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Department of Computer Science

Open Faculty Positions (Fall 2017)

Department Overview

The Department of Computer Science is a rich mix of domestic and international students, staff, and faculty. Our interests span both research and practice, including bioinformatics and computational biology, human-computer interaction and experience, meta-heuristics, parallel and high-performance computing, types and programming languages, software engineering, web technologies, and networking and mobile computing. The department currently has 7 full-time faculty, several part-time faculty, and a total of 430 students in the B.S. and M.S. programs.


The Department of Computer Science in the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic-year position as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, with preference given to candidates specializing in operating systems, compilers, algorithms, security, cloud computing, machine learning, and/or big data. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. 
Candidates should have the ability to teach a broad range of undergraduate computer-science courses to students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals, as well as have an ongoing commitment to improving teaching effectiveness and student engagement. Instructional workload is 12 Weighted Teaching Units (WTUs) per semester; however, in the first two years, the Department and College typically reduce teaching load by 50% per semester to allow new faculty extra startup time for teaching, scholarly work, research, and other professional development efforts, and long term, average teaching load can be reduced through assigned time funded by the College or through external grants. Candidates should also have an established and productive research program and an interest in involving students in research. 

An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Science or other closely-related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (August 14, 2017).

1) Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level; 2) Demonstrated success with research and scholarly activities, including recent peer-reviewed publications in established research journals or leading conferences, and; 3) Commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

*Preferred Qualifications:
1) Successful teaching experience at the graduate level; 2) Expertise in Computer Science Education and assessment; and 3) Demonstrated commitment to encouraging and engaging typically underrepresented groups in computing (women, racial and ethnic minorities, first-generation and low-income students, LGBTQ, etc.).

To ensure full consideration, please apply by February 1, 2017. Applicants must complete an on-line application at and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience, preferred qualifications, and teaching interests; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a one page statement of teaching philosophy and experiences; 4) a statement of research plans; and 5) list of three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit 1) three current letters of recommendation and 2) official transcripts. For inquires, contact: Dr. Todd Wilson, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; College of Science and Mathematics; Department of Computer Science, MS ST109; Fresno, CA 93740; Phone: 559.278.9138; E-mail: