Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure-track

College of Engineering and Technology

Department of Computer Science

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Duties and Responsibilities

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.

Required Qualifications

Qualified candidates must hold an earned doctorate from an accredited college or university with major studies in public relations, journalism, digital media, communications, liberal arts or a related field is required. This position requires strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and training/programming skills; considerable knowledge of public relations, publicity, printing and design, digital media and principles, concepts and techniques and a strong commitment to serving a diverse university population. The Graduate Coordinator must be able to manage multiple projects, work independently, write and coordinate grants, and successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously; must demonstrate ability to program, to present ideas, materials and concepts creatively; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and to work within program objectives, deadlines and budget limitations.

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. 

Preferred Qualifications

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

How to Apply

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

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Department of Computer Science

Salary Range

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Date Posted


Closing Date

Open until filled.