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Visiting Instructor - Department of Computer Science

Georgia Southern University

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Visiting Instructor—Search #12101 (3 positions)
Department of Computer Science
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing

The Department of Computer Science in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for the position of Visiting Instructor for the 2021-2022 academic year. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus, although teaching on other campuses may be required.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, Georgia Southern University's Department of Computer Science offers an on-campus Bachelor of Science degree (accredited by CAC of ABET) with a major in Computer Science and a hybrid-format Master of Science degree (ranked #1 MS-CS program in the country by that students can complete entirely online. The BS program has specializations leading to certifications in multiple domains, including Network and Computer Security, Game Programming, Software Engineering, and Broadband and Mobile Systems. The department has strong relationships with many local companies. A senior capstone project sponsored by these companies enhances our students' educational experiences and provides faculty with ongoing opportunities for interaction with industry.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Visiting Instructors will normally teach fifteen credit hours per semester, hold regular office hours, participate in service on assessment and curriculum committees, and actively participate in departmental meetings and activities. Collegiality is essential. All visiting positions are non-tenure track, academic year (9/10 month) appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. The second-year would be a terminal year, without exception.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned master's degree in Computer Science or a closely related field, with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Computer Science or a closely related field
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
  • Commitment to engaging with best-practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development
  • Authorization to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree in computer sciences or a closely related field by August 1, 2021
  • Candidates with teaching experience in the following areas are preferred:
  • Programming languages
  • Databases
  • Game programming
  • Computer security

    Screening of applications will begin June 28, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2021. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; copies of unofficial graduate transcripts; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications should be sent to:

    Dr. Andrew Allen, Search Chair, Search#12101
    Georgia Southern University
    Email: [email protected]
    Telephone: 912-478-5351

    More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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