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Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice Positions in Computer Science

Job Summary

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Science at Purdue University solicits applications for two Professor of Practice positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  


Applicants must hold a PhD in computer science or a related field. Applicants should be committed to excellence in teaching, have the ability to teach a broad range of courses in the undergraduate curriculum, have an enthusiasm for teaching and interaction with students, have an interest in online development and delivery of courses, and have an interest in advising student team projects. The positions are non-tenure track faculty positions with multi-year contracts. Professors of Practice faculty are actively involved in departmental activities and have professional development opportunities.

The Department and College

The Department of Computer Science offers a stimulating academic environment with active research programs in most areas of computer science.  The department offers undergraduate programs in Computer Science and Data Science, and graduate MS and PhD programs, including a Professional MS in Information Security. For more information, see https://www.cs.purdue.edu

Computer Science is part of the College of Science, which comprises the computing, physical, and life sciences at Purdue. It is the second-largest college at Purdue with over 350 faculty and more than 6,000 students. The College is pursuing significant new initiatives which complement campus-wide plans, including an Integrative Data Science Initiative. Opportunities for collaboration exist across mathematics, probability, statistics, and the physical and life sciences. Purdue itself is one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities, with an enrollment of over 41,000 students primarily focused on STEM subjects.    

Application Procedure

Applications need to be submitted to this site and need to include (1) a complete curriculum vitae, (2) a teaching statement that includes the teaching philosophy, interests, and experience, and (3) at least three names of reference. Purdue University’s Department of Computer Science is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Reference Collection

Within a week of submitting the application, you will receive an email from system@successfactors.com titled "Follow-up to your application." Please follow the instructions in the email to submit your references. You MUST complete this step in order to move forward in the process

A background check will be required for employment in this position.  Review of applications and interviews will begin in November 2020, and will continue until positions are filled. Inquiries can be sent to pop-search@cs.purdue.edu 


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2020 4:10 PM

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