Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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Athens, WV

Concord University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Computer Science beginning August, 2019. Concord has recently revised its two computing degrees: Computer Science, and Computer Information Systems. The position requires the ability to teach a range of courses across both degree programs, but research specialization is open. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D in Computer Science or a closely related field. Applicants who are ABD or who hold a master’s degree in Computer Science may be considered as well.

Concord University is a public, liberal-arts institution with an enrollment of around 2000 students. The University is located in a scenic, small-town setting in the mountains of southern West Virginia with access to year-round outdoor recreation activities. Concord has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad representation of candidates including women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

The candidate will prepare and teach courses in a variety of different areas. Current course offerings include Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Mobile Development, and Game Development. The candidate must be an excellent communicator, demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, and assume an active role in formal and informal student advising. He/she will participate in departmental activities and University governance. The candidate will teach 12 credit hours per semester and will be expected to engage in scholarship that enhances his/her teaching; mentoring of undergraduate research is required.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field. Applicants who are ABD or who hold a master’s degree in Computer Science may be considered as well.

Required Skills:
Minimum of two years teaching experience, GTA experience is acceptable

Desired, but not required:
Strong mathematics background, particularly in Discrete Mathematics or Numerical Analysis is a plus. Ability to teach any of the following is a plus: Analysis of Algorithms, Game Development, Computer Graphics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, or Cyber Security.

Over 2 years, up to 3 years of Strong communication skills experience is needed.

How to apply

Requirements for Completed Application.

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • Unofficial copy of transcripts (The selected candidate will be required to submit: official copies of transcripts before time of appointment
  • Three references and their contact information (including a current address, phone number and e-mail address)
  • Teaching statement
  • Selected candidates for the position will be asked to first participate in a phone interview. Candidates selected from this interview will then be invited to campus. This visit will include a teaching demonstration by the candidate.
  • Review of materials will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date will be August 2019.
  • All application materials and/or questions should be submitted to website.
  • Master’s degree applicants must complete a Ph.D. within two years of starting in order to continue in the position.