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Computer Science Assistant Professor

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

California State University, Fresno
College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Computer Science


Computer Science

Assistant Professor

Tenure Track

Fall 2024 (August 2024)

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic-year position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2024, with preference given to candidates specializing in Cloud Computing, Systems, Theory/Algorithms, NLP/LLMs, and Computer Science Education. Successful applicants will be expected to teach a variety of core courses in Computer Science as well as electives and graduate courses in their area(s) of expertise, be active in scholarly and applied research involving students, and engage in university and community service.  Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

Our Students:   California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):

  1. An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Science from an accredited (or equivalent) institution.
  2. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; however, for appointment, the doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2024.

Required Experience:

  1. Successful teaching experience (including teaching assistantships) at the undergraduate level
  2. Demonstrated success with research and scholarly activities, including recent peer-reviewed publications in high-quality journals and/or conference proceedings
  3. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds

Preferred Experience:

  1. Successful teaching experience at the graduate level
  2. Familiarity with Computing Education research and assessment
  3. Experience with grant writing and administration

Application Procedures:  Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.. This position automatically closes on March 31, 2024. Note: All positions at Fresno State are subject to funding availability.

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As part of the application, you will attach the following:

  1. Letter of interest or cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three professional references
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience, along with a list of the courses in our curriculum you would be able to teach
  5. Statement of research interests, plans, and outlook
  6. Statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds

Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within the designated deadline:

  1. Three current letters of recommendation (dated within 12 months of full consideration date.)
  2. Official transcripts

The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items.

Committee Information and Search process:

Search Chair:   Dr. Todd Wilson
                       Department of Computer Science
                       College of Science and Mathematics

About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, please visit: The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.  For additional information, please visit:

We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Anticipated hiring range is $6,900-$7,250 per month for Assistant Professor (12 monthly payments per academic year).  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

About the College and Department:

The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM), which consists of approximately 220 full-time faculty and part-time faculty, provides study for students in the areas of biology, chemistry and biochemistry, computer science, earth and environmental sciences, mathematics, physics, and psychology. CSM supports courses for majors outside CSM, such as agriculture, engineering, and the health professions and courses for general education of all university students are also offered through the college. CSM currently hosts the Downing Planetarium and has formal partnerships with the Water Institute, the Central California Children's Institute, and other entities. The College is involved in CSU collaborations with the CSU BIOTECH and COAST initiatives and an international partnership with ATLAS/CERN. CSM currently has over 4,000 undergraduate student majors and 250 graduate students, offering 11 undergraduate majors and 12 graduate majors. Faculty within the college typically generates $4,000,000 annually in external funds.

The Department of Computer Science is a rich mix of domestic and  international students, staff, and faculty. Our interests span both research and practice, including artificial intelligence, big data, bioinformatics and computational biology, data mining, human-computer interaction and experience, machine learning, meta-heuristics, networking and mobile computing, parallel and high-performance computing, software engineering, types and programming languages, and web technologies. The Department currently has ten full-time faculty, several part-time faculty, and a total of approximately 660 students in the B.S. and M.S. programs.

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land

Other Campus Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click

California State University, Fresno 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.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

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