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Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice Positions in Computer Science

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Job Summary

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Science at Purdue University West Lafayette campus solicits applications for two Professor of Practice positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Professors of Practice participate in departmental, college, and university-level activities and have professional development opportunities. The positions are non-tenure track faculty positions. 


Applicants must hold a PhD in computer science or a related field, or hold an MS in computer science combined with significant industry experience. Applicants should be committed to excellence in teaching and have the ability to teach a range of courses in the undergraduate curriculum. This includes traditional instruction (lecture courses, lab courses), development and delivery of online courses, participation in curriculum and course development, and interaction with students and student teams.  Instructional areas of particular interest are first and second programming courses for majors, mathematical foundations of computer science, and systems programming.

The Department and College

The Department of Computer Science offers a stimulating academic environment with strong instructional and IT staff support for its growing team of teaching faculty. The department currently enrolls over 1800 CS majors and 350 Data Science majors. Its graduate program includes 225 MS and 350 PhD students. 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 that 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.

To Apply

Submit your application to this site. Application materials requested include a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and an optional research statement. 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. Within two business days of your submission, you will receive an email from system@successfactors.com titled "Follow-up to your application.” The email contains instructions on how to complete your application by submitting the names of your references.  Review of applications and interviews will begin in November 2021 and continue through March 2022. A background check is required for employment in this position. Please send inquiries 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.

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