Assistant Professor or Professor of Practice Faculty Positions, Computer Science
Highland Heights, KY 
Posted 19 days ago
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Working Title Assistant Professor or Professor of Practice Faculty Positions, Computer Science Department
Department Computer Science
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Position Number TBD
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Purpose of Position
The Department of Computer Science ( is searching for two motivated and excited computer scientists to join our faculty at a rank commensurate to the candidate's qualifications. One position is will primarily contribute to our Computer Science and Data Science bachelor's degree programs. The other position will primarily contribute to our newly created Applied Software Engineering bachelor's degree program. Both positions will potentially contribute to other programs (i.e., Cybersecurity, and Information Technology). The positions will start in August 2022. The positions can be at the rank of a tenure-track Assistant Professor or renewable Professor of Practice.

The department's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) impacts our staff, faculty, and students. We look forward to inviting new faculty in our department-funded development opportunities, which also incorporate how to have inclusive classrooms and welcoming environments. Last year the department voted to allocate part of their scholarship fund to support an annual DEI scholarship. Our majors are also supported with NSF and NKU-funded retention efforts including early undergraduate research, peer teaching assistants, cohort programs, and math preparation courses. In addition, the department is committed to supporting conferences for women in computing, participation in CRA's Data Buddies program to evaluate students' sense of belonging and support, as well as offering student groups focused on Cybersecurity, Robotics, and ICPC Competitions.

About the Department
The Department of Computer Science is part of the College of Informatics (, which unites the departments of Computer Science, Business Informatics, and Communication to embrace the modern concept of information in all its aspects. The College moved into its $52 million-dollar building named Griffin Hall in August 2011. The Computer Science department offers five undergraduate majors (Applied Software Engineering, Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Data Science), and a new online graduate degree program (MSc. in Cybersecurity). The department has approximately 750 undergraduate students majoring in those areas. There are currently 25 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 1 Professor of Practice, and 4 full-time lecturers in the department. Visit for more information about the department.

About NKU
Located just seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in a region offering an outstanding quality of life, Northern Kentucky University is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of more than two million people. NKU is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, civic engagement, diversity and multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields. The University is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty members who have both the interest and ability to work across the full breadth of the University's teaching, research, and public engagement mission. NKU is one of the participating institutions of Commonwealth Commercialization Center, which is a science and technology nonprofit that helps protect and commercialize ideas of faculty, staff, and students, as applicable and in accordance with NKU intellectual property policies. For additional information on Northern Kentucky University, please visit
Primary Responsibilities
Northern Kentucky University values quality teaching above all. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to teach 3 classes per semester. In addition, tenure-track faculty members are expected to be active scholars. The incorporation of students into research is especially valued. Professor of Practice faculty members are expected to teach 4 classes per semester. However, there are no research requirements. All faculty members are expected to provide service to the department, university, or the community.

All candidates must commit to promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Applicants for an Assistant Professor position must have a Ph.D. degree (or ABD with an expected completion date before September 2022) in Computer Science, Information Technology, Data Science, or a related field. Applicants for the Professor of Practice must have a Master's degree in Computer Science or related field plus a minimum of 5 years of industry experience.

Candidates with expertise in Data Science/Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning or Software Engineering/DevOps are preferred. However, candidates with expertise in other areas of computer science are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a cover letter formally applying for the position, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references with complete contact information. Candidates who apply for the tenure-track position must also submit a statement of research philosophy including plans for how to incorporate students in research. Applicants for the Professor of Practice position must submit a document in which they describe or showcase their experience or portfolio.

All candidates are expected to submit a diversity statement. This statement should provide the candidate's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in their professional career.

Review of applicants will begin on December 15, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. However, applications are not guaranteed to receive review after the initial review date.

Please apply online at . Any questions concerning these positions should be addressed to the Search Chair, Dr. Nicholas Caporusso, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, at (preferred) or +1 (859) 572-7632.

Northern Kentucky University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

In line with the University's Affirmative Action Policy, candidates are not expected to disclose their identity or membership either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. Demographic information is solicited through the application process; however, those data are confidential and are not provided to members of the search committee.

Any candidate who is offered one of the positions will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education Master's Degree
Preferred Education Ph.D
Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number 2021F572
Job Open Date 11/09/2021
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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