Overview

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.

Candidates are required to complete a Commonwealth of Virginia application and are also asked to electronically submit the following:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Research statement, and
  5. Contact information for three references

The deadline for applications is December 31, 2017.

For questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Stephen Davies, Chair, Department of Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences at stephen@umw.edu.

The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online application and related materials. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications or documentation will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, please contact the Recruitment Office at 540/654-1238.