Assistant Professor of Computer Science (F0070)

Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 02, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Company Description:

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia.

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour's drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students and 37,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.

Job Description:

The Department of Math and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Computer Science (#F0070) to begin August 2021. All areas of specialization will be considered.

Professional responsibilities include teaching 12 credit hours per semester of undergraduate courses, including introductory programming and upper-level computer science courses as well as courses in Longwood's Civitae Core Curriculum.

In addition to the primary responsibility of teaching, faculty are also expected to advise students effectively, to make service contributions, and to engage in scholarship and professional activity, including undergraduate research.

The Department, housed in the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences, offers Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics, with an option for a secondary education endorsement in the latter. Opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty in the Information Systems and Cyber Security program offered through Longwood's College of Business and Economics. The department supports a dedicated academic computing laboratory of Linux workstations for teaching and research. Students in the major have access to a complete Linux command line for developing software projects. For more information about the department, see


Terminal degree required. Ph.D. in Computer Science (or equivalent) preferred; Ph.D. in Mathematics or related field with Master's Degree in Computer Science considered. ABD in Computer Science with completion date by August 2021 also considered. Successful college teaching experience preferred. A demonstrated ability and commitment to working with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and constituents in support of the university mission is preferred.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, tenure-track, instructional faculty position. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or

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Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin December 1 and continue until position is filled. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and attach (under Resume) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, statement of teaching interests and philosophy which includes how the candidate serves diverse populations in the classroom, and names and contact details of three references.