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Assistant Professor of Computer Science - 000906

University of Richmond
USA, Virginia, Richmond

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Assistant Professor of Computer Science - 000906

The University of Richmond Department of Computer Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August, 2024.

A Ph.D. in computer science is required for this position, and it must be completed by the start date. Strong candidates at the associate and full professor level will also be considered. We welcome applicants from a variety of fields within computer science. The successful applicant is expected to commit to highly effective teaching at all levels of the curriculum and to maintain a productive research program that engages undergraduates in meaningful research outcomes while strengthening the inclusive environment to make computer science accessible to students from all backgrounds.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With approximately 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students "to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society."

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department and its programs, please see

Applicants should apply online at and submit a single PDF file containing a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and three statements: a teaching statement describing the candidate's teaching philosophy, experience, and interests, a research statement describing their research agenda, and a statement on diversity and inclusion describing their involvement in and commitment to inclusive pedagogy and fostering diversity, equity, and belonging in the CS classroom and STEM. (The cover letter and the statements should be no longer than 2 pages each, with the exception of the research statement, which can be up to 4 pages). For full consideration, applicants must summarize in their cover letter how their inclusive teaching and scholarly objectives will contribute to the Computer Science department in the context of an undergraduate liberal arts education at UR. The successful candidate's statements should highlight as well how undergraduates may be incorporated into the candidate's research program.

Candidates for this position may be asked, at a later date, to submit academic transcripts and the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit recommendation letters. Review of applications will commence on February 12 and continue until the position is filled.


Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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