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Visiting Assistant Professor Of Computer Science

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 12, 2024

Visiting Assistant Professor Of Computer Science

Dana Engineering Building

Position Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Position Type:
Full time

Dana Engineering Building

Faculty Exempt

Job Summary:
The Department of Computer Science at Bucknell University welcomes applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin in the fall semester of 2024.

Job Duties:

The Department of Computer Science at Bucknell University welcomes applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin in the fall semester of 2024. This position will support undergraduate Computer Science programs by delivering core computer science courses, including at least one within the topics of Computer Organization, Operating Systems, or Networks & Security. We encourage applications from individuals with expertise in any field of Computer Science, and we strongly encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education to apply. Our department is collegial and collaborative, and we look forward to welcoming, supporting, and mentoring new colleagues in all aspects of their responsibilities.

This full-time position has a 6 course annual teaching load, which entails a combination of lecture and lab sections. While there are no specific expectations for scholarship or service, visiting faculty members are encouraged to participate in scholarly and service opportunities. This could include active engagement in day-to-day departmental discussions and operations involving curriculum, assessment, student well-being, outreach, and development.

As full members of the Faculty, visiting faculty enjoy comprehensive access to Bucknell's resources for teaching and learning development. Additionally, they receive professional development support, including conference travel and participation funding. This ensures that our faculty members have the opportunity to stay current in their field and contribute meaningfully to their academic community.

This role is an exceptional opportunity for individuals to hone their teaching skills in a nationally ranked engineering college at a highly selective, primarily undergraduate liberal arts institution. Each faculty member will be paired with a mentor to facilitate professional growth, providing individual support and valuable guidance on navigating the university's structure and higher education in general.

Application Instructions

We will begin reviewing applications on March 18, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Application requires:
  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching philosophy (3 pages maximum)
  • contact information for three confidential references

Your application should establish your interest in working at a primarily undergraduate liberal arts institution and how your experiences, knowledge, skills, or past accomplishments will contribute to the Department's and University's equity and inclusive excellence goals.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field by the start of employment.



Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
  • Flexible scheduling options determined by role;
  • Medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
  • An outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
  • Full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
  • A comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
  • A myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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