Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

Job posting number: #7078318

Posted: May 11, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Purpose of Position
The Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computer Science, effective August 2021. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate and Master’s level graduate students. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. Applicants from all areas of specialization are considered.

A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related discipline with a computational focus, including Engineering, Information Science, or Physics, is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank. ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment or candidates with a Master’s Degree in any of the above mentioned fields may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

Departmental Information
The Department of Physics, Computer Science & Engineering at Christopher Newport University employs 34 full-time faculty and staff who collaborate closely across the disciplines. Together we offer six undergraduate majors and a Master’s program with a total of about 520 students. The Department has a variety of laboratories in support of both teaching and research in cybersecurity, high-speed data acquisition, complex data analysis and simulation, communications, networking, robotics, and software engineering. Furthermore, our faculty have close relationships with technology companies and nearby federal labs such as the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and NASA Langley Research Center. CNU is also a member institution of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its programs are invited to visit http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/pcse/.

Faculty Information
CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; The Fall 2020 freshman class of 1,155 students was selected from 7,300 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1184, respectively. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, located between Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia coast. The campus integrates the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. Facilities include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world. Opening in 2021 and adjoining the Ferguson Center, the $57 million Fine Arts Center will house over 7,500 sq. ft of gallery exhibition space, state-of-the art teaching and museum learning spaces, studios and classrooms. It will serve the university community and the entire Peninsula region.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the workplace. For further information, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.



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