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Faculty, Computer Science (Information Technology), Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Fall 2023

Salem State University

Last Updated: 3/08/23

Job Description

The computer science department at Salem State University is seeking applicants for a full time, tenure track faculty position. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear vision of the future of the computing field in general and the information technology discipline in particular; show evidence of a commitment to the teaching-learning process in a four-year undergraduate program; and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. Teaching assignments will include introductory, intermediate-level, and advanced-level information technology courses and computer science courses.

Salem State is a teaching university, committed to our students' learning and growth, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college. Collegiality, student success, civic engagement, collaboration, initiative, continuous improvement, and accountability are highly valued in our organizational culture and we seek a colleague who shares those values and wants to be part of our community.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.

Required Qualifications:

The position requires a PhD for the rank of assistant professor. PhD candidates (ABD) with a master’s degree in information technology or a closely related field are welcome to apply. Completion of PhD is required by August 2023. Experience in teaching introductory, intermediate-level, and advanced-level information technology courses; and experience applying the latest computing technologies and innovative approaches to teaching one or more of the following: information management systems, information security, computer networks, web systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD in information technology strongly preferred; experience in teaching upper-level information technology and computer science courses; professional applied experience in information technology in general and in one or more of the following in particular: information security, databases, networking, or web systems; current teaching experience; industry experience and/or research record in one or more of the following areas: information security, information management systems, computer networks, and web systems; demonstrated ability and willingness to apply innovative approaches and the latest information technologies to teaching; and experience in and a commitment to teaching in a multicultural, multiracial environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Salem State University seeks to enrich the faculty/librarian ranks by actively encouraging candidates whose lived and scholarly experiences directly address issues regarding the health, welfare, and representation of Latinx populations in the United States. Candidates who meet this strongly desired qualification should present documented activities in Latinx-related teaching, scholarship/research, and service, including community-based endeavors in each of these three areas.

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and (unofficial) transcripts. For full consideration, please submit application by March 1, 2023.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.

This position is eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Salem State University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement.

EEO Statement:
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.

Company Details

Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Our Mission Salem State's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development. Our Vision Salem State University will be a premier teaching university that engages students in an inspi...