Computer Science (2223-17: Computer Science)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Humboldt
  • Arcata, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Information Technology and Communication Services

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement
Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2022
Department of Computer Science
JOB #2223-17

Humboldt State University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) that strives to foster an equitable and inclusive community that supports our students of diverse backgrounds. HSU is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state.

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University's Department of Computer Science invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Computer Science. All specialties within Computer Science will be considered. The department is thriving, with over 130 majors, and growing, and at the behest of the California State University HSU is in the process of conducting a self-study to become designated as the state's third polytechnic university. This momentous opportunity reflects on HSU's excellence. As a polytechnic, HSU would be able to leverage its strengths and help meet important needs for the North Coast and California. In addition to our established degree in Computer Science, we are rolling out the following new degree programs: Software Engineering in Fall 2023, Computer and Information Technology in Fall 2026, and Cybersecurity in Fall 2029. Our department is student-centered and, in conjunction with the Mathematics Department, hosts a place-based learning community, Representing Realities (R2), which focuses on connecting representations of the world in local Native American art with ideas about patterns and structures in math and computer science.

As an institution, HSU is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, student-centered practices and policies that fully engage the campus community. The ideal candidate will share HSU's commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, and students who are also committed to closing equity gaps.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience, and outstanding candidates at all academic ranks will be considered. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at:

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at:

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD (or equivalent terminal degree) in Computer Science or related field is required at the time of appointment. ABD will be considered. If ABD, degree requirements must be completed by August 2022.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

Research interests that complement the department, either in computer science or in planned upcoming new degree programs in software engineering, computer and information technology, and cybersecurity;
Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (upper and lower division, major, general education, etc);
Interest or experience in implementing innovative teaching approaches to increase equity and student success;
Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
Record of, or potential for involving students in research and scholarly activity.
Demonstrated ability or potential to advise and mentor students from minoritized groups in higher education; and
Commitment to work effectively with diverse populations, including multicultural experience and cross-cultural communication skills.

Candidates are expected to address all of the above required qualifications in their CV or cover letter.

In addition to the primary requirements above, the following qualifications are preferred:
Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level;
Experience teaching project-based courses or courses with a significant lab component;
Research interests that enable interdisciplinary collaboration;
Research interests and methodologies that contribute to the understanding of diversity and equal opportunity.
Commitment to participating in professional development opportunities that build effectiveness in areas of inclusion, intercultural communication, and advancing diversity; and
Ability to develop, implement, and assess programs in ways that advance equitable and inclusive learning communities.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page:

Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and building a strong research record. Instructional assignments will include a range of courses in our curriculum consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. For more information, see:
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity, and service to the University, profession, and the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide communities, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure, and promotion.

Humboldt State also continues to build unique and innovative learning opportunities for students, bridging the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. HSU is a leader in "learning communities" that build relationships between students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community. These communities incorporate environmental and social responsibility.

GENERAL INFORMATION: We currently offer a BS in Computer Science, and will be offering a BS in Software Engineering starting in Fall 2023. We share a close working relationship with the Mathematics Department, which in addition to its traditional major program, will begin offering a BS in Data Science in Fall 2023.

Most CS courses include a two-hour lab each week for structured, hands-on work with the faculty member present. Our goal is to produce graduates who are successful as professionals in technology and as compassionate human beings. For more information, please visit:

Humboldt State Humboldt State University sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). The Humboldt State University campus in Northern California is in close proximity to several thriving Native American tribes and communities. Humboldt State currently has the largest percentage of Native American students in the CSU system and has over 30 Native American faculty and staff many from local area California Indian tribes. HSU is home to a number of leading Native American programs including the Indian Tribal Education and Personnel Program (ITEPP) and the Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP). There are also many opportunities at HSU to conduct research, teaching and community work on Native American history and cultures in Special Collections at the HSU library. The Humboldt Room in the Library has fantastic resources for tribally focused archive materials from the region. HSU strives to build a supportive and inclusive Native community and engages with Native communities through various initiatives and opportunities like the annual California Indian Big Time and Indigenous People's Week and a chance to network with other faculty and staff as part of the HSU Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff. For more information, please visit:

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:

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Letter of Application;
Curriculum Vitae;
Diversity Statement, include your understanding of the barriers facing Black, Indigenous, and other people of Color (BIPOC) in higher education and your past and/or future contributions to inclusive student success, including equitable access and outcomes through teaching and professional or public service. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any contributions they have made towards the inclusivity of students from the LGBTIQ+ community. (2 page limit);
Statement of Teaching Philosophy, including how it relates to supporting students who have been historically marginalized and/or minoritized;
Statement of Research Interests;
Teaching Evaluations, if available;
Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
Names and Contact Information for Three (3) Professional References.

Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Computer Science, or Humboldt State University to:

Kamila Larripa, Search Committee Chair
Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone: (707) 826-3143

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than January 21, 2022. Early response is encouraged.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

New employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10 year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits.

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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