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Assistant Teaching Faculty - Computer Science Department

Apply now Job no: 497422
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Computing and Informatics

About Drexel

Drexel is a private university committed to research with real-world applications. The University has over 24,000 students in 15 colleges and schools and offers about 200-degree programs. The College of Computing & Informatics is comprised of approximately 60 faculty and over 2000 students. The School of Education is comprised of over 45 faculty and over 1300 students. Drexel has one of the largest and best known cooperative education programs in the country, with over 1,600 co-op employers. Drexel's University City campus is located on Philadelphia's "Avenue of Technology" in the University City District and at the hub of the academic, cultural, and historical resources of the nation's sixth largest metropolitan region.

Drexel University strives to be the most civically engaged, practice-centric university in the United States, one that places high-quality, experiential, immersive teaching and learning at the center of everything we do.  The Computer Science Department is housed in the College of Computing and Informatics ( The College and Department are foremost leaders in educating computing and information professionals, combining high-quality teaching and research in a multidisciplinary and collaborative environment. The College offers a variety of B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees spanning all areas of computing and informatics. CCI is located in a new building with state-of-the-art classrooms, research and student labs, and abundant space to promote collaboration and innovation. The School of Education has a mission to “develop leaders, researchers, and teachers who bring their knowledge and experiences to bear on critical education and learning challenges across a range of educational contexts, from those in the Philadelphia neighborhoods that surround Drexel to others around the globe.”

Drexel University's Department of Computer Science ( invites applications for multiple full-time teaching faculty positions in the areas of (i) CS Education and (ii) Computer Systems with an emphasis on computer security and privacy. The successful applicant in CS Education will enjoy a joint appointment with the Drexel University School of Education ( focused on the CS Educator pipeline for K-12 as well as teaching introductory computing and methods of teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels (75% CS and 25% Education).

Candidate for the CS Education position should have a masters or doctorate in Computer Science, Education, or a related field and at least 3 years’ experience teaching AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, or similar courses to grades 7-12 or undergraduates. Experience leading professional development for in-service teachers is preferred.  Experience with and interest in project-based learning, inquiry learning, peer-led teams, and experiential learning is a plus. Excellence in teaching, curriculum development, and dedication to working with students is essential. A successful track record in securing extramural funding is a plus.

Candidate for the Computer Systems position should have a master's degree or higher in Computer Science or related field; relevant industry experience is also desirable. Candidates will be expected to teach Systems and Security courses such as Operating Systems, Networking, Network Security, Security Engineering, Systems Programming and Architecture for our undergraduate and graduate students and to serve as curricular leader in Computer Systems. Excellence in teaching and teaching innovation and dedication to working with students is essential.  Interest in course and curriculum development and online teaching is desired.

Job Summary

Teach at the undergraduate (and possibly graduate) levels and to serve as curricular leaders in their primary area. Excellence in teaching and teaching innovation and dedication to working with students is essential.  Interest in course and curriculum development and online teaching desired.

Essential Functions

  • Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Serve as curricular leader in your primary area.
  • Scholarly research and service to the college and department

 Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates should have an M.S. degree or higher in a related subject area e.g., security and privacy, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and software engineering, Relevant industry experience is desirable. Excellence in teaching and teaching innovation and dedication to working with students is essential. Interest in course and curriculum development and online teaching desired.


University City, Philadelphia, PA

Supplemental Information

Applications should consist of a cover letter, CV, and brief statement summarizing teaching experience and relevant professional experience. Letters of reference will be requested from candidates who are invited for an on-campus interview. Electronic submissions in PDF format are required. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Successful applicants must demonstrate potential for teaching excellence in the environment of a major research university.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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