Assistant Professor of Computer Science/Data Science

Tennessee, United States
Competitive Salary
Sep 02, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Fisk University Assistant Professor position in Computer Science/Data Science (Tenure-Track or Tenured) provides an excellent opportunity to establish a rigorous academic career based on curriculum innovation, scholarly work and academic service. The individual should ensure that students meet high academic standards while providing a nurturing and learner-centered environment in the classroom, laboratory or research setting, and via diverse modalities of instructional delivery. The individual has demonstrated experience and expertise in curriculum innovation, interdisciplinary studies and innovative teaching strategies. Teaching and scholarly excellence in the areas of specialty will be a high priority. Additionally, the individual is strongly urged to integrate instruction with research and community service. The individual should be able to work productively with students and colleagues of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The service on University committees and contribution to the development of the University’s Mission and Vision is required. As Fisk University is in the booming downtown of Nashville, TN, there are collaborative opportunities with local high-tech industries. The department faculty members have successfully obtained several federally funded research grants (NSF/NIH) and the individual will have opportunities to establish a strong federally funded research program.


Primary responsibilities include teaching introductory and upper-division courses (12 credit hours per semester; and helping to develop and expand programs in Computer Science/Data Science. Excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level is essential. Understanding, support, and willingness to participate in the advancement of the liberal arts is required. An active research agenda that is open to participation of undergraduate and/or graduate students is expected. A Ph.D. in Computer Science, or a closely related field, is required.




Additional expectations of an Assistant Professor include participation in the Faculty Assembly, University service as an academic advisor or a student campus organization advisor and engagement in activities that generate professional development leading to demonstrated achievement and other mandatory campus events. The individual should express a zeal for and competence in grantsmanship and be supportive of the University’s thrust to increase sponsored programs and outside funding.


Extensive knowledge in Computer Science, Data Science or Information Technology. Proven excellence in teaching at the college level, genuine interest in teaching, collegiate behavior with peers and a sincere interest to extract the best from our students are important attributes of persons holding the position.




A doctorate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Data Science or relevant areas. The potential for excellence in teaching and research.


A doctorate degree in computer science or relevant areas.



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Additional Requirements: A background and/or credit check will be required of the successful applicant. An official transcript (if applicable) and names, addresses and phone numbers of three (3) references will be required of the successful applicant.


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