Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Software Engineering Department
Pennsylvania State University, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
United States


Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

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Computer Science and Software Engineering Department


The Computer Science and Software Engineering Department at Penn State Behrend invites applicants for a tenure track faculty position starting fall 2018 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking applications from candidates with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education and research scholarship. A Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field is required. Candidates should have the ability to teach computer science courses including artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, machine learning and reinforcement learning, and courses in game design, development, and game AI. Candidates should be experienced in a variety of game engines, especially Unreal and Construct. At least three years college teaching experiences in game development and other computer science courses such as artificial intelligence are required. Candidates should have developed a program of research in the areas of machine learning and gaming AI applications. Salary is competitive. Penn State Behrend ( is a comprehensive four-year and residential college of Penn State, located in Erie, Pennsylvania. The college is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and outreach, and prides itself on the balance it achieves between teaching and research. Located on a beautiful, wooded hilltop campus, Penn State Behrend offers its 5,050 undergraduate and graduate students an inspiring and technologically advanced environment characterized by close student/faculty interaction. The School of Engineering has over 1,600 students in our ABET accredited programs. Erie, a metropolitan area of 280,000, is located on Lake Erie`s beautiful Presque Isle Bay. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, including Pennsylvania’s most popular state park. Erie County is a major industrial, medical, service, and tourism center, and is within a two-hour drive of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. Residents benefit from a rejuvenated Bayfront District while enjoying a modest cost of living and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the area. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send a complete resume, a brief statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and the names of three references to the link below. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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