Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, Virginia
Commensurate with experience
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Bridgewater College
Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science


The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Bridgewater College invites applications from outstanding teacher-scholars for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science position starting August 2021.  Individuals in this position may choose to become candidates in a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science position search conducted during the 2021-2022 academic year.

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.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  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 about 1600 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 the breadth and depth of learning as well as diversity and inclusion. Therefore, 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 was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. Bridgewater offers bachelor’s degrees in approximately 60 majors and minors, along with four graduate programs, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant residential campus 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, one of the state's lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

APPLY: Please complete the online application attaching a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and copies of graduate and post-graduate transcripts. Please send contact information for three references to [email protected] .

DEADLINE: Full consideration will be given to those applicants who submit application materials by April 30, 2021.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dr. Verne Leininger, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at [email protected] 

Bridgewater College is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Bridgewater College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other college programs and activities, or with regard to employment.

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