With Florida Gulf Coast University experiencing double digit
enrollment increases and record high application volume, this is an
ideal time for innovative software engineering candidates to
consider a move to Southwest Florida, where the economy is strong
and poised for growth in the coming decade. FGCU enjoys strong
support from companies located in the region, including Arthrex,
Callminer, Gartner, and Lee Health as well as the real estate and
The ABET-accredited Department of Software Engineering in the U.A.
Whitaker College of Engineering seeks candidates to help meet the
strong demand for graduates to work in software applications,
cybersecurity and other computationally based industries as we
expand degree programs and collaborate with faculty in disciplines
such as computer and information sciences, mathematics, statistics,
bioinformatics, computational chemistry and others.
We are currently seeking two professors at the Assistant/Associate
rank, each possessing a Ph.D. in software engineering, computer
science, computer engineering or closely related field.
Successful candidates will teach, be involved in course and/or
curriculum development, take part in college and university
committees and initiatives and engage in community service. Help
strengthen and expand the course of this burgeoning department
located on FGCU’s lush 800-acre campus where sustainability is a
primary focus. A 125,000-squrefoot LEED-certified classroom and lab
building will open in the current academic year.
FGCU is a regional university with more than 15,000 students and
500 faculty. Situated in Southwest Florida between the Florida
Everglades and the Gulf of Mexico, it offers an exceptional
environment for living and learning. Half of the 800-acre campus is
preserved in its natural state and all students complete a course
in sustainability and an 80-hour community service requirement.
Southwest Florida provides an exceptional quality of life with lush
beaches, year-round recreational opportunities and a subtropical
climate. The region offers an ideal environment in which to raise a
Anticipated starting date is January 2, 2022. This search will
remain open until all positions are filled.
Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and
maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which
students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social
activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life
reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international
At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that
practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate
expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students
to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently
diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic
and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender
identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural
traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives
to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just
because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our
University stronger. The University community recognizes the
importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these
ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the
We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and
inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to
apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow
and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.
Essential Job Duties
Additional Job Description
- As an Assistant/Associate Professor of Software Engineering you
will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as
applicable; be involved in course and/or curriculum development;
develop and publish research/scholarship and seek funding;
participate on Department, College, and University committees and
- Florida Gulf Coast University is dedicated to quality
education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be
excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs;
committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in
improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology
including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and
provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching
assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within
- An earned Doctorate in Software Engineering, Computer Science,
Computer Engineering, or in a closely related field from a
regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation.
- ABD for the assistant rank will be considered if degree is
conferred by the start date. If the successful candidate is ABD,
appointment will be made at the Lecturer level on a fixed
- Candidates seeking appointment at the Associate Rank should
have demonstrable evidence of significant contributions in teaching
- Teaching, research, and professional service interests in
- Scholarship and/or industry experience in Software
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Teaching and research interests in disciplinary areas that
complement and/or supplement the expertise within the software
- Prior experience in teaching, research, industry, and/or
Special Instructions to Applicants
- Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate software
engineering courses, and mentor students.
- Ability to publish in regional, national, and international
venues appropriate to the discipline.
- Ability to deal effectively with a diverse range of learners
and to use information technology as a pedagogical and professional
- Have skills in working in a rapidly developing regional
comprehensive university with a focus on creating a
student-learning environment among diverse academic
- Potential for success and achieving excellence in university
teaching, scholarship, and service.
- Potential to develop grant proposals and seek extramural
funding – Assistant Rank.
- Evidence of success in seeking extramural funding – Associate
- Interest in collaborating both within and outside of the
university in the development and delivery of instruction.
- A commitment to collaborate with other faculty to develop a
shared vision of the future.
- Interest in collaborating both within and outside the
University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting
in improved student learning and/or scholarly activities.
- Must value continued scholarship and service to the department,
college, and university.
- Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity
of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and
Appointment will be made on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis
available January or August 2022.
Because applications and materials are subject to public review and
retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send
examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so.
Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks,
slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE
RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to
submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become
the property of FGCU.
Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available
for public review upon request.
Required Application Materials:
The position is listed as “open until filled”, however
applications received by September 15, 2021 will receive priority
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Curriculum Vitae
- Five (5) Professional References
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.