CSUSM Recruitment

CSUSM Recruitment

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Assistant Professor of Software Engineering

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Marcos
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Computer Science


Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Software Engineering
Starting Date: Fall 2024 

The Software Engineering program at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. CSUSM embraces the teacher-scholar model, which values teaching undergraduate and involving them in research. Candidates must be committed to rigor in teaching and research. We are interested in candidates who will foster a culture of diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must possess a doctorate in Computer Science or related field with specialization in software engineering, from an accredited university at time of appointment for this position, be committed to rigor in teaching and research, and be willing to serve constituents in the university and professional communities.
  • Applicants with ABD status may be considered and interviewed, but the applicant must possess the doctorate degree on the starting date.
  • Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate and/or graduate software engineering courses at the San Marcos and Temecula satellite campuses. 
  • Candidates must demonstrate teaching excellence, a record of published research commensurate with years of experience, and the ability to develop and sustain a research program that will lead to original, peer-reviewed publications.
  • Candidates must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues and in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates with relevant research and teaching experience in the software engineering field, especially in automated software engineering, software security, and software architecture. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with active learning practices such as project-based learning or group learning, and student support for diverse population, especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $8,667 - $9,583 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,405 - $11,994 per month

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the CSUSM Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Three professional references.

Additional Requirements

  • A description of teaching philosophy, experience and potential contribution to expansion of the existing curriculum (up to 2 pages).
  • A description of research accomplishments and future research goals including student involvement (up to 2 pages).
  • One representative peer-reviewed publication.

Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

The person holding 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 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy, can be found at CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment. 

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at Clery Act Notification.

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CSUSM’s comprehensive program of benefits to eligible employees and their families includes: health, dental, and vision insurance, various retirement packages, generous paid time off, tuition fee waiver, on-campus child development center, and discounts from thousands of name-brand merchants through our Perks at Work program.