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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Posted on June 6, 2018

Assistant Professor of Computer Science


Appointment Date

August 2018



Avila University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science appointment to begin August 2018.


Avila University is a Catholic university sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and teaches students to be advocates for social justice, regardless of their profession, academic field or religious affiliation.  The university is committed to educating students as global citizens capable of engaging across social and cultural boundaries.



A Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related field and a background in Cybersecurity and Database Administrationis required. A PhD is preferred, along with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to the campus community. Responsibilities will include teaching introductory and upper-level Computer Science, Software Engineering, Database Management and Cybersecurity courses.  Candidates for the Assistant Professor position will be expected to apply innovative teaching techniques to course content and will supervise undergraduate research for majors.  The successful candidate will develop a Cybersecurity major, work with other faculty to develop a data management program and direct the online Computer Science program, which includes hiring and supervising adjuncts for developing and teaching courses.



Competitive Salary



This is a full time faculty position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits.  Avila University’s comprehensive benefit package includes tuition remission for employee and dependents, sick leave, retirement benefits, health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances.


Application Information

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Please send a letter of application, a teaching philosophy statement, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to:


Additional questions regarding the position can be addressed to Patrick Kopp, Chair of the Computer Science Department (


The Community

Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.


Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, dedicated to the liberal arts and the professional areas, with an average enrollment of 1800 students.  Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and Master’s degrees in Psychology, Education and Business.


Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities or general employment practices on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin or any other characteristic protected by law.


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