Website University of Detroit Mercy

Position Classification

FT Faculty UDMPU (9 month)


Position Summary

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering & Science invites applicants for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant or associate level in Computer Science starting August 16, 2024. The University of Detroit Mercy is dedicated to the goal of building a supportive, diverse, and inclusive academic community, with a commitment to experiential and community engaged learning. Our excellent student outcomes led to recognition by the Wall Street Journal Best Colleges report, ranking UDM 2nd in Michigan and 52nd nationally. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, experience, and service that they can contribute to the Mission of the University and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


The successful candidate will be an effective and enthusiastic teacher-scholar, developing innovative hands-on teaching strategies and curriculum for undergraduate and graduate courses and laboratories. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to our efforts to provide support and opportunities for underrepresented students majoring in science and engineering disciplines.


Computer Science and Software Engineering are housed in the Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department and offer a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a Master of Science in Software Engineering, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Science, and minors in Bioinformatics and Computer Science, and supports the Graduate Certificate in Vehicle Cyber Engineering. The small classes, excellent facilities, and close collegial relationships make teaching at Detroit Mercy exciting and rewarding. The College’s faculty forms a vibrant community of teaching scholars with a strong focus on professional and academic mentorship of students.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Faculty are expected to teach a variety of courses based on the needs of the department and students. In addition, faculty are expected to develop a research program involving the supervision of undergraduates and graduates, seek external funding, and publish in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings.


Minimum Qualifications

An Earned doctorate in Computer Science or a related discipline by the time of appointment.
Commitment to innovative, evidence-based teaching strategies that enhance student learning outcomes.
Flexibility in teaching different computer science and software engineering courses both at undergraduate and graduate levels based on the department’s need.
Active research agenda with a record of recent scholarly publications.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace or community.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching computer science courses at post-secondary level or equivalent instructional experiences.
Industry experience
Experience and knowledge in Cybersecurity, Computer Security, or Network Security.
Commitment to students’ holistic development, including encouraging students to reflect and engage with computer science in a broader social context.
Evidence indicating the promise of service to the department, college, university, community, and profession.

Physical Requirements

Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).


Work Environment

Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.


Salary/Pay Information

Commensurate with experience


Instructions for Applicants

Candidates must apply by completing an application and uploading materials. Materials must include: 

(1) A detailed cover letter describing the ways your background addresses the required and preferred qualifications;

(2) One-page teaching philosophy statement; 

(3) One-page statement of your research plans that specifically addresses the inclusion of undergraduate students;

(4) One-page diversity statement describing your commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice,

(5) Updated Curriculum Vitae,

(6) the names and contact information of three professional references. Please do not include any letters of recommendation—they will be requested for all semi-finalists


Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration applications should be received by January 15, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private University, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The University seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University’s mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds. The college is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s mission of providing excellent, student-centered education, including women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Inclusivity is Our Priority: We are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Your unique background and experiences will enrich our academic community and help us push the boundaries of innovation in Computer Science and Software Engineering.


Inspire the Next Generation: Our students come from diverse backgrounds and are eager to learn. By joining us, you will have the chance to inspire and educate the next generation of computer scientists and software engineers.

Collaboration and Support: You’ll be part of a supportive community of academics who are passionate about their fields. Collaborate with like-minded experts to drive innovation and create a better future.