Canisius Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Buffalo
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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Canisius College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in computer science and cybersecurity, beginning in the fall 2019 semester. Candidates should show a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and the ability to establish and maintain a high-quality research program that involves undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities, although flexible, will include courses in the field of cybersecurity as well as courses in computer science at all levels. Additional responsibilities include student advisement and a commitment to departmental and college-wide service.

The Department of Computer Science has a well-established, diverse, and vibrant community of faculty and students that the successful candidate will join. Concern and support for student learning is a cornerstone of this community. This focus on student learning has developed a long history of successful graduates including a winner of an Academy Award for Technical Achievement in Computer Graphics and a winner of a Pulitzer Prize. Research with undergraduates is strongly supported and has resulted in many conference presentations. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the development of a new Masters-level program in cybersecurity. The Department of Computer Science also supports Canisius College’s Masters-level program in Data Analytics.

Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. by September 2019 but candidates who are ABD will also be considered. College level teaching experience is desired. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

Review of completed applications will begin December 15, 2018. Additional applications can be submitted or completed after this date. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Canisius College, founded 1870, is a Jesuit comprehensive liberal arts college with strong commitments to social justice and to preparing students to be reflective women and men for others. The department is enthusiastic about this mission and committed to faculty diversity. To learn more about the Computer Science Department at Canisius College go to

Canisius College is located in the Buffalo/Niagara Region of New York State where the low cost of housing, excellent school districts, numerous cultural organizations, and a wide range of sports, entertainment and dining venues are just a few of the many things that make for an excellent quality of life. Our four-season climate allows for a myriad of outdoor recreational activities that range from the beach in the summer to the ski slopes in the winter. Furthermore, we are only 90 minutes away from Toronto, Canada, an additional source of recreational and cultural activity.

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit university, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith, and social justice. Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity. The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.

The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the office of human resources at (716) 888-2240.

To apply, go to and click on View Current Employment Opportunities. Applicants must submit their cover letter (to Dr. Jeffrey J. McConnell, Chair of Computer Science), curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy, and research statement with their online application. Also, please include the names, titles and email addresses of three references. Your references will receive an email from Canisius College requesting they submit their reference letter directly to Canisius College’s Human Resources Department.


Benefits are available the first of the month after the full-time faculty’s date of hire and include – health, dental and vision insurance, life and long term disability insurance, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time faculty with contribution from College after one year. Tuition benefits are also available for full-time faculty and their qualified dependents.




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