Assistant Professor of Computer Science


  • Professional
  • Boston, MA
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Expires on: May 11, 2024

Suffolk University
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Suffolk University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Computer Science at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2024. The Department is interested in recruiting a teacher-scholar with a teaching and research focus that would complement or expand our department’s current offerings. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential including a research agenda and plans for peer-reviewed publications. Applications in all research areas will be considered, although we are particularly interested in candidates with a specialization in the areas of data science, machine learning, network security, or software systems. The successful candidate will teach courses in our undergraduate Computer Science program, including core courses in the major, as well as courses to support the University’s first year seminar and general education curriculum (as needed). There may be the opportunity to teach graduate courses (Master of Science) in the future pending new program development and approval. Experience with innovative teaching techniques and an interest in collaborating across disciplinary boundaries to address issues of broader scientific and social importance are highly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated college/university teaching excellence in courses they have taught themselves and who show promise of versatility in teaching.

Computer Science faculty in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department are teacher scholars dedicated to mentoring undergraduate students and undergraduate research and have a wide range of research interests including cloud computing, network and cloud security, network storage, network secrecy, wireless networks, machine learning, parallel computing, computational social science; complex network analysis; computer modeling and simulation. Suffolk’s placement in the core of Boston offers the Department’s faculty a wealth of opportunities to collaborate with researchers at nearby institutions on exciting, innovative projects.

The successful candidate will contribute to Suffolk’s rich tradition of community-engaged teaching and experiential education that prepares our diverse, substantially first-generation college students—40% of whom are Pell-eligible—for careers and civic engagement. The successful candidate will have a commitment to inclusive pedagogy and curricular diversity, mentoring and advising students—especially first-generation college students—as well as conducting impactful research with undergraduates.

Not sure this is you? Contact us to find out! Research indicates that women and members of under-represented groups tend not to apply to jobs when they think they do not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do. Suffolk University and our department are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive academic community. Familiarity with and experience using pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, socio-economic, and ability groups to reach their maximum potential is a valuable qualification.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are woven into Suffolk University’s very fabric. We have been providing access and expanding opportunities for under-represented groups for more than a century. This mission is lived through our decisions at every level. U.S. News ranked Suffolk University among the top 100 universities in the country for social mobility. Recently Suffolk was also listed 14th nationally in percentage of international students. Through student, faculty and staff recruitment and support, community engagement, curriculum development, and research, the University community works to advance equity for every student, every day. Learn more about how we manifest the core values of our mission at Suffolk DEI.

Application should be made through the Suffolk University Human Resources’ website. A complete submission will include: cover letter (including teaching interests and research agenda); CV; statement of teaching philosophy; diversity statement; research statement and writing sample; student course evaluations (if available); and contact information for three professional references. Finalists will be asked to provide educational transcripts and letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be via Zoom followed by on-campus interviews. Candidates must hold a PhD by the commencement of the 2024/2025 academic year.

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in downtown Boston, and is an equal opportunity employer committed to faculty diversity. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. You can learn more about Suffolk University from our website. To learn more about the Computer Science program, visit our website.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Dan Stefanescu, Chair of the Math & Computer Science Department, at dstefanescu@suffolk.edu.
Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, the University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.