Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science Location:
UNG-Dahlonega, GA Regular/Temporary:
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Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.
The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) resides in the Mike Cottrell College of Business (MCCB) and offers majors in computer science (CS), cybersecurity, and information systems (IS). CS is ABET accredited. IS has AACSB accreditation, as do the other business majors in the college. The MCCB is home to the UNG Institute for Cyber Operations, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the BB&T Center for Ethical Leadership. MCCB graduate programs include the Cottrell MBA, Master of Accountancy, and three graduate certificates. A Master of Science in CS with focus areas of machine learning and cybersecurity is moving through the UNG curriculum review stage with a target start date of fall 2022.
The MCCB international group of teacher-scholars provides an exceptional learning community to prepare students for their professional roles and to engage with business and industry in the region to foster economic development. The MCCB is the second largest college at UNG and enrolls over 4,400 students. The college will move into its new building, the Cottrell Center for Business, Technology & Innovation located on the Dahlonega campus, in fall 2022. The facility will foster a state-of-the-art learning environment with specialized spaces for CS, including a cyber range, forensics/cyber lab and hardware/networking lab. UNG is designated by the NSA and Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE). Through support of a multi-million dollar grant from the DoD, the cyber security program has a strong focus on preparing the future cyber workforce for the military, government, and defense contractors. UNG’s student CyberHawks have won the NSA Codebreaker Challenge by a landslide for two years in a row.Job Summary
MCCB's Department of Computer Science & Information Systems invites applicants for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in computer science beginning Spring 2022. The successful candidates will teach computer science subjects ranging from introductory to advanced levels, undergraduate to graduate. Upper level courses may include topics such as programming languages, software and database engineering, and/or networking & operating system design. Relevant credentials, experience, or research in machine learning and/or cybersecurity is strongly preferred, but other areas will be considered. Selected candidates may be required to teach on more than a single campus.
Faculty in the department are encouraged to engage with the emerging technology industry populating the north Georgia and Atlanta region, conduct research leading to quality publications and grants in their teaching field, provide high quality learning experiences in and out of the classroom, and participate in service activities.
- Teach basic and upper-level undergraduate computer science and/or cybersecurity courses; ability to teach courses in machine learning and/or cybersecurity preferred.
- Teach three courses per semester, conduct scholarship in accordance with departmental promotion and tenure guidelines, and provide service to the department, college and/or university.
- Support the culture of the department, MCCB, UNG, and its service area community.
- Engage students in research and activities with industry partners.
- A PhD in Computer Science or related field required. May consider ABD with evidence that degree will be completed before start date.
- Evidence of superior teaching abilities.
- Demonstrated ability to publish in quality journals and proceedings in field of teaching.
- Professional experience or certifications in specialized areas of cybersecurity or machine learning preferred.
Required Documents to Attach
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcripts
Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.
- This role is considered a position of trust.
Special Applicant Instructions
- If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at http://www.naces.org/members.htm.
- Please submit contact information for three professional references.