GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: A full-time faculty member, the Assistant Professor of Computer Science is primarily responsible for teaching a variety of undergraduate computer science courses both face-to- face and online. As a faculty member of WBU he/she will represent the University’s academic and spiritual emphases to the students, faculty, staff, and the community in a manner consistent with the University’s mission and purpose.


1.     Prepare and teach (24) semester hours of courses in computer science

2.     Maintain a minimum of 10 hours of office hours/week

3.     Academically advise undergraduate students and assist with registrations and recruiting events

4.     Assist the Dean and faculty members in developing new programs, reporting data, selecting textbooks, and developing syllabi

5.     Attend meetings and serve on University, Faculty, and School Committees; assist with graduations and attend scheduled faculty and staff meetings

6.     Mentoring students in appropriate undergraduate-level research projects

The above statements are not a complete list of responsibilities, tasks, and duties performed by employees in this position. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Mathematics and Sciences or the Vice President of Academic Affairs.


A commitment to and an agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.


Education, Certification and License:

Earned doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants currently enrolled in a doctoral program who have obtained a Master’s degree may also be considered.

Experience and Knowledge

1.     Recent experience teaching computer science courses in an accredited college or university setting

2.     Preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following qualifications:

a.     Experience with or interest in online course development and/or teaching

b.     Additional coursework or experience in teaching undergraduate mathematics

Skills and Abilities

1.   The ability to teach undergraduate computer science courses in object-oriented programming with preference given to applicants also qualified to teach database systems, web programming, and/or software engineering.

2.   Fluency in the English language with excellent writing and speaking skills

3.   The ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities with no direct supervision

4.   Proficiency with computers, technology, and related educational/classroom equipment

5.  A strong interest in teaching and leading in the growth and development of undergraduate students

6.  The ability and desire to apply Christian principles in the workplace

7.  An interest in directing student-centered undergraduate research

Additional Requirements:

1.   Endorsement by the Vice President of Academic Affairs

2.   Able to pass Background Checks


Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus,  external campuses, and the WBUonline Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.


Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.   If hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Employee must be able and willing to travel and teach at external campuses.  Must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver’s license.  Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver’s record.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes.