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Assistant Professor of Computer Science - Tenure Track

University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 25, 2023

Job Details

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Assistant Professor

Working Title
Assistant Professor of Computer Science - Tenure Track

220820-Computer Science & Cybersecurity

Pay Rate
Per faculty salary model.



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The Department of Computer Science and Cybersecurity at the University of Central Missouri is seeking qualified candidates for a tenure-track position with the rank of Assistant Professor Computer Science/Cybersecurity for a January 2024 or August 2024 start. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Software Engineering, or a closely related field. The primary responsibilities are teaching courses in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science, or Software Engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department of Computer Science and Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing departments within the College of Health, Science, and Technology at UCM . The department has 26 full-time faculty and offers undergraduate and master programs in Computer Science, Data Science, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, and Information Technology. Teaching is the primary duty of our faculty, but we also have a broad range of research interests, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data analytics, human computer interaction, data science, software engineering, and network forensics. We are looking for faculty excited by the prospect of shaping our departments future, working in a collaborative, supportive environment, and contributing to the sustained excellence of our programs.

About University of Central Missouri: The University of Central Missouri is a public comprehensive university with more than 11,000 students and is located 35 miles southeast of the Kansas City metropolitan area in Warrensburg, Missouri.The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity employer. We accept applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, or abilities. Minorities, women, disabled, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions: To apply online, go to . Apply to positions #997459. Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references should be submitted.

Initial screening of applications begins October 6, 2023, and continues until positions are filled.

Working hours:

Professional Faculty Hours

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

Full time, 9-month teaching position.

Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science and cybersecurity and developing new courses depending upon the expertise of the applicant and departmental needs, conducting research which leads toward peer-reviewed publications and/or externally funded grants, and program assessment. Expected to assist with departmental and university committee work and service activities, and advising majors.

Education & Formal Training
Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)

Other Education & Formal Training

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • Research expertise and/or industrial experiences in Cybersecurity or Computer Science
  • Demonstrated ability to teach existing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Ability to develop a quality research program and secure external funding.
  • Commitment to engage in curricular development/assessment at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • A strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and continued professional growth.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Computer Skills
Word-Processing, Presentation


Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

- Excellent collaborative skills.
- Competence in instructional technology.

Physical & Environmental Factors:

Special Working Conditions:
Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions

Ability to Keyboard
No keyboarding test required.
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. References
  3. Transcripts
  4. Vitae
  5. Teaching and Research Statement
Optional Documents


University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

The University of Central Missouri believes its responsibility is to enrich each student’s perspective through a cumulative experience that starts with academic rigor and integrates applied learning and servant-leadership opportunities. Our model of continuous learning allows each student to find and fulfill his or her own sense of purpose. By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

The University of Central Missouri has two campus locations, a site office at Whiteman Air Force Base and an online presence. Both UCM campuses are centrally located in Missouri, which means you're close to just about everything.

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