Tenure Track Assistant Professor—Search #67987
Department of Computer Science
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing
The Department of Computer Science in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science and/or Software Engineering. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus, although teaching on other campuses may be required.
Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving over 25,500 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.
Within this setting, Georgia Southern University's Department of Computer Science offers a fully ABET accredited on-campus Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Computer Science, a new on-campus Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering, and a hybrid-format Master of Science degree with a major in Computer Science. The BS programs has specializations leading to certifications in multiple domains, including Big Data and Analytics, Cyber & Software Security, Game Programming, and Mobile Systems. In addition, the College of Engineering and Computing will begin offering a Ph.D. in Applied Computing in 2024. The region is experiencing massive investments and a surge in technology companies in recent years including the $5B investment by Hyundai Motor Group Meta Plant, and the department has strong relationships with many local companies. A senior capstone project program sponsored by these companies enhances our students' educational experiences and provides faculty with ongoing opportunities for interaction with industry.
Due to our successful educational programs and our ambitions in research, the Department of Computer Science is expanding and actively searching for a motivated and committed Assistant Professor. The department is seeking dynamic candidates who will be able to contribute substantially to the research and teaching efforts of the department. Outstanding candidates in all related areas of computer science and software engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.
Position Description. Reporting to the department chair of Computer Science, the 10-month tenure-track assistant professor position is required to: 1) teach undergraduate and graduate courses; 2) conduct quality research leading to peer-reviewed publications in well-regarded venues and external funding; and 3) provide service to the department, university, and professional committees and communities. In addition, candidates are expected to supervise undergraduate and graduate students.
• Earned terminal degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Computer Science or Software Engineering, from an accredited institution by August 1, 2024
• Evidence of the potential for quality research
• Demonstrated promise of excellence in teaching
• Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
• Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development
• Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline
• Research and teaching expertise in one or more of the broad areas of Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, and/or Cloud Computing
Conditions of Employment:
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
• All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
• Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.
• Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.
Screening of applications begins October 18, 2023, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2024. A complete application is a single PDF file consisting of 1) a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references; 4) a statement on research interest including a five-year research plan; and 5) a statement of teaching philosophy. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Hong Zhang, Search Chair, Search #67987
Department of Computer Science
Georgia Southern University
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://cec.georgiasouthern.edu/cs/. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.
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About Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern has been designated a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution and serves over 26,400 students from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico as well as 102 nations.
With three vibrant campuses — the Statesboro Campus, the Armstrong Campus in Savannah and the Liberty Campus in Hinesville — Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery and personal growth. Georgia Southern’s nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as world citizens. A unit of the University System of Georgia, the University boasts 200-plus student organizations, outstanding Division I athletics, and state-of-the art residence halls and campus facilities.
Since 1906, the University’s hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University’s mission is the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement.
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