Job ID: 132131

Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering

Seattle Pacific University

  • Oct. 23, 2019
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Seattle Pacific University
    Seattle, WA
  • Open until filled
  • Sep. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Engineering
    Computer Science

About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission. We also especially welcome applicants who can demonstrate effective teaching and mentoring of students from underrepresented backgrounds since more than forty percent of our students are people of color, and a significant number of our students are first generation college students.

About the Department of Engineering and Computer Science:

The Department of Engineering and Computer Science offers undergraduate majors in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, General Engineering, and Information Systems. The computer engineering, electrical engineering and general engineering programs are ABET accredited. The department is part of the College of Arts and Sciences (Division of STEM and Social Sciences). The department’s mission is to equip students with theoretical knowledge and applied skills to create and utilize appropriate engineering and computing solutions. Our aim is to build a supportive Christian community in which students are prepared to become responsible and effective servant-leaders. All programs incorporate a significant hands-on component and include both an internship and a senior team capstone project. The department is committed to recruiting and retaining the best possible Christian faculty, keeping in mind that a diverse faculty will contribute the highest-quality curriculum and instruction, as well as a dynamic and well-rounded learning environment for faculty and students alike.

Job Description:

-Full-time, tenure track, assistant professor position available September 2020. Appointment is in the Department of Engineering and Computer Science.
-Regular nine-month teaching load of about 33 quarter credits, typically including a variety of courses throughout the undergraduate Computer Science and Computer Engineering curricula.
-Advise undergraduates.
-Establish and maintain an active program of research/scholarship.
-Participate actively in the life of the department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University.


-Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered.
-Candidates in any specialization will be considered. To complement current faculty interests, candidates with background in one of the following areas will be given some priority: networking, communications, cybersecurity, IoT, or robotics.
-Commitment to undergraduate education.
-Evidence of the ability to teach, advise, and mentor under-represented and first-generation students.
-Compatible with the University’s ecumenical Christian mission as expressed in SPU’s Statement of Faith.

Additional Information:

This is a full time position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. Tuition discount program available for the employee and qualified immediate family members. A moving allowance may be provided.

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Contact Information

  • Melani Plett, PhD
    Director of Engineering & Computer Science
    Seattle Pacific University
    3307 Third Ave W STE 307
    Seattle, WA 98119

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