Computer Science Visiting Professor
Company: Sonoma State University
Location: Rohnert Park
Posted on: January 23, 2023
Computer Science Visiting Professor
Job No: 521841
Work Type: Visiting Faculty
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association,
Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Computer Science
Job no: #521841
Work type: Visiting Faculty
Categories: Temporary, Full Time, Visiting Faculty, Unit 3 CFA -
California Faculty Association
Department of Computer Science
(Visiting Faculty) Assistant Professor
Starting August 2023
Guided by our core values of diversity, sustainability, community
engagement, and adaptability, Sonoma State University offers an
exceptional educational experience that fosters intellectual,
social, and personal growth. Sonoma State University is a public
liberal arts and sciences university. As the only member of the
Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges in the state of California,
we are committed to preparing students for a life of active
citizenship and public service. Sonoma State University has a
vibrant campus life characterized by a lively co-curriculum that
fosters broad based intellectual and artistic opportunities in
which students are actively engaged. Faculty members provide
mentorship and a deep and sustained student -teacher interaction,
incorporate High Impact Practices, and explore a breadth of
knowledge by fostering creativity, critical thinking,
collaboration, experimentation, empathy, and communication. We
strive to create a diverse, equity-minded, and inclusive campus
environment. Members of the University community are expected to
work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse
ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are fully
committed to the rights of students, staff, and faculty with
disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
SSU is especially interested in candidates who make contributions
to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence in teaching,
scholarship, and service.
Sonoma State University's beautiful 274-acre campus is located in
Sonoma County wine country, an hour north of San Francisco. The
campus offers the ideal setting for teaching and learning and
access to a community of rich cultural, environmental, and
recreational opportunities. Founded in 1960, Sonoma State
University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State
University System. As members of the largest public higher
educational system in the nation, we provide accessible, high
quality education to more than 9,000 students. Sonoma State
University is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution committed
to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ
faculty and staff reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of
the region and state.
The Computer Science Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree
with 270 majors, as well as a minor in computer science. The
department faculty, five full-time tenured and one half time, is
diverse, and their collective areas of expertise span theoretical
as well as applied areas of computer science.
Our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is rooted in
the proud tradition of a liberal arts education and is based on the
IEEE/ACM Computer Science Curricula. Teaching excellence and
mentoring students are central to our mission. We are committed to
expanding and diversifying participation for groups traditionally
underrepresented in computer science, and we strongly encourage
faculty candidates with similar goals and relevant experience to
We promote close collaboration of faculty and students that leads
to research projects that are worthy of publication, as well as
software system projects with research and industrial applications.
Our students come to us with diverse educational backgrounds. After
graduation, most students accept jobs at a wide variety of
companies including Apple, Broadcom, FIS Mobile, Google, IBM,
Disney, and Sonoma Technology, while others pursue graduate
Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the department's
webpage at .
Duties of the Position
The successful candidate will teach computer science courses across
our Bachelor of Science curriculum, be responsible for teaching the
equivalent of three courses (four units each) per semester, offer
upper-division electives in his/her areas of expertise, and
actively foster an undergraduate research program. In addition, a
strong candidate will be able to engage students in directed study
courses or capstone projects. Teaching excellence is an important
cornerstone of this position. Those applying for this position are
expected to teach some combination of lower-division and
upper-division computer science courses, from among the courses
currently offered by the Computer Science Department. Candidates
are expected to support all aspects of their classes, e.g., to
design course materials, develop homework and projects, devise and
administer quizzes and exams, provide graded feedback to students,
and hold office hours.
- A M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field.
ABD applicants will be considered, but the degree must be completed
by August 2023
- A commitment to teaching a diverse group of students at the
- A commitment to working as part of a diverse team.
- A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field.
- Interest in teaching an undergraduate special topics course in
some specialty area
- A demonstrated commitment to teaching and scholarship at the
Rank and Salary
The rank is Assistant Professor. The salary for this position is:
Required* Application Materials
- Cover Letter*
- Curriculum Vitae*
- Teaching Statement*
- Diversity Statement*
- Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness such as Student Evaluations
- Three (3) Confidential Letters of Recommendation (The referees
you list on your application will be contacted once your
application is submitted and will be asked to upload a confidential
letter of recommendation to the application portal).
Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Sonoma
State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work
in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon
presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's identity
and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the
Immigration Reform and Control Act. Sonoma State University does
not facilitate the process of applying for an H-1B Visa for
temporary positions. A background check (including a criminal
records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any
candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.
Applications received by January 3, 2023 will be given full
consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
Questions concerning this position may be directed to:
Search Committee Chair: Dr. B. Ravikumar
Questions concerning the application process may be directed
Faculty Affairs Department
The ADA Coordinator is also available () to assist individuals with
disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring
The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to
race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender,
gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic
information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or
protected veteran status.
This position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to
comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083
as a condition of employment.
Visitors to Sonoma State University are required to do a Wellness
Self-Screening. For more information on this, please see our .
Application Close: Open Until Filled
To apply, visit
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