Assistant Professor of Computer Science - WVU-TECH (Beckley)



West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), part of the WVU system of campuses located in Beckley, WV, is currently inviting applications and nominations for the following employment opportunity:

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems within the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences, seeks to hire a tenure track Assistant Professor in Computer Science for the academic year 2021-22. The department offers two degree programs: BS degree in Computer Science (CS) and BS degree in Information Systems (IS). Beginning from fall 2021 the department plans to add Cybersecurity area emphasis to the CS program. The position is 9-month, tenure track, full-time, and benefits-eligible.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching Computer Science and Cybersecurity courses for baccalaureate programs and service classes for other majors. The successful candidate will also be expected to pursue scholarly activities and perform other service associated with a faculty position.

Date of Appointment : August 13, 2021
Location : Beckley, WV
Deadline : Review of applications will begin immediately

WVU Tech is a regional division of the West Virginia University system and is located in Beckley, West Virginia. It boasts a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 17 students, allowing personalized attention in a supportive environment. WVU Tech is ranked first in the state for return on investment, and seventh in the nation in annual ROI for students paying in-state tuition. The campus is near state and national parks and numerous recreational opportunities.

WVU Tech offers a broad array of programs including four-year (BS) programs in Civil, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering; Computer Science; Information Systems; and BS degrees in Electronic Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology (Civil, Environmental, and Mechanical emphasis), and Industrial Technology.

More information about the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences can be found at: http://engineering.wvutech.edu/

Qualifications :

A PhD in Computer Science, PhD in Cybersecurity, or a terminal degree by the time of appointment is required. Ability to teach courses in both areas, Computer Science and Cybersecurity is required. ABD candidates will be considered. Commitment to teaching excellence, responsiveness to student needs, and good communication skills are essential.

Applications must include:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of all transcripts
  • Contact information for 3 references including telephone and email address


At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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