Assistant Professor – Data Science – Computer Science 24-04

""Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department: Computer Science

Faculty Hire Number: #24-04

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Effective Date of Appointment: August 21, 2024 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary Scale: $98,000 to $105,000 (Dependent upon qualifications)

CSUN's Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation, and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2022, CSUN enrolls ~38,000 students, where 57.3% are Latinx, 19.8% are White, 9.2% are Asian-American, 4.9% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.2% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

For more information about the University, visit: http://www.csun.edu

About the College:

The College of Engineering and Computer Science seeks to be a recognized center for excellence for baccalaureate and masters level education in computer science and in engineering. The College provides a quality education for its students. It is also a partner in the professional communities of computer science and engineering and provides an essential link between students' education and professional practice.

For more information about the College of Engineering and Computer Science, see: https://www.csun.edu/engineering-computer-science

About the Department:

The mission of the Computer Science Department is to prepare students for rewarding careers and higher education. The department offers Bachelor of Science Degrees in Computer Science and Computer Information Technology and Master of Science Degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering. Currently there are approximately 1,300 undergraduate majors in CS, 350 undergraduate majors in CIT, and 200 graduate students. Master degree students are required to complete a thesis or project.

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The department of Computer Science at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of assistant professor, with a specialization in data science.

The successful candidate will teach primarily data science courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have research interests in Computational Data Science, Machine Learning, or Natural Language Processing.

In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, participation in assessment of student learning, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion. Given CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement in a diverse environment, the successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

Required Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in Computer Science or a closely related field, from an accredited institution. All But Dissertation (ABD) candidates will be considered, but must complete the doctoral degree by August 21, 2024 from an accredited institution
  • Taught at least one Computer Science-related course at the College/University level, either as instructor of record or teaching assistant, or demonstrate strong teaching potential in their teaching statement
  • Specialization in Computational Data Science, Machine Learning, or Natural Language Processing
  • Published at least one peer-reviewed paper in data science

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of effective engagement OR potential to engage with a diverse student body
  • Experience using culturally responsive pedagogy that leads to equitable outcomes for all students
  • Experience creating a student-centered learning environment
  • Research/Lab experience that includes working with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience adopting inclusive approaches to mentoring
  • A specific specialization involving Machine Learning, with preference given to those applying Machine Learning to Natural Language Processing
  • Taught more than one Computer Science-related course at the College/University level, either as instructor of record, lab instructor, or teaching assistant
  • Taught courses in their research domain
  • More than one peer-reviewed publication in data science in high-quality venues, such as ACM, IEEE, or USENIX
  • One or more publications meeting the above criteria within the prior three years
  • Participation in grant proposal preparation
  • Ability to teach a broad range of courses
  • Willingness to provide service to the University and Community, as demonstrated by prior service experience
  • Commitment to reflecting on and to improving their pedagogy
  • Commitment to advising students in research
  • Commitment to working with colleagues in a professional setting
  • Strong communication skills conveyed through a well-written and well-organized cover letter, teaching statement, and research statement, all understandable to non-domain experts

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin September 27, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and research statement to the website in the section above. Only these four documents will be evaluated, and candidates missing any of these documents will not be considered. Cover letters must be max one page, and teaching and research statements must be max two pages. Pages beyond these limits will not be evaluated. In later stages of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide the names of three referees who can address the candidate's teaching, research, and service qualifications.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

General Information:

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The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a 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.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Nondiscrimination Policy. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Computer Science Department office at 818-677-3398.

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About California State University, Northridge

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