Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Job Description Summary
The Department of Computer Science at Florida Polytechnic
University invites applications for an Assistant Professor with
broad teaching capacity that supports both undergraduate degrees
and graduate degrees. The Computer Science department is home to
the largest undergraduate program in the University which delivers
an ABET accredited degree in Computer Science with specialization
areas in Game Development, Cyber Security, Software Engineering,
and Autonomous Systems. Successful applicants must be capable of
teaching a range of classes in the curriculum, at all levels, and
ideally would contribute to instruction focused in at least one of
the following areas: graphical interactive programs,
Cyber-Security, Autonomous Systems, Software Engineering, and
This position is part of a strategic expansion of the department
that will add approximately eight faculty to the current thirteen
faculty members that comprise the department faculty. The
department also delivers a Masters of Science degree in Computer
Science and the expansion of the faculty will be critical to
growing the size of this graduate program.
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop a highly
successful teaching and research program, attract independent
research funding, publish the results of their research studies in
leading scientific journals of their discipline, supervise graduate
and undergraduate students, and to teach effectively at both the
graduate and undergraduate level courses. In addition, the
candidates are expected to assist in the education mission of the
department and to provide whatever academic service is requested to
by the Chair of the Department.
DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field (degree
must be acquired by the starting date for the position)
DESIRED / PREFERRED AREAS OF Teaching and Research
- Teaching and/or relevant research/industry experience
- Participation as a student or faculty in a US higher education
- Demonstrated ability to conduct independent and
interdisciplinary funded applied research.
- Experience in curriculum delivery and development
- Experience with students’ academic mentoring
- Experience in program assessment and execution of a continuous
- Active participation in professional activities and
- Prior professional US experience with progressive
- Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with
diverse campus community.
ABOUT FLORIDA POLY:
- Game Development and Simulation (Computer Graphics, Game
- Software Engineering (Software Verification and Quality
Assurance, Software Design and Architecture, etc.).
- Information Assurance & Cyber Security (Applied
Cryptograph, Ethical Hacking, etc.).
- Other Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning,
Computer Vision, Autonomous/Smart Systems.
Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and is
the twelfth university in the Florida State University System. The
University was created as a STEM-focused public university that
offers high-value undergraduate and graduate degrees and that has
intentional industry connections with a focus on economic
development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated to preparing
students for the competitive STEM workforce, Florida Polytechnic
University blends traditional subject matter mastery with problem
solving and laboratory experiences to provide students with
learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and a
career of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses in
small class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to faculty
experience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and research
Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term defined
appointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, that
substantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment and
progression in rank upon completion of a significant review of
Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-modern
campus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway between
Tampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines small
town comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor is
home to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has more
than 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college.
Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World,
Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thriving
performing art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and home
values increasing 14.3% on average over the past year, Lakeland and
central Florida continue to rise among the best places to live and
EXPECTED STARTING SALARY:
Commensurate with experience and
APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE
- Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the positions are filled.
- Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work
in the United States. This proof must be provided prior to
employment at the University. An appointment is not final until
proof is provided.
: All Applicants are required to submit
the following in PDF format to the Florida Polytechnic Careers
- Cover letter and Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Research Interests
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- List of at least 3 professional references (names and contact
- Unofficial copy of the Ph.D./M.Sc. transcript
Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access
institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide
equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to
all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for
admission, students, and others affiliated with the University)
without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,
religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,
veteran status or genetic information.
Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:
Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be
sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before
continuing through the application.
Once your application
has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional
attachments will not be considered.
An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during
the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the
official transcripts are required upon hire.
Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States
require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript
evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an
accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached
with the application and submitted by the application
All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of
the job announcements.
This position requires a background check, which may include
a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute