Assistant, Associate or Professor of Engineering or Computer Science
University of San Diego
Location: San Diego, California
Internal Number: 4895721
Assistant, Associate or Professor of Engineering or Computer Science
Position Title & Department: Assistant, Associate or Professor of Engineering or Computer Science
Department Description: The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering (SMSE) has recently ranked among the top 14 schools for non-PhD granting institutions by U.S. News and World Report. USD provides a high-quality undergraduate education by emphasizing small classes and a high level of faculty-student interaction. The school currently houses undergraduate engineering programs in computer science, electrical engineering, industrial & systems engineering, integrated engineering, and mechanical engineering. Engineering and computer science students complete the same liberal arts core of the institution as all USD graduates. The school also offers professional MS degrees in Applied Artificial Intelligence; Applied Data Science; Cyber Security Engineering; Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship; Engineering, Sustainability and Health, and Engineering Management.
SMSE is committed to making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of underrepresented groups, including scholars of color, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and other persons with marginalized identities. Our commitment to diversity and social justice in engineering is reflected in the Engineering Exchange for Social Justice, as well as senior capstone design projects that partner with local and global community groups and focus on social and environmental justice. These project teams work with mentors from non-profit organizations or community groups to collaboratively develop engineering solutions that will have a positive impact. In addition, the student organizations for Society of Women Engineers, Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers, and National Society of Black Engineers are very active organizations within the School of Engineering, with dedicated support from faculty, staff, and external donors.
University Description: The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Contemporary Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanitys urgent challenges.
To achieve this vision, the university subscribes to the principles of Laudato Si and places high importance on taking care of our common home. Additionally, USDs Horizon Project is a clarion call for solidarity that outlines the immediate, concrete and material steps that USD will take to improve access and inclusion for diverse individuals to make USD a first-choice university for underrepresented students. As an Ashoka Changemaker campus, USD embraces an ethos of changemaking, where innovation and entrepreneurship lead to positive change. To learn more, read about the six pathways of the Universitys strategic plan, Envision 2024.
The university operates several centers to support faculty in achieving USDs vision, including: a Center for Educational Excellence; a Center for Inclusion and Diversity; the Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action; a Changemaker Hub; and an International Center.
Detailed Description: The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at USD invites applications for faculty that can help the school develop stronger leadership and teaching capacity in artificial intelligence and/or data science (AI/DS). We seek candidates who have demonstrated expertise/experience in data science and/or artificial intelligence. We hope to minimally hire one senior faculty member and several early careers faculty members to teach topics in AI/DS and/or help in designing courses and programs, which can be in the context of any school undergraduate majors. Candidates should also be able and desirous to teach courses other than AI/DS within one of the SMSE majors.
For the Senior faculty position(s), we prefer candidates that have a faculty rank of associate or full professor and that are able to articulate a vision or an approach to developing a vision for artificial intelligence and or data science within a school context. The vision could be focused at one of the existing majors, a new major, a schoolwide thrust, a center vision, or within the broader university context. We also prefer candidates that have a desire and capability to lead/serve in a school administrative capacity in the future such as a center co-director, chair of a department, academic director of program or other school leadership position. Appointment could include an administrative role if desired.
For the early career faculty position(s), we prefer candidates that will hold the rank of assistant professor and who have demonstrated knowledge of AI/DS. We also will consider faculty who will hold a rank of a clinical faculty, such as a professor of practice (based on applied industry experience and expertise in the AI/DS). We also will consider faculty who will hold a rank of a clinical faculty (based on applied industry experience and expertise in the AI/DS).
We endeavor to build a cohort of teacher-scholars who enjoy working with undergraduate students and can create meaningful, inclusive, and equitable learning experiences for all students within a liberal arts institution. We welcome candidates who are committed to excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices, collaboration, and interdisciplinarity. Tenure-track faculty should expect to work closely with undergraduate students through teaching and major advising.
Candidates may be hired as faculty within any of the departments in the school. Specific departmental information and requirements are described in the links below:
We are committed to continuing to build a diverse faculty and strongly encourage applications from women and other minoritized candidates. We are particularly interested in faculty who look forward to interdisciplinary collaborations. Please also see Job Requirements.
Special Conditions of Employment:
Effective June 1, 2023, based on CDC guidance, the University strongly encourages all campus members to stay up to date with Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination recommendations. For more regarding information USD's COVID-19 protocols, please visit sandiego.edu/onward.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Job Requirements: For the senior faculty member we have a preference for hiring tenure-track faculty at the associate or full level professor level and/or and professors of practice (e.g. those with extensive industry or military experience). We anticipate that these positions will start in the fall of 2024. Candidates should be able to contribute to a disciplinary area associated with undergraduate degrees offered in SMSE.
For the early career faculty members, we have a preference for hiring tenure-track faculty at the assistant professor level. We would also consider clinical faculty (e.g. those with less than 10 years industry or military experience). We anticipate that these positions will start in the fall of 2024. Candidates should be able to contribute to a disciplinary area associated with undergraduate degrees offered in SMSE.
Successful candidates should meet the following criteria:
Tenure-track faculty applicants should hold a doctorate degree in engineering, computer science, engineering or computer science education, or a related discipline by their start date at USD. See department-specific degree requirements above.
Professor of practice (contract position) applicants should have at least 10 years of related experience and at least a Bachelors degree in engineering, computer science, or a closely related field.
Teaching clinical faculty (contract position) applicants should have at least 5 years of related experience and at least a Bachelors degree in engineering, computer science, or a closely related field.
Posting Salary: $80,000-$212,000 (depending on track and rank); Excellent Benefits
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.
Special Application Instructions Candidates materials are expected to address the cluster theme described above. Review of applications will begin in early January and continue until the positions are filled. We anticipate first round interviews to begin in mid February. Within your required application materials, listed below, please explain how you may engage with a diverse, multicultural campus community to improve equity and inclusion through your teaching, scholarship, and/or service with a specific focus on underserved communities in engineering and/or computer science.
Cover letter that includes the position (tenure track/rank or contract position) and department/program(s) being applied to.
Statement of teaching philosophy including teaching interests and a discussion of how your teaching practice will be inclusive and help all students to succeed.
Tenure-track faculty: A statement of research interests, how they align with university, school, and/or department goals and the potential for involving undergraduate students in scholarship.
Professor of practice (contract position): A statement about how your professional experience will contribute to SMSE intellectual growth and how you will be able to leverage that experience to create new opportunities for the school in support of our student population.
Candidates may optionally include a separate diversity statement that elaborates on their values, plans, and experiences that are not mentioned in the required materials above.
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Additional Details: The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD is located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is renowned for its beauty, and features Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture.