Assistant Professor - Computer Science

Dec 11, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor—Search #67527
Department of Computer Science
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Computing

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor. This position will be based on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the Department of Computer Sciences offers an on-campus Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Computer Science, and a hybrid format Master of Science in Computer Science. The B.S. program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor position requires undergraduate and graduate teaching, service, and research responsibilities, as well as a terminal degree in Computer Science. The successful candidate will be required to: (1) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; (2) supervise MS-level theses and undergraduate projects; (3) pursue scholarly activities (including externally-funded research and disseminating it through high quality, peer-reviewed publications); (4) engage in academic mentoring; (5) assist in program assessment and execution of the department's continuous improvement plan; (6) participate in appropriate professional service; and (7) participate in professional activities and organizations. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
  • A terminal degree in Computer Science by August 1, 2018
  • Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching and scholarly activities
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, research and professional service
  • Ability to collaborate in multi-disciplinary research
  • Expertise in at least one of the following areas: cybersecurity, networking or data sciences

    Screening of applications begins February 1, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; a brief teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, a list of courses the candidate is qualified to teach, and any evidence of teaching effectiveness); a brief research statement (including an outline of research goals and plans); and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent via e-mail (as a single PDF file) to:

    Dr. Jim Harris, Search Chair, Search #67527
    Department of Computer Science
    Georgia Southern University
    Phone: 912-478-7375

    More information about the institution is available through or (before Jan. 2, 2018) or (starting Jan. 2). Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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