University of St. Thomas

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

St. Paul
Sep 12, 2016
Jan 26, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The Computer and Information Sciences (CISC) department at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in computer science at the Assistant Professor rank to start September 1, 2017. All research areas will be considered with preference given to applicants whose expertise would add to our existing upper division elective offerings.  Information about our major requirements is available here:

The CISC department at St. Thomas is home to both the computer science and statistics undergraduate degree programs.  The department currently has 7 full time faculty who serve approximately 150 undergraduate computer science majors.  This position requires a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.  The teaching load of 6 courses per academic year includes lower-division courses for non-majors and lower and upper-division courses for majors. Applicants should have outstanding teaching skills, active research agendas and a willingness to contribute to the work of the department and the University.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

Minneapolis and St. Paul offer all the amenities of city life including great museums, restaurants, and cultural opportunities.  The Twin Cities are regular winners on nationwide surveys of health, happiness and well-being and the Trust for Public Land recently ranked Minneapolis’ parks as the very best in the country.  St. Paul has a moderate cost of living and the Twin Cities are home to a large number of academic and industry opportunities for dual career couples.


A completed PhD in computer science or a closely related field is strongly preferred. Candidates who are ABD (who would be eligible for an initial rank of instructor) will be considered but must have clear evidence of imminent completion. All applicants must have demonstrable skills necessary for excellence in teaching.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.

The University of St. Thomas (UST), Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at UST”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.

UST is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates:

Apply online at and upload the following materials to your profile:
1) Curriculum Vitae,
2) Statement of teaching philosophy, including evidence of teaching effectiveness if applicable,
3) Description of research agenda.

Please copy/paste a cover letter into the online system when applying.  At this time, please do not upload or send any additional documents than those requested above.

Letters of recommendation are not required until a candidate has been selected for an interview. When invited to interview, candidates will be asked to have their references email letters to the search committee chair.

To ensure full consideration for the position, all application materials should be received by Friday, October 14, 2016; however the position will remain open until filled.

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