Assistant Professor - Tenure-Track - Computer Science - 19010

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The Department of Computer Science in the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Computer Science beginning August 2023. This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science and cybersecurity programs.






The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in one or more subfields of software engineering, computer systems, computer networking, data science, or web development as part of the computer science or cybersecurity programs. The candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda that engages undergraduate and graduate students, results in publications, and contributes to advancing the department, university, profession, and society. The candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university community. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience.






Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or other related areas is required. ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2023; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2024 in advance of their first scheduled review.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching with an emphasis on promoting the success of undergraduate and graduate students, clear evidence of scholarly potential, commitment to working with diverse populations and serving as active member of the university community.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Expertise in one or more areas of growth or need within the department, including software engineering, computer systems, data science / engineering, or related areas.
  • Record of successful teaching experience and/or professional development in teaching, especially in teaching undergraduate students and/or in teaching fully online.
  • Ability to involve undergraduate and graduate students in research.
  • Interest in introducing or developing activities that will broaden participation of students from underrepresented groups in computing.
  • Grant writing experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.






Full-time teaching responsibilities include teaching a variety of courses, depending on the candidate’s interests and experience, as well as the department’s needs. Specific courses may include software engineering, software architecture, computer organization/architecture, embedded systems, operating systems, computer networking, cloud computing, data science, data structures, web programming, or web security. Teaching responsibilities also include supervision of undergraduate internships or graduate capstone projects.

Research expectations include publishing in peer-reviewed journals, conference presentation and grant writing. In addition, faculty members serve as advisors/mentors to students and are encouraged to engage undergraduate and graduate students in research or other scholarly and creative activities.

Service responsibilities include committee service at the department, college, and university levels, along with service to the profession and community as appropriate to the candidate’s expertise and interest. Faculty at UW-W may be required to teach in a variety of formats, including in-person, online and  hybrid formats. Teaching will also occasionally occur during the evening.





The Department of Computer Science (https://www.uww.edu/cls/departments/computer-science) is housed in the College of Letters and Sciences (https://www.uww.edu/cls). Our department supports nearly 400 undergraduate majors in computer science and cybersecurity, as well as 150 undergraduate minors in computer science, cybersecurity, data science, bioinformatics, and website development and administration. Graduate programs supported by the department include Master of Science programs in Computer Science (primarily on-campus) and in Cybersecurity (fully online, in collaboration with the Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management in the College of Business and Economics). The faculty in the department have been actively engaging in research and education grants funded by federal agencies that include the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the Department of Labor.






Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.






The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.






Well-qualified candidates can expect a salary commensurate with the candidate’s education, related experience, and qualifications.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System’s comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.






Applications received by January 9, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Lopa Mukherjee

Search Committee Chair







Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:

  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Research statement
  • Diversity statement that shares your strengths and prior experiences in mentoring, teaching, or otherwise working with diverse students
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Names and contact information for three professional references (letters of recommendation may be solicited at a later time)
  • Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if offered the position)
  • Student teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Two sample publications

This Job ID is 19010.

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