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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI
Start date
Nov 18, 2023
Closing date
Dec 18, 2023

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Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Computer Science at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 19th, 2024. We are seeking candidates with a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate computer science teaching. Our institution boasts nationally ranked, ABET-accredited programs that encompass a diverse range of specialized areas within Computer Science, including Software Engineering/Programming Languages, Game Design and Development, Machine Learning/Data Science, Mobile and Web Development, and Cybersecurity.


Minimum / Required
  • PhD (or equivalent) in computer science, software engineering, or related field required by contract start date.
  • Commitment to teaching undergraduate computer science courses.
  • Evidence of teaching ability.
Highly Desired/Preferred
  • Demonstrated area of expertise that contributes to teaching core computer science courses.
  • Interest in involving undergraduate students in research.
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing a climate (work environment) that embraces inclusion.

Teaching lower and upper-level courses in computer science, involvement in curriculum development, research and scholarly activity, academic advisement, course and program assessment of student learning, and service to the department and the university are expected along with other duties as assigned by the department chair.


The Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Department offers all the core courses necessary for the ABET-accredited Computer Science program (~462 students), the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science program (~111 students), the Cybersecurity program (~79), the Computer Networking and Information Technology program (~102), as well as coursework supporting the ABET-accredited Computer and Electrical Engineering program (~185 students). The Computer Science program has earned national acclaim for its exceptional concentration in Game Design and Development , achieving recognition that places UW-Stout at an impressive 30th overall ranking in Princeton Review's evaluations. Additionally, we proudly hold the designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, a distinction awarded by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Our commitment to affordability is further highlighted as our Computer Science program is nationally ranked among the 30 Most Affordable Residential Bachelor¿s Degrees in Computer Science for 2021 by

In our computer science classes, we prioritize a conducive learning environment with an average class size of approximately 30 students. To bolster academic success, our department boasts a robust tutoring staff dedicated to supporting instruction in foundational courses. We believe in providing students with the tools they need for interactive, hands-on learning. As such, every student is equipped with a personal laptop and the necessary software, ensuring a rich and immersive educational experience.

We are a very inclusive department of 32 full-time members with a commitment to diversity, a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, and a growing program of scholarship and research in computer science, mathematics, statistics, and related areas. The department is committed to student-centered and technology-enhanced instruction. Technology usage includes students working on laptops in the classroom, web enhancements (e.g., Canvas course management and online homework systems), and interactive distance education course. Our department members actively serve and participate in a wide range of prominent research conferences and communities, both regionally and on the international stage. These engagements extend to well-respected organizations such as IEEE, ACM, CCSC, MICS, and ACM/SIGCSE.


Complete applications received by end of day, December 4th, 2023, are ensured full consideration. Applications submitted after December 4th, 2023, may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to:

Required application materials:
1. Cover letter (* See below)
2. Curriculum vitae or resume
3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
4. Statement of teaching philosophy (one page)
5. Statement of research interests (one page)
6. Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application, you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Saleh M. Alnaeli, Ph.D.
Phone: 715-232-5615

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Judy Darwin
Phone: 715-232-2308


University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University, offers an unmatched career-focused education that combines applied learning, theory and research with real-world experience that prepares tomorrow's leaders to drive the future of business and industry. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we are proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only full four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 45+ undergraduate degrees, 20+ graduate degrees and 30+ professional certificates in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 7,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.
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All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate's completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7) .

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

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Find Your Calling at UW-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused polytechnic university emphasizing applied learning. UW-Stout is known for the annual career success of its graduates, with 97 percent employed or continuing their education upon graduation.

At UW-Stout, you will join a vibrant community of passionate educators and support staff who impact our students' lives and our society at large. We call ourselves Stout Proud, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

With over 1,400 employees, UW-Stout offers a wide range of positions for faculty, both tenure-track and adjunct, as well as for administrators, managers, professional and support staff. We offer exceptional benefits and a rewarding academic environment.

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