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Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, invites applications for both tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty positions in computer science to begin in August 2022. We plan to hire five new faculty members. Rank is open and commensurate with experience. Exceptional candidates may be nominated as Saint Louis University Research Institute Fellows.

With record enrollments in both our undergraduate and graduate programs as well as externally funded research activitiy, the department seeks to expand upon strengths in current teaching and research clusters (algorithms, bioinformatics, computer vision, high-performance computing, machine learning, natural language processing, networking/security, and systems), and to develop additional strength in key areas such as software engineering and human-computer interactions.

Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain active research programs with national or international reputation and to contribute toward teaching a diverse portfolio of inclusive classes at the undergraduate and graduate level. A successful applicant for tenure-track Assistant Professor must possess a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field. A successful applicant for Associate Professor or Professor must have a demonstrated record of successful research and teaching.

Our non-tenure-track faculty contribute toward teaching a diverse portfolio of inclusive classes at the undergraduate and possibly graduate level. These positions include opportunity for long-term career development and advancement in rank. A successful applicant for the rank of non-tenure-track Instructor must possess an M.S. in computer science or closely related field and experience teaching a diverse portfolio of inclusive computer science classes. A successful applicant for the rank of non-tenure-track Assistant Professor must possess a Ph.D. in computer science or closely related field. 

How to Apply

February 2022 Update: We are no longer accepting further applications for the tenure-track positions.  We are still considering applications for our non-tenure-track positions. To be considered, applicants must complete the following two steps.

  • Complete an official application on the University's HR system, providing personal and demographic data, a resume, and contact information for people who can serve as professional references. 
  • Upload additional supplemental information at
    • A cover letter expressing your interest in a position
    • A complete CV
    • A research statement (optional if applying for a non-tenure-track position)
    • A teaching statement discussing teaching approaches, experiences, and interests in particular subject areas/courses
    • A statement expressing how the applicant's efforts in research, teaching, and/or service, can support an inclusive and diverse community

Related Positions at the University

The Computer Science faculty positions being advertised here are in addition to several other ongoing faculty searches in areas adjacent to computer science:

Academic Programs

The Department of Computer Science participates in delivery of the following academic programs, supporting 220 undergraduate and 110 graduate students:

B.S. in Computer Science
B.A. in Computer Science 
Undergraduate minor in Computer Science
B.S. in Data Science
(jointly with Math/Stat department)
M.S. in Artificial Intelligence
M.S. in Computer Science
M.S. in Software Engineering
M.S. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
(jointly with Biology, Chemistry, Math/Stat)
Ph.D. in Computer Science

You may learn about our undergraduate and graduate courses and we are very open to expanding this slate with new offerings.

Your Job Responsibilities

The following documents can provide further information about job responsibilities and career advancement.

A typical teaching load for tenured or tenure-track faculty is two courses per semester, with an automatic course release in the initial two years when joining the department, and opportunity for course releases for those with exceptional research productivity. A typical teaching load for non-tenure-track faculty will be three courses per semester, with an automatic course release in the initial two years when joining the department.

Your Job Benefits

The University's Human Resources division provides a summary of the comprehensive benefits package.

Your Colleagues

In joining our department, you won't be alone! We have an excellent and collegial group of faculty to welcome you. For more details, explore the faculty profiles. Furthermore, since computer science is an enabler for advancement in so many areas, our computer science faculty have opportunities to find collaborations within the broader University. With our involvement in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and the Data Science programs, we interact most closely with the Departments of Biology, Mathematics & Statistics, and Chemistry, and the School of Medicine. Computer Science faculty and students also interact with SLU's College of Engineering, School of Business, Law School, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Geospatial Institute, and  Center for Digital Humanities.

St. Louis Region

The Greater St. Louis Region is an excellent place to live, and our Human Resources department is excited to provide their own "Relocation Guide" with a variety of information about the area, and SLU's support for new employees.

Since they've already done that, we'll offer a more computing-focussed introduction to our city. St. Louis has an outstanding and ever-growing tech industry, as home to world headquarters for many large corporations, and home to the IT headquarters for many additional companies. Some big names in terms of CS employment in the area currently include (alphabetically): Anheuser-Busch/InBev, Boeing, Citi Cards, Enterprise, KPMG, MasterCard, Microsoft, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Riot Games, Scottrade, and World Wide Technology. Some big names in the realm of bioinformatics, bioscience and healthcare include: Bayer/Monsanto, Centene, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Express Scripts, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Pfizer, Sigma-Aldrich and SSM Health.

But it's not just the big corporations that love the city. St. Louis has a vibrant entreprenuer community including several prominent incubators such as the CORTEX Innovation Community, which is literally a few blocks from the west end of our campus, and the T-Rex Incubator, found just over 2 miles to our East, in downtown St. Louis. The BioSTL Coalition, which includes Saint Louis University among its members, focuses on bioscience industries in the region.


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This page last updated 19 February 2022