Assistant Professor, Computer Science

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-23
Req: R0002742
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Job Description Summary

The Department of Computer Science at Wake Forest University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 2021. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated potential for a strong research program in their areas of interest and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education as well as student engagement.

Job Description:

Applicants should have completed a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Desired candidates will be able to develop a visible, externally funded research program within a setting that values high-quality teaching and mentorship of both undergraduate and graduate students. The typical teaching load is a total of four courses (2+2) each academic year.

While open to excellent candidates in all areas of computer science, the Department is interested in raising its research profile in areas that are complementary to ongoing research in the Department and at Wake Forest broadly, including particularly the areas of security, privacy, machine learning, data science, imaging, high-performance computing, scientific computing, theory, and systems.

The Department prides itself on engaging students in and out of the classroom, providing rich opportunities for students to work closely with faculty members in their scholarship, and is highly supportive of interdisciplinary research.

There are currently thirteen full-time faculty members, approximately 115 declared majors (juniors and seniors), and eight Masters-level graduate students within the Department. Additional information about the Department is available at:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or January 15th, 2021, whichever is earlier. Inquiries about the position or Department can be directed to Dr. William Turkett (Chair of Computer Science) at

Additional Job Description

Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: The application should be submitted as one PDF file which includes all of the following: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) a list of at least three references including contact information. References will be contacted only for short-listed candidates and with prior approval. A separate statement addressing contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through mentorship, teaching and/or research is also requested. If access to the internet is a difficulty, a hard copy of the application can be submitted to Department of Computer Science, P.O. Box 7311 Reynolda Station, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities. With 5,200 undergraduates and 3,200 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “Pro Humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, visit

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.




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Job No:
Posted: 10/25/2020
Application Due: 1/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time