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Assistant Professor - Department of Computer Science

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor—Search #67885
Department of Computer Science
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing

The Department of Computer Science in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for two tenure-track Assistant Professors of Computer Science.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution's goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, Georgia Southern University's Department of Computer Science offers an on-campus Bachelor of Science degree (accredited by CAC of ABET) with a major in Computer Science and a hybrid-format Master of Science degree (ranked 21st by U.S. News and World Report) with a major in Computer Science. The BS program has specializations leading to certifications in multiple domains, including Network and Computer Security, Game Programming, Software Engineering, and Broadband and Mobile Systems. The department has strong relationships with many local companies. A senior capstone project program sponsored by these companies enhances our students' educational experiences and provides faculty with ongoing opportunities for interaction with industry.

Due to our successful educational programs and our ambitions in research, the Department of Computer Science is expanding and actively searching for two motivated and committed tenure-track Assistant Professors. The department is seeking candidates in the broad areas of Software Engineering, Big Data, Computer Networks, Game Programming, Cybersecurity, Computer Architecture, and Pervasive Computing, although outstanding candidates in other related areas will also be considered.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the 10-month tenure track positions are required to 1) offer undergraduate and graduate courses; 2) conduct quality research leading to peer-reviewed publications in well-regarded venues and pursuit of external funding; and 3) provide service to the department, College, University, and professional committees and communities. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field from an accredited institution by August 1, 2022
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of the potential for quality research
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline

    Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
  • All work for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the University for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant University community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.
  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

    Screening of applications begins December 1, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Dr. Y. Daniel Liang, Search Chair, Search #67885
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail:
    Telephone: (912) 478-7646

    More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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