Proposed Rank/Hiring Title Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Department Computer Science
Proposed Hiring Contract Type Tenure Track
Non-Tenure Track End Date
Appointment Percent 100%
Months per Year 9 Months
The Department of Computer Science at Gonzaga University in Spokane,
Washington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position
at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in the fall of 2022.
The Department of Computer Science, with eight faculty and over 200 majors,
offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree and a B.A. degree. It is part of Gonzaga
University's School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), which also
has ABET-accredited programs in electrical, computer, civil, and mechanical
engineering, and engineering management. U.S. News and World Report ranked
SEAS in the top 10% of the nation's engineering schools without a doctoral
program. Computer science and STEM education are highly valued at Gonzaga. For
example, the new $49.7 million Bollier Family Center, which will house
Computer Science, will be commissioned in September 2021. Salaries are
competitive and facilities for undergraduate teaching and research are
Gonzaga is part of a long tradition of Jesuit education, which for nearly five
centuries has emphasized rigor, while never losing sight of the whole person.
Gonzaga has recently been named a U.S. News and World Report National
University, where it ranks 80th in the U.S.
Gonzaga is located on the Spokane River, a short walk from downtown Spokane
and minutes by foot from Washington State University's Elson S. Floyd College
of Medicine. Gonzaga has recently entered into a partnership with the
University of Washington medical school, which now shares the Gonzaga campus.
The presence of two medical schools within walking distance of the School of
Engineering and Applied Science opens a rich set of collaborative research
Spokane, with a population of 500,000 is located in the Inland Northwest,
about five hours from Seattle and seven from Portland. The city has walkable
neighborhoods, abundant parks, a downtown shopping district, and urban
amenities typically found only in much larger cities. With mountains in every
direction, large lakes in nearby Idaho and British Columbia, and rivers
throughout the Northwest, Spokane is an ideal location for outdoor recreation.
Cross-country and downhill skiing, hiking, kayaking, river rafting, and
cycling are all easily available within the Inland Northwest.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science seeks to recruit and retain a
diverse workforce that values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they
do, thus offering to our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives,
and ways of knowing and learning.
· Teaching undergraduate upper division courses in security, or software
applications development/software engineering, or data science, along with
courses in other areas commensurate with the candidate's interests and the
needs of the department
· Teaching undergraduate lower division courses in programming and data
structures, along with courses in other areas commensurate with the
candidate's interests and the needs of the department
· Conducting computer science research and professional development
· Advising the program's undergraduates with respect to curriculum and careers
· Contributing to the university through attendance at meetings and university
events, service on committees, and other duties as assigned by the chair or
· Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field; ABD considered, with
expectation that the candidate will have degree in hand by July 15, 2022
· Evidence of an ongoing and successful research program
· Demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching at the undergraduate level
· Evidence of a willingness to involve undergraduates in research
· Demonstrated ability to teach advanced undergraduate and introductory
courses in computer science
We are especially interested in candidates who can teach in one or more of our
newly-created concentrations: security, software applications
development/software engineering, and data science, in order of preference.
Because all students participate in a year-long software engineering project
under the direction of faculty and industry sponsors, candidates with industry
experience are encouraged to apply. For courses currently offered by the
department, please visit:
https: // www. gonzaga.edu/school-of-engineering-applied-science/degrees-and-
Open Date 09/01/2021
Close Date 12/15/2021
Open Until Filled No
Application Review Begins on
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please visit our website at www. gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants are
required to complete an online application and submit (1) a cover letter,
which should include details of employment objectives and a brief statement of
how the applicant's work can contribute to the mission of the University,
(2) a detailed curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, which should
include a description of how the applicant plans to engage undergraduate
students in research, and (4) a teaching statement. Finalists will be asked
to provide names and contact information for three professional references to
write confidential letters of recommendation.
Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Paul De Palma,
email@example.com. The position closes 12/15/2021, at midnight, PST. For
assistance with your online application, please call 509-313-5996.
Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is
therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive
mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity
candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or
protected veteran status.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics
The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to
Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law
enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of
any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations),
other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics
for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and
Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety &
Security Guide is also available.
A copy of the report can be found online at www. Gonzaga.edu/Clery. A paper
copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or
the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting
the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence
Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.
Posting Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Cover Letter (Please see "Special Instructions to Applicants" for cover letter content)
Names and contact information for three (3) professional references (letters will be requested when finalists are selected).
A research statement, which should include a description of how the applicant plans to engage undergraduate students in research