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Assistant Professor of CS & IT

The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology invites applications for multiple positions to begin in fall 2023. The department will be launching a Master of Science in Computer Science degree in Spring 2023 and seeks a cohort of faculty who are interested in investing in the department, including developing courses for the MS CS program and supporting our undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Information Technology. We are hiring three tenure-track Assistant Professors, as well as an open rank position who will also serve as Director of the MS Computer Science program. We also are hiring two Professional Educators, renewable three-year positions with emphases on advising and teaching. The Professional Educator positions do not lead to tenure.

The Computer Science & Information Technology department currently has 5 full-time faculty members. In addition to the MS Computer Science program, the department oversees degree programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Over the last few years, the undergraduate programs have grown to approximately 170 majors. The tenure-track positions are all new lines in order to support the rapid growth in the undergraduate programs and the new graduate program. In addition to these programs, the department also provides curricular offerings servicing the Colleges of Arts & Sciences.

Additional information about the University is available on our website at www.wne.edu. Information on the Computer Science and Information Technology department is available at https://www1.wne.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/computer-science-and-information-technology/index.cfm.

We will begin to review applications on October 15 and will continue until available positions are filled. Please submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, a statement of philosophy of teaching, a statement of philosophy of research, a statement of philosophy of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Applicants for the Professional Educator position may omit the statement of philosophy of research.


Applicants for the Assistant Professor and open rank positions must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Computational Media, or a related field. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and show potential for scholarship.  Applicants with background in cybersecurity, machine learning, data analytics, networks, and system administration are especially encouraged to apply, though all areas will be considered.

Applicants for the Professional Educator position must have a Masters degree. We encourage applications from those with degrees in computing-related fields, such as those mentioned above, as well as MBAs or other fields if applicants have relevant experience in computing. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching. Applicants from all areas of computing will be considered.



Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,900 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

In alignment with the University’s commitment to health and safety, all Faculty and Staff are required to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.