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Title:  Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Requisition ID:  15533

Hammond and Westville, IN, US

Date:  Nov 18, 2021

Position Profile

The College of Engineering and Sciences, Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Computer Science at the rank of assistant professor with an anticipated start date of August 15, 2022.


Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree. Both degree programs are rapidly growing. Join a high performing team of faculty as we expand our curricular offerings including interdisciplinary offerings and continue our work with local companies.


The position is open to all research areas in Computer Science, with preference given to candidates in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Software Engineering, or Computer and Network Security. A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, or a related discipline is required by the start date of the position. The successful candidate will have potential for high-quality scholarly research leading to peer-reviewed publications; will have demonstrated strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment.




  • Maintain a program of research leading to publications in high-quality journals.
  • Teach a wide range of graduate and/or undergraduate courses and fulfill the responsibilities associated with those courses, such as curriculum development, assessment, and student mentoring.
  • Providing suitable service to the department, university, profession, and/or community.

Purdue University Northwest, College of Engineering and Sciences, School of Engineering


Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. PNW serves approximately 9,300 students across two campuses, offering more than 70 areas of study at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW values academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity


The College of Engineering and Sciences serves over 1,270 undergraduate students and 140 graduate students across a wide range of academic programs. The college includes Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry/Physics, Mathematics/Statistics, and the School of Engineering.


PNW’s School of Engineering within CES comprises three departments: Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Civil Engineering. Closely affiliated with the School are two distinguished and award-winning research centers, the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and the Purdue Water Institute (PWI).



The search committee will begin reviewing applications for the position on November 1, 2021, and will continue to accept nominations and applications until the position is filled. Application must be submitted electronically on the PNW Careers Faculty webpage. Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests, or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. A complete application packet will include:

  • a cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • statement of teaching,
  • unofficial transcript (official transcripts will be required upon employment),
  • and contact information for 3 professional references.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will remain confidential; references will not be contacted without notice. Visit our web site www.pnw.edu for additional information about the University. For information regarding our excellent benefits package, visit https://www.purdue.edu/hr/Benefits/. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check.

Purdue University is equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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