Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a faculty appointment to a tenure track position in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering beginning in August 2023. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Candidates must have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents.
An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in a field of computer science is preferred. We are open to candidates with postgraduate degrees in cyber security, computer science, or related field such as analytics, data science, and artificial intelligence. Candidates with relevant postgraduate coursework and significant relevant professional experience are welcome to apply. Excellence in teaching is important. Previous teaching experience is beneficial. Evidence of active and ongoing scholarship is desirable. Prior to application, we welcome letters of inquiry to discuss a candidate’s potential academic fit within the department and university (address letters to firstname.lastname@example.org).
The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses for majors and non-majors depending on their expertise that could include some of the following: first-year introductory programming or computer science overview courses, full-stack web programming, databases, theory of computation, parallel and distributed programming, project courses, cybersecurity, machine learning, information systems, as well as elective courses in the applicant’s area of specialization. The candidate will be expected to teach a full-time teaching load with potential for reduction in the first year while acclimating to the university. The successful candidate will be encouraged to engage in research and other forms of scholarship that involve undergraduate students. The appointee will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Standard faculty duties such as advising, committee assignments, and scholarly activity are expected.
The CSE Program consists of eight faculty members who serve over 180 students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Science-Digital Media, Computer Science-Cybersecurity, and majors with an Information Systems and Analytics or Data Science component, as well as providing instruction for students in general education and service courses. The Computer Engineering degree has been ABET-accredited since 2007. CSE is housed in the 127,000 square foot LEED Gold certified Euler Science Complex that opened in 2012 and has 4 labs with 90 dual-boot Windows/Linux workstations and access to 3D printers, a laser cutter, CNC machine, and other engineering equipment. Departmental faculty have expertise in algorithms, artificial intelligence (including machine learning), cybersecurity, graphics, information systems, networks, operating systems, software engineering, and full-stack web development.
International trips with students are common in cooperation the Taylor Center for Missions Computing. Recent research includes funded work in the defense sector. Faculty and students have also been involved in a number of nano-satellite projects funded by a variety of government and private agencies.
Taylor University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships. Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.
The University is located in the small town of Upland, IN, which is 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The combination of rural location and proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits.
Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, and a completed application (including transcripts and letters of references) to email@example.com. The application is available at
Materials should be addressed to Dean Dr. Grace Ju Miller. All materials will remain confidential. If desired, informal letters of inquiry can be sent to Dr. Stefan Brandle (firstname.lastname@example.org). The University and Department are keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.
Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts college with a student body of 1,870 on its Upland, Indiana, campus, is known for its distinctive community of scholarship and faith. In addition to a concerned, competent faculty and modern facilities, the University cherishes an atmosphere of uncommon quality, which inspires personal participation and spiritual growth as well as intellectual development. Graduate program in higher education is offered. In addition, Taylor Online serves over 1,200 adult students through degree and non-degree offerings in credit and non-credit formats in distance/distributed learning environments.