Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Posting Date: October 18, 2018

Closing Date: Open until filled

William Paterson University invites applications for a full time tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2019.

Assistant Professors in Computer Science will be an integral part of a thriving and energetic department that is committed to excellent college-level teaching, proactive innovative classroom activities deployment, engaging scholarship and research production, and to participating in departmental functions. Professors are responsible for ensuring that undergraduate students graduate with the requisite skills to go on to graduate studies or secure employment as programmers, system analysts, software engineers, database administrators, network specialists, computer scientists and more. 

The Department of Computer Science located in the College of Science and Health, which is one of the five comprehensive and diverse colleges at William Paterson University.  The Department of Computer Science offers a comprehensive program in both the theory of computer science and its applications.  Our hands-on oriented Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Technology (CIT) and our internationally accredited (ABET) Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (CS) prepare students for graduate studies and a variety of 21st Century careers.  We encourage students to engage in research that is supported by engaged faculty and on-site state-of-the-art computing technology. 


Reporting relationship: Department of Computer Science Chairperson

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as Assistant Professor teaching assigned coursework
  • Take responsibility for course level outcomes by implementing University and College level philosophy, curriculum and course objectives in the classroom or online as assigned
  • Develop innovative teaching approaches that ensure that students achieve stated learning outcomes; proactively monitor student outcomes; provide timely feedback; flag issues in a timely fashion as they arise
  • Participate in departmental and college level activities
  • Serve as a positive and professional role model for students; proactively assisting in their professional and social development
  • Stay up-to-date on changes in pedagogy, research, careers, and other advances within the discipline

Required qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D (or ABD within six months) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology; specialization in networking, IOT, security, mobile, or cloud computing would be stand-out preferences.
  • Teaching experience and demonstrated commitment to higher education
  • Evidence of scholarship / research productivity

Personal attributes and traits:

  • A demonstrated attitude of enjoyment toward chosen job and career
  • Demonstrated dedication to take personal responsibility for learning and implementing new ideas, methods, and technologies
  • Adept at objectively assessing and evaluating the abilities and performance of others
  • Able to correct others with objectivity, compassion, and caring
  • Able to influence others to actively contribute to group goals
  • Proven ability to fulfill professional duties in an ethical and moral way
  • Able to plan and organize by establishing clear goals, plans, and processes
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and regard rules, policies, and procedures as important; able to offer well-thought out suggestions for improvement that help reach stated goals


About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.


Invitation to apply:     

Please click to apply for the position.

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

  • Complete an application
  • Submit a cover letter and resume
  • Provide names/contacts of three professional references


    The application process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


    William Paterson University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.  Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

The Clery Act (The Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the University Police Department website at the Clery Act page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the University Police Department upon request.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.