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Assistant/Associate Professor - 940728

East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
Competitive Salary
Date posted
Mar 1, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor
East Carolina University  

Vacancy #: 940728
Recruitment Range:  Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled


Organizational Unit Overview
The Computer Science department has ten tenured or tenure-track positions and employs fixed-term and adjunct instructors. Current areas of research in the department include software engineering, data management and mining, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive computing, information retrieval, programming languages, and computer science education. The department offers five degree programs: a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering, and Master’s degrees in Computer Science, Data Science, and Software Engineering. Approximately 500 undergraduate and 80 graduate students are enrolled in these programs.

East Carolina University is a Doctoral/Research-Intensive level university with an enrollment of over 29,000 students. We offer a distinctive educational experience based on a strong tradition of teaching excellence, comprehensive research, and regional outreach. The campus is located in Greenville, North Carolina, about 25 minutes from the Pamlico Sound, one-and-half hours either from the state capital (Raleigh) or the beaches of the Outer Banks.


Job Duties                              
The Department of Computer Science at East Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to begin August 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Computer Science Software Engineering, and Data Science, mentor diverse students, develop collaborative research, establish an externally funded research program, and publish scholarly work.


Minimum Education/Experience
Candidates are required to have a terminal degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Data Science from a regionally accredited institution and a demonstrated potential for developing a research program at ECU. ABD candidates will be considered and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to start date of initial employment. Rank will be commensurate with education and experience. For appointment as an Assistant Professor, candidates must have a conferred PhD and have indicators for success in building a robust, independent research program, effective teaching and advising, and service to the department. For appointment as an Associate Professor, candidates must fulfill the requirements of the appointment of Assistant Professor, including a conferred PhD, and demonstrate consistent and excellent achievements in research productivity, teaching, and professional service.


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
The department is particularly interested in strong candidates in areas including software engineering and data science. Preferred candidates have a demonstrated record of scholarly work and potential to establish a robust research program, dedication to high-quality teaching, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and commitment to collaborate with diverse internal and external groups.

Special Instructions to Applicant
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of four references, including contact information, online. In addition, please submit additional documents #1 and # 2: Statement of Research Interests/Plans (2 pages), and Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Experience, and Interests (2 pages). Additionally, original letters of reference will be collected through PeopleAdmin as required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to Ebony Applewhite-Wiggins, College of Engineering and Technology, 100 Science and Technology Building, Mail Stop 507, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858. The candidate of choice will also be required to submit an original official transcript.

Additional Instructions to Applicant       
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 940728 to ECU Human Resources at

Eligibility for Employment        
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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