Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Bridgewater, Virginia
Mar 04, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Bridgewater College

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Bridgewater College invites applications from outstanding teacher-scholars for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science position starting August 2019.

The successful candidate will join a growing and dynamic computer science program at a liberal arts college that values quality teaching, advising and mentoring students, and an active research agenda. He or she will be expected to teach courses at all levels of an undergraduate computer science curriculum including several courses in cyber security. The successful candidate will also develop an accessible research agenda that has potential for student involvement.

A PhD in computer science, cyber security, or other closely related field is preferred, but exceptional ABD or MS candidates with teaching or industry experience will also be considered.

Mission: Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of almost 1900 students with a vibrant core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy and research. Successful faculty members are dedicated to advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives, and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to liberal learning, and so application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.

General Information: Bridgewater College offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams.

The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, the state's lowest crime rate, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

The College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a health program that includes medical, dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability and life insurance plans, and a 403(b) retirement plan. Other benefits include use of the Funkhouser Center for Health and Wellness and free admission to most athletic and cultural events on campus.

For Additional Information: Contact Verne Leininger at [email protected]u

Apply: Please complete our online application located at  and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three signed letters of reference are required. Please ask your references to send their reference letters to [email protected].

Deadline: To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by March 29, 2019.

Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.