Assistant Professor - Computer Science

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Position Title: Assistant Professor - Computer Science

Department: Computer Science - 32331

Vacancy Number: 16F-195

Position Number: 6196

Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The Department of Computer Science at University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor to begin August 2019. Duties include teaching in the undergraduate and graduate computer science programs, maintaining an active research program, and directing undergraduate and graduate students.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related area required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Research with emphasis in machine learning and artificial intelligence is preferred.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:

The Department of Computer Science offers a B.S. degree in computer science, a B.S. degree in information technology, an interdisciplinary B.A. degree in digital arts with the Department of Art and Art History, an M.S. degree in computer science and information systems and an interdisciplinary M.S. degree in data science with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
The Computer Science department currently has sixteen full-time faculty members (

College/School Information:

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:

To apply, please complete the online application process available at A complete application includes a cover letter; a statement of teaching philosophy; a summary of research plans; complete resume; and a list of three professional references, all submitted as PDFs to the online application portal. Note that letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements. To ensure full consideration, please have your completed application submitted by the Priority Date listed below.

Position Type: Permanent

Job Posting Date: 10/03/2018

Priority Consideration Date: 12/07/2018

Priority Consideration Information:

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Dr. Karl Ricanek




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Job No: 16F-195
Posted: 10/3/2018
Application Due: 12/2/2018
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