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Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science (FT273)

Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC

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The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (SNSM) invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science-Tenure-track. Candidates must have working experience in Artificial Intelligence, including AI theory, machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, and search; Data Science; and Cybersecurity and privacy. He/she must be able to build research partnerships with existing faculty who have strengths in algorithms, computational geometry, computer science education, embedded systems and UAVs, games, human-robot interactions, programming languages, security, privacy, and software engineering. Specific responsibilities include daily instruction of courses in the Computer Science program curricula as assigned each semester in accordance with the course syllabi, administration of exams, monitoring of student attendance, submission of final grades and other duties associated with course instruction.  In addition to instructional responsibilities, this position requires ongoing compliance with the criteria for faculty performance in research and grantsmanship, faculty development, service to the University and community, committee participation and other duties as assigned. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science with a vision to enhance its program and who are able to collaborate in a multidisciplinary, diverse and inclusive setting spanning efforts throughout the department and research clusters. The successful candidate will be an educator who approaches both teaching and research with enthusiasm, is motivated to work with students and strives to develop students as scholars, is prepared to work with the Chair and colleagues in the SNSM, and is motivated to work with students.


This position requires a Ph.D. in Computer Science. Candidates must have superior academic experience, an established record of teaching, research, grantsmanship, and service. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately Application Procedure: Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description and elaboration of relevant experience, transcript, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to: Derrick J. Swinton, Ph.D., Dean School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics Claflin University 400 Magnolia Street Orangeburg, SC 29115 Office: 803-535-5698 


Claflin University is a nationally ranked comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

Clafin Guiding Principles

At the center of everything we do is a system of values informing and guiding all policies and programs. These values, expressed through our decisions and actions, are defined by five overarching guiding principles:

Commitment to Excellence

Through doing things better and differently.

Commitment to Valuing People

By providing a safe, wholesome and healthy environment for our people to live, learn and work. 

Commitment to Being Customer Focused

Ensuring that everyone knows who the customer is, and takes steps to show it.

Commitment to Exemplary Educational Programs

By educating our students in a way to help them have a full, quality life and function as productive citizens.

Commitment to Financial Accountability

By putting in place sound and effective fiscal policies which are consistent with the mission and goals of the university.

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