Assistant Professor-Computer Networks/Security
Position Title Assistant Professor-Computer Networks/Security External Link to Posting https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/19141 College College of Arts and Sciences Admin - 32000 College Dept/School Computer Science - 32331 Vacancy Number 16F-343 Position Number 3067 Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Department of Computer Science at University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Computer Networks/Security to begin August 2021. Duties include teaching in the undergraduate and graduate computer science programs, maintaining an active research program, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related area with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to the discipline required.
Applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Research with emphasis in Computer Networks, IoT, or related areas is preferred.
Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington and the Department of Computer Science promote diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and public. Thus, we seek candidates with experience or a demonstrated willingness to participate in teaching, mentoring, research, or service activities that promote the growth of an equitable, diverse, and inclusive academic environment.
Required Certifications or Licensure
No Required Certifications or Licensure
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Computer Science offers the following degree programs:
• a B.S. in computer science,
• an interdisciplinary B.S. in information technology,
• an interdisciplinary B.A. in digital arts,
• an interdisciplinary M.S. in computer science and information systems, and
• an interdisciplinary M.S. in data science.
The Computer Science Department currently has eighteen full-time faculty members and one visiting scholar (http://uncw.edu/csc).
The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit, employing 450 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members and awarding approximately two-thirds of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts & sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.
The College’s twenty-five units offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as Africana studies, Asian studies, Forensic studies, Latin America studies, Middle East & Islamic studies, Native-American studies, and Women’s and Gender studies, among others.
Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College’s departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the College gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career.
In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum that comprises the UNCW’s University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, diversity and inclusion, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives.
Graduate degrees awarded in the College of Arts and Sciences include the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Biology and Psychology). In addition, the nationally awarded Graduate Liberal Studies program offers a personalized curriculum of interdisciplinary study leading to the Master of Arts. Post-baccalaureate certificates in Applied Statistics, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science, Conflict Management and Resolution, Gender Studies and Hispanic Studies are available. Graduate programs in the College are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching or for further study at the doctoral level.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
Special Notes to Applicants
Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on January 8, 2021, the position closing date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.uncw.edu/ and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vita
3. Combined Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
4. Teaching Philosophy – Statement of Teaching Philosophy
5. Research Summary – Summary of Research Plans
6. Statement of Diversity and Inclusion – Statement that addresses how the candidate’s cultural, experiential, or academic background contributes to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.
Note that letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements.
Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications.
References will be requested during the screening process. Please direct questions concerning the search to Clayton Ferner, Chair, Computer Networks/Security Search Committee, at email@example.com. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Katie Shuler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Type Permanent Job Posting Date 10/23/2020 Job Close Date 01/08/2021 Applicant Documents
- Curriculum Vita
- Cover Letter
- Combined Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
- Teaching Philosophy
- Research Summary
- Statement of Diversity and Inclusion
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
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