Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Employer
Wake Forest University
Location
Winston Salem, NC

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Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology, Computer Science & Information Technology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job location: Winston Salem, NC


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-10-13
Req: R0003894
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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 2022. 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.

The Department is seeking candidates whose area of expertise falls within algorithms/theory, systems, or software engineering. Exceptional candidates in other areas may also be considered.

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 130 declared majors (juniors and seniors), and eleven Masters-level graduate students within the Department. Additional information about the Department is available at: http://college.wfu.edu/cs

Applications will be accepted until January 3, 2022, with review of applications beginning October 15. Inquiries about the position or Department can be directed to Dr. William Turkett (Chair of Computer Science) at turketwh@wfu.edu. Inquiries about submission of the application materials should be directed to wakejobs@wfu.edu.

Additional Job Description

Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/. The application should be submitted as one PDF file which includes all of the following: (1) a cover letter highlighting the applicant’s interest in and fit for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, (5) a statement addressing previous and/or planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through mentorship, teaching and/or research, and (6) a list of at least three references including contact information. References will be contacted only for short-listed candidates and with prior approval. 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 approximately 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 http://about.wfu.edu.

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.

Wake Forest University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions posted on or after September 13, 2021. Wake Forest University requires that you provide satisfactory proof of full vaccination status to Human Resources within three days of your hire date. You must also maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as classified by the CDC, during your employment at Wake Forest University. Consistent with federal, state and local law, Wake Forest University will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University. If you seek an accommodation from the vaccination requirement for disability- or religious-based reasons, you should contact Human Resources.

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.

Organization

Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.​

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, NC, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene.

Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town (www.visitwinstonsalem.com).

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