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Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology (Tenure-Track)

Athens State University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 13, 2024

Job Details

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology (Tenure-Track)

Athens State University

Closing Date:

Job Duties:
In addition to the adhering to the general faculty guidelines, as specified by the Employee Handbook, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs, duties include:


  • Teaching a variety of upper-division (junior/senior) courses in support of Computer Science and Information Technology programs,
  • Teaching a variety of graduate courses in support of the Computer Science and Cybersecurity programs,
  • Overseeing graduate student projects and thesis research,
  • Developing and delivering courses in a variety of modes, including traditional, blended, and online courses that ensure quality and effective assessment,
  • Working with a range of students in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Cybersecurity to assist them in achieving academic and career success,
  • Engaging in professional development and/or scholarship appropriate for a teaching institution to maintain currency in disciplinary field(s),
  • Holding office hours and advising students,
  • Serving on committees and accreditation efforts,
  • Contributing to the University's mission in terms of undergraduate teaching, research, creative activities, etc., and
  • Assuming any other professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by administrative personnel.

Required Qualifications:
  • An earned Ph.D. or ABD with degree conferred by start of hire in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related area of Computing from a regionally accredited institution,
  • Strong foundation in core Computer Science and Information Technology concepts, including but not limited to programming and the capability to teach multiple courses that utilize different programming languages.
  • Strong foundation in Cybersecurity and Computer Networking concepts, with ability to teach a wide range of technical skills in courses in Cybersecurity, computer Science, and Information Technology.

The Computer Science and Information Technolgy faculty support four programs, two ABET-accredited undergraduate programs and two online graduate programs. The Information Technology program is one of three programs accredited in the entire state. Our faculty are currently involved in research areas of Natural Language Processing, Modeling and Simulation of Cyberattacks. Digital Humanities, and Data Mining and Analysis. Faculty have the opportunity to work with both undergraduate and graduate students on research.

Salary Schedule:
Salary Band: AS240To view salary schedules, visit: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

About Athens State University
Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.


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