Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science

Arkansas, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 09, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science

About Arkansas Tech
Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech is a state supported comprehensive institution, maintaining regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and classification as a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) level III institution. It is the third-largest in the state with an enrollment close to 12,000 students. The Russellville campus, located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, is just one hour from the capital city of Little Rock and boasts a charming blend of historic and modern architecture, including beautiful grounds and greenery.  Offering over 100 undergraduate degree programs and more than 25 graduate degree programs across seven academic colleges and two campuses, Arkansas Tech strives to provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community.  For more information about Arkansas Tech University and the surrounding community, please visit our website at to find our “Live Here” informational resources.

Position Summary
There are multiple openings for full-time, tenure-track positions in the Department of Computer and Information Science that will support the computer science, cybersecurity, and information technology degree programs. The successful candidate(s) will teach undergraduate courses in computer science, cybersecurity, information technology, and related fields. Although candidates with expertise in all areas of computer science are welcome to apply, those capable of teaching core courses, such as data structures in C++, operating systems, and computer organization, advanced security courses, and computer networking are highly desired. Additionally, being able to teach in-person, online and hybrid is expected. Anticipated start date is August 2, 2021.

The Department of Computer and Information Science, located on the Russellville campus, is the oldest department in the state offering Computer Science and Information Systems Baccalaureate degrees. The department delivers a Master of Science in Information Technology degree, five Bachelor of Science degrees (Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Cybersecurity, Information Systems, and Information Technology), and two Associate degrees (Applied Science in Cybersecurity and Applied Science in Information Technology). The programs leading to the BS in Computer Science and the BS in Information Systems are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, teach and assess undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Engage students in high-impact learning practices
  • Provide impactful departmental, college, university, and professional service to the university, community and state
  • Effectively advise/mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Perform research that leads to publications in journals and conferences
  • Develop a sustainable scholarship program including seeking external funds to support the program


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to teach a variety of computer science, cybersecurity, and information technology courses
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

Minimum Requirements
Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in computer science or a closely related field or if ABD the degree must be awarded by December 31, 2021


Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Participation in community outreach programs
  • Experience in ABET accreditation
  • Industry experience in computing
  • Experience in online teaching
  • Evidence of or potential for fostering an inclusive environment for diverse populations
  • Record of research in quality journals and conferences
  • Record of obtaining external grants


Work Location, Environment, and Physical Demands
Department of Computer and Information Science, Russellville campus

What to Submit
Letter of application that addresses the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement, research statement, contact information for three professional references, and unofficial copies of all transcripts

To be considered for the position of Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science, all applications must be received and processed through our applicant tracking system Cornerstone prior to the closing date on March 9, 2021 before 6:00 pm central time.

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These position are subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Arkansas Tech University is an AA/EOE employer committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.