Open Rank Faculty, Computer Science Education @ Montclair State University

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Are you ready to be a leader in the movement to instill tech education into the public school system?  New Jersey is at a turning point in innovating its highly rated public schools by the recent approval of K-12 Computer Science and Technology graduation requirements and teacher certification standards. To address this emerging mandate, we seek an individual with expertise in computer science or technology education, teacher education, and the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in and with socially, culturally, and economically diverse schools and communities to help establish this field within the state. The successful candidate will be poised to collaborate with change agents in New Jersey regarding K-12 Computer Science and Technology Education. This Open-Rank, Tenure-track position in Computer Science, Technology, and Teacher Education is a joint appointment between the School of Computing and the Department of Teaching and Learning.


Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and a commitment to research in computer science or technology education, including research that will allow for the generation of competitive grant proposals.  Further the successful applicant should be able to build on significant strengths and interdisciplinary connections within, across, and outside of Montclair State University to pursue critical issues in Computer Science, Technology, and Teacher Education.


The appointment responsibilities include research and teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in both the School of Computing and the Department of Teaching and Learning, building capacity for teacher education and development with respect to  computer science and technology for K-12 schools, helping to grow the new computer science teacher certification program, and engaging with issues of ethical technology use in education for equity and justice. Faculty members are expected to be active researchers, advise students, and participate in department, school, college, and university service activities.


Montclair State University is a nationally recognized R2 research doctoral institution that empowers students, faculty, and researchers to rise above their own expectations. Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, the University today has 10 colleges and schools that serve 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 12 miles from New York City, Montclair State welcomes a diverse population of students, many of whom are first generation, and delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive and sophisticated academic environment.



The mission of the College of Science and Mathematics is to prepare the next generation of STEM leaders. Our success is based on a simple educational philosophy: outstanding and dedicated faculty, engaged students and a commitment to academic and research excellence. State-of-the-art facilities and technology support distinctive BS, MS, and PhD programs across seven departments. Discovery-based courses and experiential learning opportunities result in an optimal environment to provide our diverse student body with a transformative education. The College is committed to the ongoing formation of academic/industry collaborations and partnerships to provide long-term economic benefits to New Jersey and beyond. We are home to several institutes, centers, and laboratories including the Clean Energy and Sustainability Analytics Center, the Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Laboratory, the New Jersey Center for Water Science and Technology, the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies, and the Sokol Institute for Pharmaceutical Life Sciences.



The Department of Computer Science strives for excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and service for the creation and dissemination of problem-solving knowledge and skills through computing and information technology. The Computer Science Department’s vision is the continuation and expansion of its role as the source of fundamental and pervasive computational thinking for the 21st century at Montclair State University. Currently there are 21 tenure-track and 6 non-tenure track faculty in the Department of Computer Science serving a student population of over 1,100 students seeking degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology, Data Science, and Cybersecurity. As of Spring 2023, the Department of Computer Science will be joined by the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics for the creation of the School of Computing. The School will be an entity under the College of Science and Mathematics that will be in charge of further advancing teaching, research and degree offerings in all areas of Computing at Montclair State University.



Montclair State University is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with more than 25 percent of its undergraduate student body being of Hispanic descent. Additionally, the U.S. Department of State has recently recognized Montclair State University’s commitment to providing life-changing educational opportunities for historically minoritized groups. Montclair State University was named an inaugural Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Leader, one of only 35 colleges and universities in the country to earn this federal designation.


Montclair State University is home to the nationally ranked College of Education and Human Services (CEHS). CEHS aims to create a healthier, better educated, and more just society, committed to student, faculty, and staff diversity, and values the educational benefits that derive from such diversity. The Department of Teaching and Learning is committed to preparing educators to work toward equity and justice in a range of education settings, and against the exploitation, exclusion, and marginalization of humans. We aim to do so by combining well-informed educational approaches and teaching strategies with critical examination of relevant sociopolitical contexts.



Doctorate in computer science or technology education, or related field; evidence of scholarly accomplishments and publications and likelihood of future productivity; promise or history of external research support. Doctorate must be earned by the time of appointment. Candidates should possess theoretical expertise with research-based practices in computer science or technology education. Preferred qualifications include experience in education-based settings. Evidence of successful grant acquisitions or specific plans for grants seeking in the future will also be considered. Candidates are encouraged to include documentation of teaching ability.



Montclair State University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community that is representative of the State of New Jersey through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Montclair State University’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to thrive as a global citizen.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we are working to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the varied voices of our students, faculty, and staff. The University encourages candidates to apply who will contribute to the cultural tapestry of MSU and who value teaching a diverse student population, many of whom are first generation students.





Cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and representative publications, which can be uploaded during the application process.
Three letters of recommendation, which can be sent to:  [email protected] 

SALARY RANGE       Commensurate with experience    

STARTING DATE      August 28, 2023


APPLY BY:   The position is open until filled and application review begins immediately.



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