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Computer Science and Information Systems

Assistant Professor- 1920-014 

Effective Date: Fall 2021

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Priority will be given to applicants who specialize in data science, cloud computing, robotics, mobile computing, computer vision, and computer information systems. However, outstanding candidates from other areas within the field of computer science may also be considered. Candidates with industry experience are encouraged to apply. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. Expected starting date will be August 24, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related fields by the start of the employment.
  • Strong commitment to and demonstrated potential for teaching and scholarship excellence.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.
  • Demonstrated ability in effective written and oral use of the English language.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in effective research-based instructional practices, support of students from groups underrepresented in computing, scholarly achievements, and/or industrial partnership building.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who specialize in data science, cloud computing, robotics, mobile computing, and computer information systems.
  • In addition, preference will be given to applicants whose expertise will expand the education and research opportunities the department currently offers for students and be complementary to areas of specialization of existing faculty in the department.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service.


All applications must include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A description of teaching philosophy, experience and potential contribution to expansion of the existing curriculum (up to 2 pages)
  • A description of research accomplishments and future research goals including student involvement (up to 2 pages)
  • One selected peer-reviewed publication
  • Three references who will submit letters of recommendation to our electronic application system. This system will contact references with instructions on the submission of their letters of recommendation.
  • A completed Faculty Application
  • TT Applicant Survey

If you have difficulty uploading your application electronically, please contact Linda Collins at  

A review of applications will commence on December 1, 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by November 30, 2020 to be assured full consideration.

Anticipated start date is August 25, 2021. Please visit our website: for more information. Questions or requests for information should be sent by email to

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit  Faculty Opportunities  for more information.  

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. 

The person holding this position is considered a limited 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 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.