1+ months


CSU San Marcos
San Marcos, California 92078
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position at the level of Associate or Full Professor in Software Engineering. The position will be available starting Fall 2018. For best consideration, submit application materials by March 30, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 CSUSM is located on a beautiful 304-acre hillside 15 miles east of the ocean and in the San Diego County, an area known for its growing biotechnology, defense and cyber industry. It was recently awarded a nearly $6 million grant under the Department of Education’s Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) STEM program to develop innovative degree programs in software engineering and electrical engineering. The Department currently offers a B.S. in Computer Science, an option of Computer Information Systems in the B.S. in Computer Science, an M.S. in Computer Science, and a Professional Science Master’s degree in Cybersecurity.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. in Computer Science or related fields, with a focus on Software Engineering. Candidates must have demonstrated success in Software Engineering related teaching, curriculum development, and research. Prior leadership experience in performance review and promotion is required. In addition, the candidate must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. 

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working in a collective bargaining environment; Leadership in commercial and/or government software development; Active participation in professional societies such as Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, IEEE, etc; Demonstrated effectiveness in research-based instructional practices, curriculum development, program assessment, partnership building, and student support for a diverse populations, especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will lead the development of curriculum and the design of instructional labs for the new Software Engineering program, teach related undergraduate Software Engineering courses, effectively adopt strategies proven successful for students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, and work with industry and community partners to create and supervise capstone projects. This person is expected to develop a strong research program demonstrated by externally funded research and peer-reviewed publications.  In addition, the candidate will contribute in activities serving the department, college, university, and community.

APPLICATION: Applicants must submit the following items. 

  • The CSUSM faculty application
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A description of teaching success and potential contribution to the development and implementation of an innovative, interdisciplinary Software Engineering program (up to 2 pages)
  • A description of research accomplishments and future research goals including student involvement (up to 2 pages)
  • A recent peer-reviewed publication
  • Three references who will submit letters of recommendation to our electronic application system. This system will contact references with instructions on the submission of their letters of recommendation.

 Applications will only be accepted electronically at https://csm.submittable.com/submit.  If you have difficulty uploading your application through Submittable, please contact Linda Collins (lcollins@csusm.edu). 

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. A background check (including the criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities for more information. 

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.



  • Software Engineering

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