St Edwards University
  • Computer Science
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time


Assistant Professor of Computer Science

(Tenure Track Faculty Position in Austin, Texas)

Department of Computer Science

St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, beginning August 2023. St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice.

The successful candidate will teach a typical load of three courses per semester and work with students on computer science projects. Courses assigned will depend on the background and interest of the candidate as well as the needs of the department. Other required faculty duties are specified below and in the Faculty manual.

St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body.

For consideration, applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field.

Essential responsibilities include:

  • Candidates should have the interest and ability or potential to teach a range of undergraduate courses, with preference for candidates with the ability to teach a variety of courses including but not limited to software development, cybersecurity, and machine learning. Candidates should demonstrate potential for excellence in undergraduate instruction.
  • Conduct scholarly activities at a level appropriate for undergraduate institutions.
  • Provide academic advising and mentoring for undergraduate students. Candidates with the ability to direct a variety of independent undergraduate projects will be given preference.
  • Meet Department, School and/or University service requirements through participation on committees and campus initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;

Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available), Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Pet Insurance, Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave, Retirement Plan, Tuition Benefits, Paid Holidays, and Services & Discounts


Applicants should apply online at Application packages should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a statement describing your teaching philosophy and your approach to working on projects with undergraduate students. In addition, all applications must include a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that details the candidate's (1) knowledge, (2) track record, and (3) plans for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a professional at St. Edward's University (2-page maximum). Your DEI statement should be included as a separate document and should not contain your name or any other personally identifiable information.

Applicants should submit materials by January 6, 2023 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.

For more information prior to submitting an application, please contact the Search committee chair Dr. Monica Hernandez, at


The Department of Computer Science offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Computer Science and a B.A. degree in Computer Information Science. The department currently have 4 tenured/tenured-track faculty members, 2 non-tenure track teaching faculty and 6 adjunct faculty members. The department closely collaborates with i4, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Science ( Further details on the department's vision and activities may be found at

Computer Science is the fastest-growing program in the School of Natural Sciences. The School of Natural Sciences has experienced significant growth in the last decade attributable to its distinguished faculty, new facilities including over 110,000 square feet of teaching and laboratory space, and our approach to engaging undergraduates in the classroom and in providing experiential learning opportunities.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 2,900 undergraduate and 700 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st-century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong commitment to diversity and global initiatives. More information about St. Edward's University may be found at

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion St. Edwards University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community. For more information on our commitment to diversity, please visit our website

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference #: J2020324

Available: August 2023

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