Assistant/Associate Professor – Computer Science

Department: Computer Science
Rank:  Assistant/Associate
Specialization: Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
Search #:  20-003




Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.


The Computer Science Department at Southern consists of 12 full-time faculty and offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Science in Computer Science with concentrations in Software Development and Cybersecurity.  We also jointly offer a new B.S. degree in Data Science with the Mathematics Department.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship.  Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.


The Computer Science Department is excited to announce that it is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member, to begin August 2020, as part of a cluster hire initiative in Healthcare Informatics. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with newly hired faculty in public health, nursing, and mathematics within the health/medical domain.  The department is seeking candidates who are passionate about teaching computer science courses in the undergraduate curriculum as well as graduate courses related to the candidates' expertise and research interests.  Special consideration will be given to candidates in the area of human computer interaction including expertise in UI/UX, data visualization and/or AR/VR, but candidates in other computer science related areas will be considered as well.


Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to pursue scholarship in their area of expertise.  These activities include mentoring student research, publishing articles in academic and professional journals, seeking funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributing to workshops and conferences.  All Computer Science faculty at SCSU carry a teaching load of 9 credits per semester, share in academic advising, and participate in department and university service.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science (or a related discipline); a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; evidence of productive scholarly activity; and evidence of the ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally.  ABDs will be considered, if the degree will be completed prior to the start date.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Preference will be given to candidates with college-level teaching experience who have worked within healthcare informatics as well as those with a specialization in HCI related areas, including but not limited to UI/UX, AR/VR and data visualization.  Also preferred is evidence of research conducted with undergraduate students; evidence of interdisciplinary collaborative efforts in research/teaching; strong teaching evaluations; and evidence of curricular innovation and development.

Application Process:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching, research philosophy, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and a document identifying at least three professional references (with email and phone number for each reference included). All materials should be submitted electronically with the subject line “HCI” to:  Computer Science Search Committee Chair at  For best consideration, materials should be received by Friday, October 18, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled. 


SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.