Assistant Professor-School of Computing

University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL

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Job Details

Job Title:

Assistant Professor-School of Computing

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Position Type:

Faculty 9-10 Months

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Type of Appointment:

Full-Time, Tenure-Track

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Length of Appointment:

9 months

Internal Recruitment?:


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School of Computing




Academic Affairs - DIV


College of Computing, Engineering and Construction

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Equal Opportunity:

In 2018, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the 80 HEED institutions and was also recognized as a 2018 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation.


UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

Faculty Initiatives:

The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

General Description / Primary Purpose:

The School of Computing at the University of North Florida is hiring two (2) tenure-earning positions at the assistant professor rank, to begin August 2022. The successful candidates must have an earned Ph.D. degree (or will earn a Ph.D. degree by August 2022) in the field of Computing from an accredited institution. The successful candidate must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and in research. The School of Computing offers academic programs in computer science, data science, information systems, information technology, and information science. The School of Computing continues to grow its students’ body, research productivity, and successful partnerships with the Northeast Florida community. Outstanding candidates may be considered for the Morales Endowed Professorship, which comes with teaching load reduction and funds to support research.

UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans & spouses of veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

Jacksonville is one of the largest cities of the southeast with a diverse economy and an affordable cost of living. Residents enjoy a mild climate and access to great beaches. For more information visit: and

Job Function:

Teaching; research; service.

Position responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Computing as well as conducting research. A commitment to excellence in teaching, ability to establish/conduct an outstanding research program and supervise masters theses in Computing will be expected from the successful candidate.

Collegiality, active service and participation in governance in accordance with the vision and mission of the School, College and University are also expected

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Faculty Position Required Qualifications:

The successful candidates must have an earned Ph.D. degree (or will earn a Ph.D. degree by August 2022) in the field of Computing from an accredited institution. The successful candidate must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and in research.

Departmental Requirements:

All areas of computing specializations will be considered.

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition:

This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.

Pursuant to Florida Statute 1010.35, this position requires additional information from all applicants seeking research or research related positions prior to an interview or offer of employment. Applicants must fully complete the Foreign Influence Review section of their application. Additional documents (e.g., passport) may be required based on form responses.

The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator

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Point of Contact Information:

Dr. Sanjay Ahuja, (904) 620-2985

Hiring Official:

Dr. Sherif Elfayoumy

Location if not Jacksonville:


Special Instructions:

Applicants must complete an online application at to include:

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter(s) of Recommendation (list of three references with contact information)
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. Statement of Teaching/Advising Philosophy
  6. *Department Specific: See Special Instructions— Statement of vision for research and a diversity statement describing any current diversity and inclusion efforts and/or future plans.
  7. **Foreign Passport
  8. **DS-160
The statement of vision for research and the diversity statement describing any current diversity and inclusion efforts and/or future plans must be uploaded as one document, under the document type “Department Specific :See Special Instructions.” Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. Please direct your questions to the search committee chair Dr. Sanjay Ahuja at (904) 620-2985 or by e-mail at [email protected] Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

REQUIRED if the applicant answers yes to Question1/Section A within Foreign Influence Review Section of the application.



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