Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Department of Math and Computer Science (9-mo-TT)

Alabama, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 21, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for a faculty position in Computer Science beginning August 2021. This tenure track, 9-month appointment carries a 3-3 teaching load (courses are 4 credit hours).

Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related discipline (from an institution accredited by HLC, MSCHE, NECHE, NWCCU, SACSCOC or WSCUC) with sufficient graduate level computer science education to teach across the computer science curriculum; all specialties will be considered. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and colleagues is expected. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses across the computer science curriculum; advise students; be active in research; and provide departmental, college, university, and professional service.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has eleven full-time faculty members, and the computer science division offers an undergraduate major and minor in computer science along with a minor in bioinformatics.  The Department also collaborates with the School of the Arts on a new Bachelor of Science in game design and 3D animation.  Currently, the department has about 70 students as majors split between mathematics and computer science.

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 44 states and 30 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 2nd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

Review of applications will begin November 16, 2020 and applications will continue to be received until January 18, 2021.  Please submit an application letter, curriculum vitae with names and contact information of three references, description of teaching experience, description of research interests and activities, along with an application for faculty position and the faculty applicant Christian mission statement (links below).  Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.  The successful candidate must pass a background check.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position.  Samford University and Howard College of Arts and Sciences embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.

 “Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:

“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:

Please submit all materials in a PDF format to:

SUBJECT:  Asst. Prof. - Computer Science

Questions may be addressed to the Director of Computer Science, David Luginbuhl (

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