Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Software Engineering and Data Science

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All for the Common Good.


The Department of Software Engineering and Data Science in the School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with an expected start date of Spring 2025 or Fall 2025.

As one of the longest running graduate professional technology programs with over 5,000 alumni, the Department offers MS in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, and Information Technology. Successful candidates will contribute to the growth of the department through innovative and inclusive teaching and research at the graduate level. All applicants must have demonstrable skills necessary for excellence in teaching.

The School of Engineering is a student-focused institution with a strong practical curriculum.  We emphasize education that provides technical excellence with a significant emphasis on real world applications. Faculty at St. Thomas have the freedom to grow and pursue excellence in their area of passion as educators and researchers. St. Thomas’ location in the vibrant metro-area community of Minneapolis-St Paul provides for an outstanding balance of life and work.  Learn more about life as a faculty member at St. Thomas. Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 9,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

The School of Engineering actively seeks to attract, retain, and develop faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds to enhance the diversity of the learning community, and to offer our students richly varied perspectives.  The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our university mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

Additional information about the department and programs offered can be found HERE.


A PhD (U.S or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Data Science or related discipline is required; alternatively, ABD will be also considered with clear evidence of PhD completion by the date of appointment.

For full consideration, materials should be submitted online at www.stthomas.edu/jobs. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates will be asked to copy/paste a position-specific cover letter for the application, and include the following attachments:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A written statement of teaching philosophy

Candidates should complete the reference section of the application. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate. Full consideration will be given to applications received by: August 15, 2024.

To apply for this job please visit facultyemployment-stthomas.icims.com.