16 days old
2017-11-292017-12-29

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The University of Mary Washington invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, tenure track, to begin August 16, 2018. Our close-knit team of seven faculty specializes in working with eager undergraduate students in small classes and in one-on-one mentoring settings. Professors get the opportunity to teach a variety of computer science subjects and also to work hands-on with selected students on research projects of their choosing, often resulting in co-publication with undergraduates. We encourage innovative pedagogy, place value on research in computer science education, and foster a teamwork approach to teaching. Highly qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate dedication to effective teaching and high-impact learning in an inclusive environment that embraces diverse talents and backgrounds.

The candidate must either have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field or ABD with substantial progress toward completing her/his dissertation. Passionate teachers in all subdisciplines of computer science will be considered; those with a research interest in security, information assurance, or cryptography are especially encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching at the undergraduate level, the ability to teach a variety of computer science topics, and an interest in involving undergraduates in research. The normal teaching load is three sections per semester in small classes.

Faculty are expected to engage in scholarly/professional development; perform service in support of the students, the program, and the institution; and be committed to continuous curricular enhancement in response to changing workplace needs and expectations. Candidates must also have effective oral and written communication skills.

Requirements

Ph.D. in computer science or related field with significant formal academic work in computer science (at least 24 graduate hours in computer science) or ABD with evidence of progress toward completion. Ph.D. must be earned by the end of the first contract year, no later than May 15, 2019.

Application materials must include CV, statement on teaching interests/philosophy, statement on research interest, and contact information for 3 references.

Effective communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in security, information assurance, or cryptography.
  • Commitment to undergraduate education.
  • Successful and demonstrable teaching experience in computer science at the undergraduate level.
  • Breadth of teaching experience.
  • A view of computer science consistent with the goals of the department and the mission of the college.
  • Interest in teaching and developing courses across the curriculum.
  • Potential for successful professional achievement or development within the area of computer science and an interest in involving undergraduates in research.
  • Experience supervising undergraduate research projects, individual study projects, or internships.

Categories

  • Education and Research

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