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As we continue to celebrate growth in computer science and related fields, we are seeking to fill a one-year position as a non-tenure track faculty member for the 2021-2022 academic year (beginning August 15th), and in Fall 2021 we expect to launch a search for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in August 2022.  Since you are viewing this page, we hope you have interest in applying to join our department!  

The faculty member will be responsible for teaching three computer science courses per semester, with the selection of courses based on a combination of the successful applicant's interests and experience, as well as the department's needs. The rest of this page provides some information that we expect might be of interest to potential applicants. 

A formal description of the open one-year position and the link to apply can be found here; applications will be reviewed as they are received.

To apply, please complete the formal application with our HR system. When prompted to upload your Resume/CV, we ask that you submit multiple files including:

  1. Cover letter explaining your interest in the position
  2. CV/Resume
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy that addresses areas of interest as well as experience supporting equity and inclusion across a diverse student body

The application will also require that you provide contact information for three people who can serve as references.

Academic Programs

We currently participate in delivery of the following academic programs:

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 (new 2021)

You may also read about our current undergraduate and graduate courses.

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 program, we interact most closely with the Departments of Biology, Mathematics & Statistics, and Chemistry, and the School of Medicine. Computer Science faculty and students also have interactions with SLU's College of Engineering, School of Business, Law School, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Center for Digital Humanities, and the many other departments found at SLU.

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.



This page last updated 05 May 2021