Assistant/Associate Professor Computer Science

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 17, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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Commensurate with experience

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College of Arts and Sciences


Computer Science 

General Description of Position

The University of Mary Washington invites applications for a tenure-track position in computer science, at the assistant professor or associate professor level, to begin August 16, 2021. Our close-knit team of eight faculty specializes in working with eager undergraduate students in small classes and in one-on-one mentoring settings. Professors get the opportunity to teach a variety of computer science subjects and also to work hands-on with selected students on research projects of their choosing, often resulting in co-publication with undergraduates. We encourage innovative pedagogy, place value on research in computer science education, and foster a teamwork approach to teaching. Highly qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate dedication to effective teaching and high-impact learning in an inclusive environment that embraces diverse talents and backgrounds.

The candidate must either have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field or ABD with substantial progress toward completing her/his dissertation. Passionate teachers in all subdisciplines of computer science will be considered; those with a research interest in security, information assurance, cryptography, or data science are especially encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching at the undergraduate level, the ability to teach a variety of computer science topics, and an interest in involving undergraduates in research. The normal teaching load is three sections per semester in small classes.

Faculty are expected to engage in scholarly/professional development; perform service in support of the students, the program, and the institution; and be committed to continuous curricular enhancement in response to changing needs and expectations. Candidates must also have effective oral and written communication skills.

Area of Expertise

security, information assurance, cryptography, or data science are especially encouraged to apply

Required Qualifications 

Ph.D. in computer science or related field with significant formal academic work in computer science (at least 24 graduate hours in computer science) or ABD with evidence of progress toward completion. Ph.D. must be earned by the end of the first contract year, no later than May 15, 2021.
Application materials must include a cover letter, CV, a statement on teaching interests and philosophy, a statement on research interest, and contact information for 3 references.
Effective communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in security, information assurance, cryptography, or data science.
Commitment to undergraduate education.
Successful and demonstrable teaching experience in computer science at the undergraduate level.
Breadth of teaching experience.
A view of computer science consistent with the goals of the department and the mission of the college.
Interest in teaching and developing courses across the curriculum.
Potential for successful professional achievement or development within the area of computer science and an interest in involving undergraduates in research.
Experience supervising undergraduate research projects, individual study projects, or internships.

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Additional Applicant Instructions

The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online application and related materials. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications or documentation will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, please contact the Recruitment Office at 540-654-1238.

AAEEO Statement

The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.


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