Assistant Professor - Computer Science

University of St. Thomas

Houston, TX

ID: 7055797
Posted: February 7, 2019

Job Description

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at the University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX) seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall of 2019. A Ph.D. degree with expertise in any area of Computer Science is required. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to the academic and scholarly work of the department and the university, and also to identify strongly with the university's Catholic liberal arts identity and its Basilian mission.

Located in Houston Texas, the University of St. Thomas is a private institution committed to the liberal arts and to the religious, ethical and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education. The Computer Science program is adopting an innovative curriculum for Computer Science, anchored in a Socio-technical and situated learning pedagogy along with a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative approach. Some of our partnerships include the Center for Health and Science Professions, the Data-Inspired Discovery and Algorithmic Fairness Lab and the UST STEM Center among others. The campus is located in Houston's Museum District and Innovation Corridor, a diverse and vibrant urban environment with professional opportunities. We're just steps from downtown and the famed Texas Medical Center..

Responsibilities include:

Teaching and developing undergraduate computer science courses. The courses in our program cover most common areas of computer science, including programming languages, operating systems, networking, and data analytics
Contributing to program and curriculum development
Advising of students majoring in Computer Science and ensuring that their academic progress meets requirements set by the institution
Working with students to encourage professional and academic development, and mentoring upper level students on senior projects encompassing a wide range of computing-related areas
Conduct and publish research relevant to computer science and facilitate undergraduate research projects in computer science
Service to the university

An earned Ph.D. degree in Computer Science is required at the time of appointment
A demonstrable track record of successful teaching and scholarship
Strong presentation skills, and commitment to quality classroom instruction and student learning
Excellent oral and written communication skills, and proven ability to work collaboratively with others


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