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Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Apply now Job no: 519034
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Computer Science
Position Description

San Francisco State University, Department of Computer Science offers an exciting opportunity for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning August 2023. We seek colleagues whose teaching and research interests include Theory of Computation and CS Approaches Against Social Inequities; other areas are also encouraged. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, through their commitment to a diverse student population, to the excellence of the academic community. 

The Department of Computer Science is in a period of expansion and is currently home to 18 tenure/tenure-track faculty members with a strong record of excellence in research and teaching. The department maintains vibrant programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and a supportive learning environment for a diverse student body. Interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments and the College of Education aim to broaden diversity, equity, and inclusion in computing. The department excels in research and has a significant record of success, with over $4 million of external grants from various funding agencies, such as NSF and NIH. San Francisco and its proximity to Silicon Valley provide unique opportunities to collaborate with industry and leading high-tech companies in the world. Additional information about the department is available at

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

  • Attracting, retaining, and graduating a highly diverse student body;
  • Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging;
  • Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice;
  • Recruiting, retaining, and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory, or studio;
  • Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;
  • Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and
  • Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities: Applicants must demonstrate a high potential for excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates will develop and maintain an internationally-recognized research program and are expected to effectively supervise students, collaborate with other faculty members, obtain external funding, teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity throughout their academic careers. Position description is available at



  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.
  • Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.


  • Record of teaching contributions in the areas of the candidate’s specialty, as well as core CS courses.
  • Active record of research and publications related to specialty area, and evidence of external support or the potential for external funding of these activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works.
  • Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under represented communities.
  • Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits.

Application: Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the CS Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; representative publications; teaching statement; research statement; names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU).CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exceptions. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations. San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager. Additional information on the requirements for new hires may be found on the Human Resources web page (

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