Assistant Professor - Journalism, Media and Computing - Computer Science

190590 Requisition #

Creighton University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Computer Science. The appointment begins in August 2020 and is tenure-track at the Assistant Professor level. We seek an individual with the potential to be an excellent teacher-scholar and an exemplary mentor for undergraduate students. Creighton University, in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska, has been ranked the #1 Midwest University by U.S. News & World Report for 16 straight years, and is widely recognized for its outstanding liberal arts programs and its commitment to undergraduate research and internships. 

The Computer Science program at Creighton is a traditional liberal-arts program, offering a B.S. degree that aligns with the ACM/IEEE 2013 Model Curriculum. It is housed in the innovative, cross-disciplinary Department of Journalism, Media & Computing, which also includes Journalism and Graphic Design. Students in all three majors complete foundational courses in computing, writing, and design, before focusing on their specific major content. Class sizes are small (typically 10-25 students) and faculty-student interaction is central to our mission. Standard teaching load is three courses per semester.

In addition, please send three letters of recommendation, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and documentation (if available) of teaching effectiveness to: Department of Journalism, Media & Computing, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 68178-0103, attn: Dr. David Reed (or electronically to


Potential candidates for an Assistant Professor are encouraged to review the Faculty Handbook at:


Candidates for this position must have earned (by Fall 2020) a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field, and should possess a strong desire to teach in a liberal arts environment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs;

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;

Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;

Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications


Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 – 100%

Hearing: 75-100%

Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%

Travel: No 

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No 

AAP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement: 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE.  Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

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