Assistant Professor of Computer Science



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Job description

Warrensburg, MO

School of Computer Science and Mathematics
Tenure-Track Position in Computer Science

Faculty Position in Computer Science
The School of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Central Missouri is accepting applications for two tenure-track positions in Computer Science at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin August 2020. We are looking for faculty excited by the prospect of shaping our school’s future and contributing to its sustained excellence.

The Position: Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science and cybersecurity and developing new courses depending upon the expertise of the applicant and school needs, conducting research which leads toward peer-reviewed publications and/or externally funded grants, and program accreditation/assessment. Faculty are expected to assist with school and university committee work and service activities, and advising majors.

Required Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Computer Science by August 2020
• All Computer Science fields will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with research expertise and/or industrial experiences in Cybersecurity, Game Development or Software Engineering
• Demonstrated ability to teach existing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
• Ability to develop a quality research program and secure external funding
• Commitment to engage in curricular development/assessment at the undergraduate and graduate levels
• A strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and continued professional growth
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

How to apply

The Application Process: To apply online, go to Apply to positions #997516 or #998332. The following items should be attached: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a teaching and research statement, copies of transcripts, and a list of at least three professional references including their names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses. Official transcripts and three letters of recommendation will be requested for candidates invited for on-campus interview. For more information, contact

Dr. Songlin Tian, Search Committee Chair
School of Computer Science and Mathematics
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(660) 543-4930
[email protected]

Initial screening of applications begins January 15, 2020 and continues until position is filled.
AA/EEO/ADA. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
UCM is located in Warrensburg, MO, which is 35 miles southeast of the Kansas City metropolitan area. It is a public comprehensive university with about 12,000 students. The School of Computer Science and Mathematics offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Software Engineering with over 1000 students. The undergraduate Computer Science and Cybersecurity programs are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The University of Central Missouri (UCM), Warrensburg, Missouri, was founded in 1871 as a normal school and has evolved from a state teachers college to a state college, and finally to a comprehensive university in 1972. The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education granted UCM a statewide mission in professional applied science and technology in 1996. The beautiful 156-acre main campus is located one hour from downtown Kansas City.