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The Department of Computer Science at Texas Christian University (TCU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2020. Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field from an accredited institution by the start of the employment date. Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and must have a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service.

All applicants with a background in traditional areas of computer science will be considered; however, special consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in database systems, computer networks and security, mobile computing, web technologies, and programming languages. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants for the position will be expected to teach a wide variety of courses at the undergraduate level and should be willing to supervise undergraduate research projects. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate computing courses in the Department’s programs in Computer Science (COSC) and Computer Information Technology (CITE), advising and mentoring majors in those programs, and conducting research and engaging in scholarship in the applicant’s area of specialization. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TCU uses an online application protocol administered by Human Resources. All application materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, representative publications, detailed research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests must be submitted electronically at
https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty/CSSPage_Welcome.asp .

Three confidential letters of recommendation should be emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to: hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu. Do not send documents directly to the Department.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Should you have any inquiry, please contact hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu.

TCU (www.tcu.edu) is a private, coeducational university within easy reach of many centers of business and research located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (DFW). As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

More information about TCU, the Department, and the City of Fort Worth can be found below.

TCU is committed to both teaching and research within the personalized atmosphere of a smaller college. Located in the economically stable and expanding Fort Worth/Dallas area and occupying a prominent position in the community, TCU offers the opportunity for participation in enriching personal and professional activities both on and off campus. The university offers state-of-the-art learning environments and a commitment to relevance and educating students to make a difference in the world. The university’s nationally ranked athletic programs have created an excitement and vibrancy on campus that has led to TCU being named to US News and World Report’s Top 20 “Up-and-coming National Universities”. TCU is among the universities “making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty and student life.”

See www.tcu.edu and www.tcu.edu/at-a-glance.asp for comprehensive information about TCU.

For the past eight years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has honored Texas Christian University by its selection as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For”. This year, TCU again earned recognition in all 12 areas of distinction, making us the only university to achieve such a feat for two consecutive years.

TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini stated, “Texas Christian University has much to celebrate: an incredible faculty and staff, dynamic students, groundbreaking research initiatives, amazing collaborative efforts between disciplines and with community partners, beautiful facilities, generous donor support, and impressive athletic records. We are an inclusive group of doers, dreamers and trailblazers who forge our own paths, exceed expectations, and make a difference in our community and around the globe. Together, we are TCU.”

The Chronicle of Higher Education surveyed a random sample of TCU employees who provided answers directly to the publication. Colleges named to the Honor Roll were chosen based on responses to the survey in one or more categories. TCU was honored in twelve categories including Collaborative Governance; Compensation & Benefits; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect & Appreciation; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; Teaching Environment (Faculty Only); Tenure Clarity & Process (Faculty Only/4-year only); Work/Life Balance.

We are a student-centered department that is committed to the teacher-scholar model. Teaching is central to our department’s mission; we hire faculty who are passionate about teaching and highly trained in their area of teaching specialty.

Research plays an important role in the professional lives of our tenure-track faculty. Our research programs support our teaching mission and allow us to expose students to the process of science when they conduct research in our labs. The department regularly provides financial support for faculty to present their research at scientific meetings.

Advising and mentoring students is a critical part of our mission. Faculty members have an open-door policy to students, and students feel comfortable meeting with faculty outside of designated office hours.

Our department’s curriculum and all faculty-related policies have been developed via consensus of the faculty. We work together as a team, with the utmost respect and appreciation for all types and ways of contributing to our students and their success. Collegiality and teamwork are a hallmark of our department.

(see http://www.fortworth.com/about-fort-worth for more details). As the nation’s 16th-largest city, Fort Worth combines a small-town feel with the amenities of a large city. Home to a cultural district that includes one of the finest art museums in the southwest (the Kimbell Art Museum) and the world-class Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth’s proximity to Dallas provides an abundance of cultural and entertainment opportunities. TCU is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, and the cost of living in Fort Worth is 14% lower than the national average, which is one reason Fort Worth is currently ranked as the fourth best city in the U.S. for relocation.