initiative, Purdue Computes, consisting of three dimensions (Computing, Physical Artificial Intelligence, and Semiconductors) that will connect faculty and students from across the institution and enable the university to advance to the forefront with unparalleled excellence at scale.  As part of this initiative, Computing will add 50 new positions over the next five years. Purdue Computes imparts a stimulating academic environment with active research programs in most areas of computing. The Department of Computer Science offers undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence, as well as graduate MS and PhD programs, including a Professional MS in Information Security.  Opportunities for collaboration exist across the university; faculty collaborate with every college in the university.

The Department of Computer Science has a robust instructional staff and IT staff support team for its growing body of teaching faculty. Our highly-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs consistently attract driven and enthusiastic students. The department currently enrolls over 3000 undergraduates and over 500 graduate students. With CS students averaging scores of 33.4 and 1476 on their ACT and SATs, faculty can interact with many persistent and focused students while working in a space known for its innovative academic environment, fostering a collaborative and enriching experience for educators and students alike.

Strategically located just one hour northwest of Indianapolis and two hours southeast of Chicago, West Lafayette provides an ideal blend of a charming small-city atmosphere and seamless access to major metropolitan cities. West Lafayette ranked as the nation’s sixth best place to own a home and live, according to the Emerging Housing Index — a collaboration between the Wall Street Journal and Purdue takes pride in being recognized as the safest campus in Indiana and 14th in the nation by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

In addition to the traditional West Lafayette campus, the department is part of the new  Purdue University in Indianapolis, a comprehensive urban campus with transformative growth for the state’s land-grant university, offering computer science and artificial intelligence majors. Opportunities may exist for faculty to be based in Indianapolis. For more information, see

To Apply

Submit your application to this site and upload your application material (cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and optional research statement). Application review will begin December 30, 2023, and continue until positions are filled.  A background check is required for employment in this position. Inquiries may be sent to

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans, are encouraged to apply.