Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Computer Science

Program:  Computer Science

Rank:  Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure Track

Title:   Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science

Effective Date of Appointment:  August 20, 2024

About the University: 

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 29th among “Regional Universities West” in its 2023 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2023, CollegeNET ranked CSUCI 71st out of over 1,400 schools in its “Social Mobility Index.” In 2020, Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most Transformative College” in the nation.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to more than 4,959 undergraduate and 168 graduate students. Approximately 48% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 60% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 61% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 23% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2022, CSUCI was among the first institutions to be recertified with Excelencia in Education’s "Seal of Excelencia” for its facilitation of Latinx student success.

CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 54% White, 24% Latinx, 11% Asian/Asian American, and 4% Black/African America.

Diversity Statement:

CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and thrive.

CSUCI Mission Statement:

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CSUCI’s Commitment to You:

CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement in equitable teaching and learning.

About the Program: 

Computer Science and Engineering permeates every aspect of human endeavor, and thus it is a truly interdisciplinary field.  Computer Science is fast growing, and its graduates are in demand in our community and nation-wide. We respond to this demand by teaching our students with a “hands-on” and “problem-solving” approach, and we strive to give our students a strong grounding in the fundamental science of computing, as well as the necessary technical knowledge to succeed in the job market. As the field is fast growing, we realize that we serve our students best by being top experts in our respective research fields. Thus, we aim to embody the teacher-scholar model in our academic lives.

About the Position: 

The Computer Science Program at California State University, Channel Islands, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2024. We are actively seeking exceptional candidates with a strong background in Computer Science, with a teaching and research specialization in Cybersecurity. A demonstrated capacity to collaborate effectively within diverse teams to tackle significant societal challenges is also expected.

All tenure-track faculty are expected to adopt a scholar/teacher model and maintain an active and current research agenda while teaching and providing service to the University. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach cybersecurity courses in addition to other computer science courses.

Tenure-eligible faculty are expected to build a strong research program in their chosen area and to be dedicated teachers, contributing to course offerings at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

A Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or a closely related field. All-but-defended Ph.D. candidates are invited to apply, but the degree must be completed by the start of the appointment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.

  • Earned doctorate in computer science or a closely related field, prior to the date of hire and with a specialization in cybersecurity.

  • Research and scholarly expertise in Cybersecurity or a closely related field.

  • Demonstrated expertise and ability to teach cybersecurity courses.

  • Commitment to teaching excellence.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with both students and colleagues in written and verbal forms
  • Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • .Expertise with real-world cybersecurity tools and systems

  • Experience teaching and performing research in the area of Cybersecurity.

  • Experience in developing cybersecurity related curricula

  • Record of active high-impact research, engagement, and leadership in their chosen field.

  • Experience employing culturally relevant pedagogy in which effective engagement and learning occur among a racially diverse student population.

  • Experience with creating a student-centered learning environment(s)

  • Experience with adopting inclusive approaches to advising or mentoring.

  • Experience in or potential to do research in the area of cybersecurity that includes working with students from racially diverse backgrounds.


Faculty success at CSUCI is measured by three criteria: teaching effectiveness; contributions to one’s field of study through publishing research, scholarly, and creative activities; and service to the Department, University, and Community.

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science and cybersecurity. The standard teaching assignment is 12 units (3 - 4 courses per semester); however, new probationary faculty in their first two years teach 9 units per semester (2 - 3 courses per semester),
  • Pursuing funded research and scholarly publications,
  • Assisting in the development of new academic programs related to computer science and cybersecurity,
  • Pursuing appropriate industrial collaboration.

Application Deadline: 

Screening of applications will begin 3/18/2024. Priority will be given to applicants who submit applications prior to the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials: 

  • A cover letter of application
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A teaching statement that outlines the candidate’s teaching philosophy
  • A research statement that outlines an example of a research project the candidate would conduct
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and American Indian students, and
  • A teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian students.

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:


California State University Tenure Track (Academic Year) Salary Schedules can be found at

Starting salaries at CSU Channel Islands are equity-minded and are generally at the lower half of the salary range.

The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

General Information:

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096.

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at academicpersonnel@csuci.edu.  

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