Loyola University Maryland

Department of Computer Science

Current Open Positions

Two Tenure-Track Positions to Start July 2023

The Department of Computer Science at Loyola University Maryland is seeking individuals committed to excellence in undergraduate education at a vibrant liberal arts university who can continue a productive research program. We have two tenure-track positions that begin July 2023 and will consider both Assistant and Associate Professor applications. The hired faculty members will be joining a collaborative and supportive small department of eight full-time faculty, with a teaching load of 8-9 credits during each of the fall and spring semesters (2 courses with lab or 3 courses without labs), no required summer teaching, and research support (travel funding, startup funds, equipment funds, student research support, etc.).

Deadline: October 7, 2022. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.

About Us

Our department offers an ABET accredited B.S. In Computer Science as well as a more flexible B.A. in Computer Science. We also support Loyola’s undergraduate and masters-level Data Science programs, and interdisciplinary majors across campus. We graduate 25-30 computer science majors each year. The successful candidate will primarily teach in these undergraduate programs ranging from introductory to advanced level, and will have the opportunity to teach in the Data Science Masters program as well. Candidates in all areas of specialization will be considered. We are particularly interested in applicants with an interest in teaching first- and second-year students, computer science theory courses, or data science courses. You can read more about our department at http://www.cs.loyola.edu.

US News ranks Loyola University Maryland #4 in Regional Universities North. Baltimore is #5 on Forbes’s list of rising start-up cities, and the Baltimore/Washington region is a national technology hub. The Baltimore area is home to many governmental and private institutions that offer opportunities for scholarly collaboration such as the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), NASA, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, many startups, etc.

Loyola’s commitment to diversity and inclusion spans the entire campus. With an Office of Equity and Inclusion headed by our Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, we are committed to providing an environment where everyone can learn, grow, and thrive. Key efforts include faculty development programming, opportunities for learning (e.g., Diversity Reading Groups), investment in pedagogical resources for differential instruction (e.g., Fellows Programs), affinity faculty and staff groups, and following best-practices for hiring.

Loyola also offers a wide range of benefits for full-time faculty, including excellent 403-b retirement matching, full semester parental leave, and more. For a full list of the benefits available at Loyola University Maryland, please visit https://www.loyola.edu/department/hr/benefits.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate for either position must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field.

The successful candidate for Assistant Professor must have the following:

  • Demonstrated potential and interest in excellence in teaching;
  • Demonstrated potential for signi´Čücant scholarly activity; and
  • An awareness of and interest in high impact practices in line with the mission of Jesuit higher education.

The successful candidate for Associate Professor must have the following:

  • Significant teaching experience at the undergraduate level, including demonstrated usage of high impact practices;
  • Recent scholarly activity and a commitment to continued research; and
  • An interest in eventually, but not immediately, serving at least one 3-year term as department chair.

Preferred Qualifications

Assistant Professor applicants with teaching experience will be preferred.

Additional qualifications that are not required but are preferred for both positions include:

  • Teaching experience in first- and second-year courses, or in Computer Science theory, or in data science;
  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, including engagement with high impact practices;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom.

How to Apply

To apply please upload the following at https://careers.loyola.edu/postings/6244:

  • A cover letter that states if you are interested in the assistant or associate position, a brief summary of your teaching interests and experience, a brief summary of your research, a brief summary of what qualifications you meet, and why you are interested in Loyola.
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
  • A list of three professional references.
  • A faculty essay. The faculty essay should include both a research statement and a teaching statement. The teaching statement should include your philosophy of teaching, a summary of your teaching experiences, and the courses that you are excited to teach.

Deadline: October 7, 2022. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.

Dr. Olsen

Megan Olsen, Ph.D.

Megan Olsen, Ph.D., aims to improve access for all students interested in computer science

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