New Faculty Positions

Welcome! We are hiring for multiple tenure-track assistant professor positons, clinical assistant professor positions and adjunct professors. The positions along with the application details are listed below.  

The Department of CIS offers six primary programs including: an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, and an ABET-accredited cybersecurity program, a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science, a Master of Science in Applied Information Technology, and a Doctor of Science degree in Information Technology. We have approximately 43 full-time faculty members, 7 staff members, collectively over 1,700 undergraduate majors in the Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology programs, and approximately 400 graduate students. The Department is placed within the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics. With more than 3,600 undergraduates, 34% of whom are minority students, the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics is one of the fastest growing and most diverse colleges at Towson University. Also within the Fisher College, Towson UTeach, Maryland’s leader in STEM teacher education, offers an innovative, field intensive program for undergraduates in secondary science and mathematics education.

Towson University: Founded in 1866, Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's as one of the top public universities in the nation and is classified by Carnegie as a Doctoral Professional University. Towson is also nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. As Baltimore area’s largest university, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 22,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the faculty who work here.

 

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Computer Science Education

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Computer Science Education and Learning Sciences, with an expected start date of August 2020.

Description: 
The candidate will have the opportunity to lead a new undergraduate degree program in Computer Science and Mathematics Secondary Education, to be launched in Fall 2020. As such, candidates will be expected to teach courses, manage program development, conduct computer science education research, and advise doctoral students. The candidate will also be expected to collaborate with other teacher preparation programs at Towson University, supervise field experiences, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. 

Qualifications: 
A Ph.D., or comparable terminal degree in Computer Science Education, Computer Science with an emphasis in CS education, Learning Sciences, or a related field. Established record of scholarly publications and potential to obtain external funding. Expertise in secondary or undergraduate Computer Science education, with demonstrated excellence in teaching Computer Science courses. 

Application Process:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum-vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, research, teaching, and diversity statements, a recent publication, and the name, address, phone and e-mail address of three professional references. Applicants should send their application materials to , with "Computer Science Education” clearly listed in the email subject.  

 

Assistant Professors (tenure-track) in Data Sciences and Distributed Systems

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level, with an expected start date of August 2020.

Description: 
Highly-qualified applicants in all areas of Computer Sciences will be considered. Candidates with an expertise in one of the following areas are preferred: 

  1. Data Sciences – The Department of Computer and Information Sciences is looking to expand its expertise in the area of data sciences. With existing undergraduate and graduate courses in data science and ongoing research in utilizing data science in cybersecurity, software engineering and geographic information systems; a successful candidate will have expertise in teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: data analytics/visualization, big data, machine learning, and data/text mining. Particular interest will be given to those who complement one of the department’s current strengths.
  2. Distributed Systems – The Department of Computer and Information Sciences is looking to expand its expertise in the area of operating systems / distributed systems. With long-standing research efforts in bare machine computing and undergraduate and graduate courses in operating systems and operating systems security, a successful candidate will have expertise in teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: operating systems, operating systems security, parallel and distributed computing, high-performance computing, cloud engineering, mobile computing and/or SCADA systems.   

Qualifications: 
A Ph.D., or comparable terminal degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or a related field. The selected candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop strong research programs, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, apply for external funding, and participate in department activities.  

Application Process:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum-vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, research, teaching, and diversity statements, a recent publication, and the name, address, phone and e-mail address of three professional references. Applicants should send their application materials to , with your area (“Data Sciences,” Distributed Systems, others...) clearly listed in the email subject. 

The review of completed applications will begin January 2, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.  

 

Adjunct Professor (multiple positions)

The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics is seeking part-time Adjuct Faculty for the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. While one goal of this posting is to create a pool of interested applicants from which the Department may draw as sections become open during any point of the academic year, there are three specific positions that we would like to fill for the Fall 2018 semester:

  1. Graduate or undergraduate courses in Programming, Database, Data mining and Visual Analytics
  2. Undergraduate courses in cybersecurity/computer security - specifically operating systems security, network security, and application/software security 
  3. Undergraduate courses in System Administration and Networking 

Industry experience for adjunct professors is strongly encouraged.

Contracts are for one semester, renewable upon availability of classes and satisfactory job performance.  This posting may or may not result in the hiring of adjuncts.

Qualifications:
Master’s or higher degree in Computer Science or related field; industry and/or previous teaching experience is a plus. Women and candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop instruction objectives; share industry best practices; develop classroom activities to meet learning goals.

Application Process:
Applications will be reviewed immediately as well as kept on file and reviewed as positions become available. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, and the name, address, phone and email address of three professional references. The letter of application should explicitly mention specific areas of interest/expertise.  All materials must be submitted electronically. 

Applicants should send their items to with subject “Adjunct Professor”

Our committment to diversity

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/employment/data.html to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. 

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity (https://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/diversity). Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.