Computer Information Systems - Assistant Professor

Ferrum, Virginia
Jan 24, 2018
CIS - Assistant Professor
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The School of Social Sciences and Professional Studies at Ferrum College invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant or associate professor rank in our Computer Information Systems (CIS) Program.  The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of faculty as the CIS program works towards attaining NSA/DHS CAE-4Y designation.  In addition to more typical job duties, this faculty member will play a key role in further developing our Cyber Security Emphasis and minor, a new curricular offering in the School of Social Sciences and Professional Studies.  Since the faculty at Ferrum College value and encourage collaboration, there are opportunities for collaboration between the CIS Program, Business, and Accounting, as well as with other programs, as the College launches the new Business Analytics Program in Fall 2018.  We are excited to find someone who can work dynamically to innovate and strengthen these important fields of study!  The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD in Computer Information Systems or a related field, with expertise or experience in programming and cybersecurity.


TEACHING: The successful candidate will teach courses in cybersecurity, C++, Java, data structures, and Visual Basic, as well as other core courses in the CIS curriculum.  A demonstrated record of college teaching experience is highly desirable.  SCHOLARSHIP: A successful candidate will provide evidence of scholarship, publication, and/or presentation activity through appropriate professional venues and involvement in scholarly projects with faculty and students.  All candidates must provide evidence of ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and possess a commitment to a robust liberal arts education.  SERVICE: Our faculty fully participate in leadership activities and fulfill leadership roles at the College-wide, School, Program, and disciplinary level.

Application process:

A comprehensive review of application materials will begin immediately; unless noted otherwise in the description below, the position will remain open until filled.  Ferrum College offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurances, paid holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan.  Interested applicants should submit the following:

●      A letter of application

●      A curriculum vitae

●      Evidence of teaching

●      A statement of teaching philosophy

●      Sample syllabi for one lower division survey course and one upper division course

●      Evidence of scholarship and research

●      Copies of graduate transcripts

●      Three (3) recent letters of recommendation addressing teaching effectiveness


Electronic submissions (PDF or Word file attachments) may be emailed to [email protected] or submitted to:  Office of Human Resources, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088

Please Note: A background check is required.


About Ferrum College

Founded in 1913, Ferrum College provides lifelong learning and outstanding career and graduate school preparation in a setting of rich natural beauty. A four-year, private, co-educational, liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church, Ferrum offers nationally recognized bachelor’s degree programs, ranging from business and environmental science to teacher education and criminal justice; campus-wide wireless Internet; small classes; and a dedicated faculty.  Surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers, state parks, and numerous small towns brimming with regional heritage, Ferrum College is located in southwest Virginia approximately 35 miles south of Roanoke, VA, and 75 miles north of Greensboro, NC. The area boasts a wide variety of venues for outdoor recreation and cultural enrichment.


Ferrum College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.  In accordance with all federal, state and local laws, it is the policy of the College not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, or other aspects of employment.