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Computer Science Tenure-track Faculty Position

The University of Detroit Mercy invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Computer Science at the Assistant Professor level starting August 2018 or December 2018. A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field is required, preferably focusing on artificial intelligence, cyber security, big data or autonomous systems. Experience in teaching and industry is desirable. Outstanding applicants in all research areas are encouraged to apply.


The successful candidate will be an effective and enthusiastic teacher at the undergraduate and graduate level, develop innovative teaching strategies, develop relationships with industrial partners, and collaborate with Detroit Mercy departments. The candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty in related disciplines, especially Electrical Engineering (intelligent transportation systems, autonomous driving), Mathematics (graph theory, logic, theory of computation) and Biology (bioinformatics). Candidates will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses and laboratories, develop a research program involving the supervision of undergraduate, masters and doctoral students, and write grants and publish in refereed journals and conferences.

Candidates should submit cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research plans, teaching philosophy that includes a list of courses taught and any evidence of teaching quality, one sample publication and arrange to have three letters of references sent.  At least one of the letters should specifically comment on the applicant's teaching ability. Please complete an application and upload materials at https://udmercy.peopleadmin.com/. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.


The small classes, diverse student body, applied curriculum, collegial faculty, and close relationships with industry make teaching at Detroit Mercy exciting and rewarding. The College’s faculty form a vibrant community of teaching scholars with a strong focus on professional and academic mentorship of students. We are particularly interested in candidates who would contribute to our efforts to provide support and opportunities for historically underrepresented students to pursue technical careers. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Detroit Mercy in the top tier of Midwest Regional Universities for the past 17 years. Computer Science, housed in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, offers minors in Bioinformatics and Computer Science as well as a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Software Engineering. Extensive collaboration opportunities with the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics Engineering programs from the doctoral through bachelors level are encouraged.

Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private University, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The University seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University’s mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

 For further information, please visit www.udmercy.edu.

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