Assistant or Associate Professor in Computer Science

Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA
30+ days ago
Azusa Pacific University
Azusa Pacific University

Job Description

Position Tracking Number: F166

School/College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department: Engineering and Computer Science

Location: Azusa, CA

About APU:

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APU’s high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.


The Department of Engineering and Computer Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the Azusa Pacific University invites applications for a faculty position in Computer Science at the assistant or associate professor level. The Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in three majors: Engineering, Computer Science (CS), and Computer Information Systems (CIS). The CS/CIS programs offer comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of the discipline and upper-level electives in areas like software engineering, mobile apps, artificial intelligence and machine learning, Internet of Things, distributed computing, and computer network security. The current opening is primarily aimed to fill a need in the CS/CIS program track, with a preferred skillset in the areas of software engineering, mobile applications, and machine learning, but all other specialties within the CS/CIS disciplines will be considered. This position also offers the potential for collaboration in the Computer Engineering track within the Engineering program. In addition, there is potential for administrative appointment.

The Department places very strong emphasis on excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level but research and scholarly activities are also expected. There are plans being developed for growing into the graduate level. The faculty members are also expected to be role models to the students in practicing their Christian faith in the contexts of their Engineering and Computer Science professions.


Any of the areas within the CS/CIS disciplines, with preference for expertise in Software Engineering, Mobile Applications, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, or cybersecurity.


  • Develop and teach upper- and lower-division lecture and lab courses in Computer Science and related disciplines
  • Maintain an active research agenda
  • Participate in recruitment, mentoring and academic advising of undergraduate students
  • Engage in department and university service
  • Potential for administrative appointment

Level: Assistant or Associate Professor


  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related discipline is required. Ph.D. candidates with ABD status are welcome to apply
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer Science or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution is strongly preferred
  • Teaching experience, especially in undergraduate CS courses, is strongly preferred.
  • Evidence of coursework in or industry exposure to any of the emerging new applications areas in computer science is highly desirable
  • Ability to engage in the Computer Engineering concentration in the Engineering program is desirable.


  • Experience in or commitment to working with students of diverse backgrounds is required
  • Teaching experience at the college or university level in a student-centered environment is strongly preferred
  • Work experience in the computer industry is highly desirable
  • Engagement in professional and scholarly activities is desirable
  • Evidence of collegial teamwork, including collaboration with colleagues across traditional disciplinary boundaries is desirable


Full-time faculty position.

Hire Date:
Open until filled.

Mental Demands:

  • Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
  • Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
  • Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
  • Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

Additional Information:

Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at, to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

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