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Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering
Seattle Pacific University

Date Posted Sep. 21, 2021
Title Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering
University Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA, United States
Department College of Arts and Sciences
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2021
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Engineering

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. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively in a multicultural academic community.

About the Department of Engineering and Computer Science
The Department of Engineering and Computer Science is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, and offers a variety of undergraduate majors including Computer Engineering. Our mission is cultivate a diverse and supportive Christian community to prepare our students to become effective team members and responsible servant-leaders by equipping them with theoretical knowledge and applied skills to create and use appropriate solutions in Engineering and Computing disciplines. All programs incorporate a significant hands-on component and include both an internship and a senior team capstone project.

Job Description
The Department of Engineering and Computer Science is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering. This position will start September 2022, and includes a regular nine-month teaching load of about 33 quarter credits, typically including a variety of courses throughout the undergraduate Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science curricula. The candidate will advise undergraduates, establish and maintain an active program of research/scholarship, and participate actively in the life of the department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University.


  • A Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related or relevant field/specialization. ABD candidates will also be considered.
  • Priority will be given to candidates with background in computer architecture, microcontrollers, robotics, operating systems, computer networks, communications, or IoT. Industry experience is valued, but not required.
  • A commitment to undergraduate education is desired, along with evidence of the ability to teach, advise, and/or mentor underrepresented and first-generation college students.

Additional Information:
The Department of Engineering and Computer Science is committed to recruiting and retaining the best possible Christian faculty, keeping in mind that diversity will contribute to high-quality curriculum and instruction, as well as a dynamic and well-rounded learning environment for faculty and students alike. Faculty Benefits include health, dental, disability and life insurance, tuition discount, and retirement programs. A moving allowance may be provided.

All SPU employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit documentary proof of vaccination unless an exception applies. For more information, see SPU’s Vaccination Requirements FAQs webpage.

Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made online and include an official SPU application form, a faith statement of approximately one page (Faculty Insert of online application), a statement on addressing diversity in course materials and class sessions (Faculty Insert of online application), a teaching philosophy statement of approximately one page, a curriculum vitae, and other supporting documents.

  • Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an exceptional and diverse community. With approximately 350 faculty and 450 staff, at the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God’s kingdom more fully. We recognize diversity as a basic feature of God’s creation, a core theme of the gospel, and inseparable from our Christian faith. We strive to become a workplace that recruits, develops, and retains faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey as a faculty or staff member. Learn more about SPU’s commitment to diversity and employee ongoing opportunities to deepen our capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.

    Seattle Pacific University provides reasonable accommodation to applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process please contact the Human Resources Department at (206)281-2809, or email Notification must be given at least five (5) working days before the accommodation is needed.

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Contact Information

  • Melani Plett
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Seattle Pacific University
    Seattle, WA 98119


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