Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: East Bay
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Computer Science





THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), one of the 23 California State Universities, is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. We are proud of our mission to support a richly diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) as well as an Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and we have the second highest percentage of Black students in the CSU system. Our student population reflects a variety of abilities and identities. Many are the first in their family to attend college. Our students come from a number of regional community colleges and high schools. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all of our students.

We are known for our award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. With an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 900 faculty, the University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. Cal State East Bay has three locations: the main 342 acre campus in the Hayward hills, the Concord Center, and the downtown Oakland Center.

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THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Computer Science has 14 full-time faculty members, with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. The faculty is committed to teaching its undergraduate and Master’s level students. In a typical semester, the Department will offer over 60 undergraduate and about 20 graduate classes. Classes are offered both in day and evening. Classes are generally small, with many opportunities for faculty-student contact. The Department offers a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Computer Science. Currently, there are more than 750 undergraduate majors and over 200 students in the M.S. program.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Teaching courses at B.S. and M.S. levels, curriculum development at both levels, and sustaining a research program. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. The ideal candidate for this position can:

1. Engage with a diverse student body. This diversity includes ethnicity, country of origin, educational background – many are the first in their family to attend college, and age, to name a few.

2. Teach a wide range of computer science courses including most or all of the core subject matter at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

3. Support offerings for undergraduate C.S. students including teaching courses, developing the undergraduate curriculum, and engaging undergraduate students in research.

4. Support offerings for graduate C.S. students including teaching courses, guiding M.S. theses and projects, managing the graduate capstone course.

5. Advise Computer Science students.

6. Participate in departmental activities such as curriculum development, assessment, outreach, etc.

7. Develop and continue ongoing research activities, service, and leadership.

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay may include courses at the Hayward campus, Concord Center, and/or online. The policy and expectation of the California State University is that tenure-track faculty members will perform their duties within the state of California. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant, or Associate Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.  Anticipated salary: $92,450 to $95,800. The anticipated hiring range is generally at or near the minimum of the appropriate range, commensurate with education and experience.  

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2025

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science by the effective date of the appointment. Applicants must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in most of the standard computer science core subjects. We welcome applicants in all areas of specialization, but especially encourage candidates with research interests in cybersecurity. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: For more information about accommodations for employees, contact: Iris Gallardo, Human Resources, at 510-885-2335 or email:, or the search committee chair: Moayed Daneshyari (

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin October 8, 2024. The position, however, will be considered open until filled. Please submit the following material: 

1)  A letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement

2)  A complete and current curriculum vitae

3)  Names and email addresses of three references

4)  Three letters of recommendation

5)  A statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching and research abilities

Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita via PageUp (see “Apply Now”).

Applicants are required to also submit a 1-2 page diversity and equity statement that addresses how they would successfully engage our diverse student population in their teaching, research, mentoring, and advising. Cal State East Bay has a diverse student body and is committed to equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism. Our students have many intersecting identities, and many identify as first generation university students, immigrants, BIPOC, disabled and/or hold other historically minoritized or marginalized identities. We also have many historically underserved students and financial aid qualified students. We care about our students as whole people and work towards fostering a sense of belonging inside and outside the classroom.  

A diversity statement is required as part of the application process.  As you write your statement, we encourage you to consider the following:

  • We would like to know how your training, education, research, other professional/ volunteer experiences, and/or lived experience prepares you for engaging with our diverse student body. 

  • In particular, we are interested in how you would apply your experiences and strategies to support our students’ academic, career, and personal goals. We are particularly interested in ways that you can do this while also reducing and eliminating equity gaps in the courses you will teach. 

  • Please use concrete examples of past experiences/training/research/education and how you would use/adapt/leverage these to support our students at Cal State East Bay. 

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.          

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