Job ID: 123519

Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Purdue University Northwest

  • May 16, 2019
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • College of Engineering and Sciences
  • Purdue University Northwest
    Hammond, IN
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 12, 2019
  • Visiting Prof/Prof of Practice
  • Computer/Information Sciences

Position Overview
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (MSCS) at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) in Hammond and Westville, Indiana, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science position starting on August 12, 2019. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, primarily on the Hammond campus. Some courses may be taught in the evenings and there are opportunities to teach some of these courses in a distance learning format. Other duties will include (but not limited to) directing senior design projects, committee work, and other activities assigned by the Department Chair.

Department Profile
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science offers BS and MS degrees in Computer Science and in Mathematics. Beginning in Fall 2019, the department will also offer a major in Applied Statistics under the BS in Mathematics. Four minors are offered: Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics which attract students from many fields. The Computer Science and Statistics faculties are currently developing interdisciplinary courses for both majors and minors.

University and College Profile
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is an academically comprehensive, student-centered university located in northwest Indiana, just southeast of Chicago. As an independent university within the Purdue University system, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community for its more than 10,000 students through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. Offering nearly 70 academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, PNW’s colleges, schools and centers are distinguished through prestigious accreditations, national recognitions and competitive rankings. The university is widely respected for its faculty’s dedication to student success through experiential learning and collaborative research across its two culturally diverse campuses in Hammond and Westville, Indiana.

The College of Engineering and Sciences serves over 1,600 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students across a wide range of academic programs. The college includes departments in Biological Sciences; Chemistry and Physics; Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; and a School of Engineering with departments in Mechanical and Civil Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. The college also contains distinguished and award-winning research centers, which include: Center for Innovations through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), Energy Efficiency and Reliability Center, and Water Institute. The College continues the Purdue tradition of excellence with a variety of opportunities for its students, by offering 7 master’s degrees, 11 baccalaureate degrees, and 1 certificate program.

Education and Experience
A Ph.D. in Computer Science or an ABD in Computer Science is REQUIRED. Although not required, candidates with prior experience in teaching computer science are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information
Review of applications will begin on June 10, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This position begins August 12, 2019 and a job offer will be contingent on a successful background check. A complete application will include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, and contact information of 3-5 professional references. Applicants MUST submit their application online at

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Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.

FLSA Status

  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Hairong Zhao
    Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
    Purdue University Northwest
    Clo 343
    2200 169th Street
    Hammond, IN 46323
  • 2199893181

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