Full-time Faculty: M.S. Computer Information Sciences

Harrisburg University seeks a full-time professor to support specialized concentrations in Software Engineering and Software Testing, Scientific Computing and Cybersecurity within the MS in Computer Information Sciences degree program.  Harrisburg University requires dedicated professionals who have the experience and desire to work in an active, collaborative and diverse environment that stresses high quality service delivery and an entrepreneurial spirit. Candidates must be committed to teaching the highest quality courses, developing applied research initiatives and supporting HU’s diverse, multicultural environment.

In conjunction with the existing faculty, the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching specific courses within the program, developing curriculum and providing academic and student support service to the university community. Faculty candidates must demonstrate their ability to introduce and incorporate new technologies and concepts into the classroom. HU faculty are expected to work closely with university administration to ensure that the curriculum is continually addressing market trends while also forging relationships with corporate entities to bridge the gap between the classroom and the business community. Candidates must be able to embrace the fast growth, collaborative approach to learning and the mission of the university.  Faculty are responsible for making presentations outside of the classroom to peers, administration and external partners to support various university initiatives.

To learn more about the Master of Science in Computer Information Sciences program at HU, please visit: http://harrisburgu.edu/csms-program-main/

Interested candidates should provide evidence of experience in teaching, instructional development and prior industry experience.  We are looking for entrepreneurs and leaders with solid industry and academic backgrounds who can shape our rapidly growing programs.


Interested Candidates should have:

  1. D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems and Information Technology, or a closely-related field;
  2. Programming Skills: Python, C and/or C++, knowledge of Java, C# and other programming languages preferred;
  3. Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of operating systems, computing system architecture, and cloud computing.
  4. Ability to initiate and supervise interdisciplinary, applied projects;
  • Experience in teaching and instructional development with prior corporate/industry experience is a plus.
  • Areas of specialization span the broad range of Computer and Information Science topics, including Cyber Security, Computer Programming, Algorithms, Scientific Computing, Computer Simulation, Software Engineering, etc.


Candidates interested in pursuing this opportunity, should email a cover letter, resume, teaching philosophy and research statement to the attention of:


Erin Hill, Executive Recruiter




Computer Information Sciences (CISC) Graduate Program at HU:

This 36-hour Master of Science degree in Computer Information Sciences provides the students with solid foundations of scientific and practical tools and methodologies to computation, its applications and emerging trends, in a variety of subdomain, to probe the frontiers of scientific and engineering knowledge in the industry.  By completing the core, students will acquire mastery of approaches including computing systems architecture, mathematical and data structures techniques for modeling simulation of complex systems; cluster computing and collaborative software development, and efficient methods for organizing, exploring, visualizing, processing and analyzing very large data sets.


Students in this program are expected to engage in activities oriented towards the key concepts in high performance computing: speedup, efficiency, the interplay between communication and computation, the impact of the storage hierarchy on performance, and algorithms.  In addition to required sessions covering pedagogy of the course curriculum, all students are required to complete a project for most of the specialized courses at the end of the semester.


The core courses in this master’s program provides students with solid foundations of scientific and practical tools and methodologies in computation, its applications and emerging trends, in a variety of subdomains, to probe the frontiers of scientific and engineering knowledge in the industry.  By completing the core, students will acquire the mastery of approaches including computing systems architecture, mathematical and data structures techniques for modeling and simulation of complex systems; cluster computing and collaborative software development; and efficient methods for organizing, exploring, visualizing, processing and analyzing very large data sets.


Software Engineering& Software Testing (SWET):

The SWET concentration is concerned with the application of theory, knowledge and practice to effectively and efficiently build reliable software systems that satisfy the requirements of customers and users in every computing application domain.  It benefits from the use of tools for managing software development; analyzing and modeling software artifacts; assessing and controlling quality; and for ensuring a disciplined, controlled approach to software evolution and reuse.  The program’s goal is to produce graduates able to test, evaluate and develop the most appropriate software tools, methods, and approaches for a given development environment.


Scientific Computing (SC):

The SC concentration draws on mathematics and computer science to provide the students with the tools, techniques, and theories required to solve complex problems in science and technology.  It is an exciting and rapidly evolving field that exploits the power of computation as an approach to major challenges on the frontiers of natural and social science and all engineering fields.  The focus on cross-cutting mathematical and computational principles important across disciplines.


Cybersecurity (CYBS):

The CYBS concentration is firmly grounded in computer science and emphasizes cyber operations knowledge with application to technical areas of cybersecurity.  The concentration’s goal is to produce graduates with a commanding knowledge of cybersecurity and cyberwarfare operations, of the applications, and of supporting technology in computer science, understand the mentality, motivations and techniques of hacking and ability to reverse engineer them is the heart of practice of this program.  The program provides a particular emphasis on technologies and techniques related to specialized cybersecurity and cyberwarfare activities, including data collection, software exploitation, analysis of malicious code and reverse engineering.  These technologies and techniques are critical to employers in data-intensive industries, as well as to intelligence, military and law enforcement organizations.



About Harrisburg University:

Harrisburg University offers an applied science and technology education for students who want a degree and a dedicated pathway to a career. Its focus is to educate career-minded individuals in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM careers), giving them the tools to succeed, while helping to shape their communities, locally and beyond. Our goal is to help stimulate economic growth in our region by establishing a STEM educated workforce — a necessary resource in today’s economy.



Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is an independent educational institution offering innovative academic and research programs in science and technology that respond to local and global needs.  The institution fosters a diverse community of learners, provides access and support to students who want to pursue a career in science and technology, and supports business creation and economic development.


Harrisburg University- At a Glance:

  • Only science and technology-focused comprehensive university between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
  • Private, non-sectarian, nonprofit, urban, teaching university
  • Located in the city of Harrisburg
  • Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: December 12, 2001
  • Chartered by Pennsylvania Department of Education: January 20, 2005
  • Inaugural class arrived August 29, 2005
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, June 22, 2009
  • 350 full- and part-time employees
  • Signature 16-story, $73 million, state-of-the-art Academic Center


Student Population:

  • The University’s total student enrollment for undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students: 6,300 as of January 1, 2019.
  • Undergraduate Student Body: 49% female, 53% minority
  • 98% of our students demonstrate financial need
  • Ranked in top 20 of US News & World Report’s ethnic diversity category for Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • HU places 92% of its graduates in family-sustaining careers in their fields of study within six months of graduation.
  • HU undergraduate student average debt upon graduating is $7,000 less than the national average student education debt.



  • Full-time faculty with Ph.D. or Terminal Degree: 100%
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees awarded in Analytics, Biotechnology and Biosciences, Computer and Information Sciences, Interactive Media, Management & eBusiness, Geospatial Technologies, and Integrative Sciences
  • Master of Science Degrees awarded in Analytics, Information Systems Engineering & Management, Learning Technologies, Computer Information Sciences, Project Management & Healthcare Informatics.
  • PhD awarded in Data Analytics – first student cohort began in Fall 2017. A PhD in ISEM (Information Systems Engineering Management) will begin its first cohort in Summer 2019.
  • Trimester system


Institutional Leadership:

A 30-member, independent, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees led by an Executive Committee governs Harrisburg University. The Board of Trustees delegates authority for day-to-day operations to senior management.


Notes of Distinction:

  • First private nonprofit science and technology-focused institution chartered in the Commonwealth since Carnegie Mellon University
  • Educational framework is competency-based, applied and experiential
  • Offers Central Pennsylvania’s only master’s degrees in IT Project Management or Learning Technologies
  • The University is a Project Management Institute® registered education provider
  • Home to the Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies, the Government Technology Institute, and the Geospatial Technology Center.
  • Co-PI on NSF-funded ADVANCE grant focused on the recruitment, retention, and development of women academics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines


Institutional Affiliations & Partnerships:

  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP)
  • Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania (TCCP)
  • Consortium agreements with:
  • Penn State University – USA
  • Francis University – USA
  • Ramnarian Ruia College – Mumbai, India
  • Acharya Institutes – Bangalore, India
  • Universidad Rey Juan Carlos – Madrid, Spain
  • The University College of the Cayman Islands – Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • EFREI, Engineering School of Information and Digital Technologies and Esigetel, Digital Systems and Communicating Objects – Paris, France
  • Universitat Internacional de Catalunya- Barcelona, Spain
  • Rede das Faculdades de Tecnología e Ciencias – Bahía, Brazil
  • St Aloysius College- India
  • Dayananda Sagar Institutions – Bangalore, India
  • Articulation agreements with:
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Community College of Baltimore County
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Alvernia University
  • Montgomery College
  • Community College of Philadelphia


About Harrisburg:

HU’s location in dynamic downtown Harrisburg connects people to a diverse and exciting community that is a wonderful place to call home. In 2010 Money Magazine rated Harrisburg as one of the nation’s top “Up and Coming Cities” and the area was ranked 12th in the “Best Places to Live” category in 2009 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.  In 2010, Forbes Magazine ranked Harrisburg as 5th among America’s most livable cities; and the area as #2 among America’s best places to raise a family. The Capital Region is home to over 600,000 residents, making it the 52nd largest statistical metropolitan area in the nation.


Harrisburg is also home to the Capitol of the Commonwealth of PA, and downtown Harrisburg is the center for commerce regionally with a thriving, bustling downtown community of which Harrisburg University takes its home in the center.  Strawberry Square, a downtown shopping center connected to our campus and new building, is the student center. The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts provides auditorium space and numerous cultural events. Restaurant Row and City Island provide countless dining, shopping, sporting and socializing events. We have worked with a local developer to renovate to buildings downtown Harrisburg that now serve as dormitory space. The scenic nature areas along the nearby Susquehanna River offer a relaxing escape from classes and are the site for local concerts, art festivals, and shows. It is also possible to tour Harrisburg’s many historic museums, workout at the local fitness clubs, visit the theatres or take in a minor league baseball game.