Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

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Position Number F64910 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Open Working Title Instructor/Assistant/Associate/Professor School/Unit College of Engineering Department Computer Science Number of Months 9 Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No
Mission or Goal of Unit

To value discovery and creativity of our entire engineering community; students, faculty and staff; to value diversity of ideas of our engineering community; students, faculty and staff; to value personalized attention in teaching, learning, and service to all of our constituents including our students; their families, our industrial partners and collaborators, and colleagues throughout the university and business communities; and to value the significant and positive impact of our people and ideas in the promotion of regional and global prosperity involving research and life sciences. In addition all goals and objectives of the College of Engineering complement the Mission of the University.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

To provide personalized attention in teaching, learning and service to all constituents and to advance discovery and creativity of the entire engineering community.

The Department of Computer Science of the College of Engineering (CoEgr) at Virginia Commonwealth University ( VCU ) has multiple faculty term (non-tenure-track) openings at all ranks. As part of a premier research university situated in Virginia’s capital city, VCU’s computer science department has bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs and collaborates closely with many VCU schools and departments including numerous health care investigations with researchers on VCU’s MCV campus. Additional information about the department’s programs and faculty may be found at

VCU is a Carnegie-classified very high research activity university, and is one of the top 100 universities in the U.S. in federal R&D expenditures. The CoEgr is in an extensive growth stage. Since 2008 it has doubled the number of its faculty and is slated to open a state-of-the-art research facility in 2020. Embarked on rapid growth, the computer science department currently has 26 tenure-track, tenured and term faculty members.

This is a teaching-intensive, 9-month position renewable annually. Teaching responsibilities will be in the core undergraduate courses in all areas of Computer Science. Other responsibilities will include course and curriculum development, advising students, and serving on committees. Faculty member is expected to provide high quality instruction and to develop new courses as necessary.

Position Responsibilities

This is a teaching intensive, 9 month position.
-Teaching: Faculty member is expected to provide high quality instruction in computer science undergraduate and graduate courses and to develop new courses as necessary based on department needs.
-Service: The candidate will be expected to provide high quality service to the department, college, university and professional community.

Required Qualifications

- An earned Ph.D. in computer science or closely related discipline
-Demonstrated ability to teach computer science courses at the undergraduate level.
-Candidates should demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and potential for an outstanding career in teaching.
- The College of Engineering at VCU supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment.

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience teaching courses in basic programming languages is highly desired.
-Ability to supervise capstone design projects.

Date Posted 04/23/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience. In addition, please submit application materials via VCU eJobs at

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching interests, and the names and contact information for three professional references uploaded in a single .pdf format in the “other document” section to:

Review of applications will begin May 23, 2021 and the position is expected to start in August 2021.

Please contact Dr. Preetam Ghosh, Chair of the Search Committee, at with any questions.

Posted Salary Quick Link Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here . Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
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