Open Rank Computer Science, Academic General Faculty

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-12-09
Req: R0020187

Academic General Faculty, Computer Science Department

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia seeks applications for one or more non-tenure-track teaching-faculty positions to begin in August 2021. Candidates can apply for these long-term positions at one of three professorial ranks or at one of three lecturer ranks. We seek applicants who share our interest and enthusiasm for excellence in computing science education to join our department of 57 faculty, including 17 teaching faculty. We are especially seeking faculty who can teach courses in computer security, databases, cloud computing, mobile computing, and AI, but are hiring in all areas of CS.

The department is committed to creating and benefiting from an environment where a diverse group of capable, inspired individuals interact and collaborate to learn and advance knowledge without barriers.

Candidates for a General Faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Professor must, by the time the position starts, have a PhD or equivalent experience in computer science or a related discipline. They must have an interest in and ability to teach a broad set of courses in our undergraduate curriculum. Course load will be two to three sections per semester consisting of a mix of upper- and lower-division courses. Graduate-level teaching will possibly be included. Faculty in professorial positions will have service responsibilities, and scholarship in computing or in CS education is expected for promotion. The department strongly values scholarship activities by General Faculty that have potential to advance computing education.

Candidates for a General Faculty position at the Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Distinguished Lecturer rank must have a Master's degree or equivalent experience in computer science or a related discipline. Lecturers will usually teach two to three sections of core undergraduate courses but will also have the opportunity to teach more specialized upper-level courses. Lecturers may have fewer expectations for service activity, and will not be required to pursue scholarship for promotion.

These positions will have renewable three-year contracts. University policies insure that these positions benefit from opportunities for professional development, and there is a well-defined promotion path for these positions. General Faculty receive departmental support for their teaching and scholarship activities.

The University of Virginia is annually ranked as one of the premier public institutions in the United States and is located in Charlottesville, a picturesque and vibrant small city perennially ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. More information about town, the school, faculty benefits and other topics can be found at

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit

With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the Department and the University of Virginia are fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university's research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.

Please apply online at [web address] and attach the following documents: a CV; a statement of teaching philosophy; contact information for three references; and, a cover letter that addresses your experience working with diverse populations and your values related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Review of candidates will begin on December 23, 2020 and will continue until positions are filled.

For questions regarding the positions, please contact Raymond Pettit, Search Committee Chair, at

For questions about the application process, please contact [Faculty Search Advisor, at email address].

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an Education Verification (FSAKA).

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 11/30/2020
Application Due: 6/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time