Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure-track

Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Technology

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The incumbent will be expected to teach graduate level online courses for the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program (CGEP); will teach undergraduate and graduate face-to-face/online courses in Computer Science (CS) for majors and non-majors; will assist with the further development of the CS program by actively contributing to the continuous improvement and ABET accreditation processes, curriculum development, and recruitment & retention efforts; will provide academic advisement; will participate in scholarly and research endeavors; will solicit support for the CS program by engaging in grant writing; and serve on departmental, school and university committees.

A Doctorate (or obtained by appointment date) in Computer Science or a related field is required.  The department is seeking to fill positions to strengthen its foci in Cyber Security; Cyber Physical; Networking; Artificial Intelligence; BlockchainIoT; and Cloud Computing.  Candidates must be student-focused and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education along with a demonstrated ability to pursue scholarly activities; must have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; experience with sponsored research and innovative pedagogy is a plus; must demonstrate a willingness to support the ABET continuous improvement process; must have demonstrated ability to establish an externally-funded research program; and must have the ability to work with a diverse faculty and student population from diverse backgrounds is required. 


Candidates at the Assistant Professor rank are preferred. Online teaching certification is preferred.


Virginia State University only accepts applications through the online state Recruitment Management System (RMS) at  Resumes do not substitute for a complete online application. Faxed, e-mailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Interested persons must attach a letter of interest and current resume/vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references. Your name and the position number (FO665) must be clearly identifiable on each item submitted. Official transcripts and three (3) letters of reference will be required prior to employment. Official college transcripts and three (3) letters of reference will be required upon employment.

This recruitment is open until positions are filled.

The selected candidate(s) may be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting. The candidate will be required to complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.

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