Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position, Department of Computer Science

Northeastern Illinois University is a primarily teaching institution with a teaching workload of three courses per semester (fall/spring). In addition to teaching, the candidate will be responsible for advising Master’s students on their projects or theses, keeping an active research agenda, and performing departmental and University-wide service. 

Currently, we have ten tenured/tenure track faculty. We have one of the largest departments on campus, around 400 undergraduate majors and 75 graduate students. Areas of research in the department include Bioinformatics, Human Computer Interaction, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Network Security, Data Privacy, and Complexity Theory.


Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field. Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching and ongoing scholarly activity. Applications are sought in all areas of computer science, although special consideration will be given to those with research interests in Computer Gaming, Software Engineering, and Cyber Security. Candidates should be able to teach courses in their area(s) of research as well as a wide variety of other courses that we offer.


  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • research statement
  • student course evaluations
  • three letters of reference (with at least one addressing teaching effectiveness)

Send to: computer-science@neiu.edu

Review of applications will begin Jan. 20, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Position starting August 2020.


Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University has three additional locations in the metropolitan area: the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern also is a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Regarded as the most diverse university in the Midwest, Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs. 

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University's positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.