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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

locationReading, PA 19601, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/24/2024
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

About Alvernia University 

Alvernia University was founded in 1958 by the Bernardine Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. Through its main campus in Reading and locations in Philadelphia and Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, the university serves 3,000 students of diverse backgrounds from around the country. 

Alvernia offers a unique blend of rigorous liberal arts core education for the development of the mind, strong technical training in many high-demand majors, experiential learning through study abroad and internship experiences, and engagement with the community through our Franciscan-based community service model. We call our model of transformational education the Alvernia Advantage, and we believe this style of education transforms students into ethical leaders with moral courage. 

Alvernia University ranks in the top 100 among 2021 Best Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report, and we are recognized as a College of Distinction for our commitment to engaged experiential education. 

Position Overview: We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated individual to join our faculty as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Alvernia University.  The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service within a liberal arts environment.   This is a full-time, tenure-track position with responsibilities including teaching undergraduate courses, conducting scholarly research, and participating in university and department service activities.


  • Develop and teach undergraduate courses in computer science, with an emphasis on foundational principles, programming, algorithms, and data structures.
  • Engage students through innovative and effective teaching methods, fostering critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and interdisciplinary connections.
  • Pursue scholarly research and contribute to the academic discourse in computer science through publications, conference presentations, and other scholarly activities.
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate students in their academic and professional development, including research projects, internships, and career opportunities.
  • Participate in departmental and university service activities, including committee work, curriculum development, and outreach efforts to promote computer science education.


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field (must be completed by time of appointment).
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, as evidenced by teaching evaluations, syllabi, or other relevant materials.
  • Strong commitment to scholarly research, with evidence of ongoing research activities and potential for publication in peer-reviewed journals or conferences.
  • Ability to contribute to the university’s mission of fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with colleagues and engage with students from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching computer science courses at the undergraduate level.
  • Expertise in one ore more specialized areas of computer science, such as cybersecurity, software engineering, or data science.
  • Experience with interdisciplinary teaching or collaboration across academic departments.
  • Commitment to integrating ethical and social considerations into computer science education and research.

How to Apply: 

Candidates should apply and include a letter of application with current curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, research statement, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   

Alvernia University is an equal opportunity employer committed to Franciscan values. All employees share responsibility for advancing diversity, equity, justice and inclusion in the performance of their roles while demonstrating service orientation, respect for all, intellectual curiosity, solution focus and innovation, and mutual accountability. Alvernia University strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.