Faculty, Computer Science

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 04, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title

Faculty, Computer Science, tenure track




College of Professional Advancement

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Work Location

Atlanta, GA

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Mercer University invites applications for a Faculty of Computer Science, a nine month, renewable tenure-track position in the College of Professional Advancement, beginning August 1, 2021.

The position is based at Mercer's Graduate and Professional Atlanta campus with teaching responsibilities at other Mercer locations and online. The individual selected for the position will teach courses and advise adult learners in support of undergraduate and graduate curriculum in software application development and human-computer interaction, information technology and informatics.

The individual selected for this position will have opportunities to build and shape academic programs to meet emerging technology needs and help students learn to adapt to rapidly changing environments in private and public sectors, while working in one of the fastest-growing technology economies in the U.S. The successful candidate will work within a collegial and active interdisciplinary department with faculty comprised of dedicated teachers and motivated researchers.

Responsibilities include teaching the equivalent of six or seven courses each academic year in traditional and non-traditional formats in eight-week sessions; advising students; mentoring students on research projects; actively serving department and college needs and on committees; developing research; and contributing to the University's mission.


A doctoral degree in computer science or closely related field from an accredited college/university is required. Rank will be determined based on the credentials of the selected candidate. Candidates must have evidence of exemplary teaching or potential for exemplary teaching in face-to-face and web-enhanced formats; evidence of research experience, scholarly writing, and potential for establishing a successful record of scholarly activity.

Professional experience in a computer science or software development position in corporate, government, or nonprofit organizations and credentials and/or experience in full stack application development, software engineering, database, artificial intelligence, and/or machine learning are desirable. Professional accomplishments that demonstrate creativity and energy, self-direction, and the ability to work with a highly motivated and diverse team are important attributes of the successful candidate.

Applicants with research-based knowledge and/or work experience in one or more of the following areas will be given preference: database, programming, application development, artificial intelligence, machine learning. A skillset in data science, health informatics, telehealth, or cyber security, data security, network security is of interest to the Department. Applicants with experience or an interest in teaching and advising non-traditional students will be given preference.

Mercer University's College of Professional Advancement is committed to serving post-traditional learners. Undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs are offered to adult learners seeking professional advancement into leadership roles in and beyond their communities. Programs provide students with distinctive, multidisciplinary experiences that integrate theory and practice. In addition to providing general education and elective courses for various colleges and schools at Mercer, the College of Professional Advancement offers degree programs in areas including technology, public safety, public and human services, leadership and administration, healthcare and liberal arts. Programs are offered on Mercer's campuses in Atlanta and Macon, as well as Regional Academic Centers in Douglas County and Henry County, and online. To learn more, visit professionaladvancement.mercer.edu.

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. With more than 8,700 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges on major campuses in Macon and Atlanta; medical school sites in Macon, Savannah and Columbus; and at regional academic centers in Henry and Douglas County, Mercer is classified as a Doctoral University with High Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutes of Higher Education and ranked among the top tier of national research universities by U.S. News & World Report. The Mercer Health Sciences Center includes the University's School of Medicine and Colleges of Nursing, Health Professions and Pharmacy. Mercer is affiliated with five teaching hospitals Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah; The Medical Center, Navicent Health, and Coliseum Medical Centers in Macon; and Midtown Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The University also has an educational partnership with Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins. It operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is one of only 286 institutions nationwide to shelter a chapter of The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation's most prestigious academic honor society; one of eight institutions to hold membership in the Georgia Research Alliance; and the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. www.mercer.edu.

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, References, Licenses/Certifications (Other)

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants should complete the brief online application and attach required documentation including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, copies of all professional licenses and certifications (Other), and names and contact information of three references.

Finalists may be asked to submit letters of recommendation. Unofficial transcripts may be requested from finalists as part of the recruitment process. Candidates must redact any personal or private information including, but not limited to, social security number, birthdate, race, or gender, before submitting the unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts will still be required from the hired candidate as instructed in the contract letter. Other documentation may be requested. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.