Computer Science (512411)

  • Sonoma State University
  • Rohnert Park, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Information Technology and Communication Services

Job Description

Job no: #512411
Work type: Visiting Faculty
Location: Sonoma
Categories: Temporary, Full Time, Visiting Faculty, Unit 3 CFA - California Faculty Association

Department of Computer Science
(Visiting Faculty) Assistant Professor
Starting August 2022

Our Commitment
Guided by our core values, Sonoma State University offers an exceptional educational experience that fosters intellectual, cognitive, social, and personal growth. As the only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges in California, we are uniquely positioned to foster ethical exploration, civic engagement, social responsibility, and global awareness combined with a solid foundation in an academic discipline. We have a strong commitment to graduating students who have the ability to think critically and communicate effectively in an ever-changing world. The unique campus culture fosters our Seawolf Commitment to integrity, respect, excellence, and responsibility and is integrated into all campus life. We nurture inclusive excellence through a celebration of the rich diversity of our local communities and our interconnected global economy. 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.

The University
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 Department
The Computer Science Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with 250 majors, as well as a minor in computer science. The department faculty, five full-time tenured and tenure-track 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 apply.
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 studies.
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.

Professional Qualifications
• a M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field. ABD applicants will be considered (degree must be conferred by August 2022).
• a commitment to teaching a diverse group of students at the undergraduate level.
• 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 undergraduate level.

Rank and Salary
The rank is Assistant Professor and is a one-year appointment. The salary for this position is: $80,000.

Required* Application Materials
• Cover Letter*
• Curriculum Vitae*
• Teaching Statement*
• Diversity Statement*
• Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness such as Student Evaluations (If Available)
• 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. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.

Application Deadline
Applications received by April 22, 2022 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 to:
Faculty Affairs Department

The ADA Coordinator is also available ( to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Other Information
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.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Rohnert Park, California 94928 United States View Map