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Assistant Professor, Computer Science

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Position Information

Working Title Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Position Number 7496 and 7584
Posting Number F1034
Position Type Instructional Faculty - Full Time
Position Status Full Time
College/Division College of Integrated Science and Engineering
Department 100061 - Computer Science
Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience
Specify Range or Amount
Is this a JMU only position? No
Is this a grant-funded position? No

Position Summary Information

About James Madison University

We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

To be the national model for the engaged university: engages with ideas and the world.

Who We Are
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.

General Information

The Department of Computer Science at James Madison University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2018. Exceptional candidates at other ranks may also be considered. More information about the position is available at

The JMU Computer Science department is a dynamic and supportive community with 18 full-time faculty members and approximately 550 undergraduate majors. We offer an online M.S. Degree in Information Security with approximately 40 students. The Department has many active clubs and organizations including Women in Technology, Robotics, Forensics, Cyber Defense and a student ACM chapter. Computer Science students are actively involved outside the university as well, participating in SIGSCE, regional and national cyber defense competitions, ACM programming competitions and the Grace Hopper conference. Additional information about the department is available at

Duties and Responsibilities

Faculty in the Department of Computer Science are expected to make contributions in teaching, scholarship and service (professional, university and departmental).


Applicants from all areas of specialization are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome candidates with a background in Software Engineering, Database Systems, Web and Mobile Development, Programming Languages or Artificial Intelligence. We also welcome candidates with experience or interest in promoting diversity within the discipline. Preference will be given to applicants who can provide high quality teaching at the undergraduate level with the potential to develop an active, undergraduate-oriented research program. A Ph.D. (or ABD) in Computer Science or a closely related field at the time of employment is required.

Criminal Background Check and E-Verify Notice

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 09/08/2017
Beginning Review Date 10/16/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date 08/25/2018
EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

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Additional Posting Information

To apply, complete the faculty profile and attach the following:
-Cover Letter
-Curriculum Vitae
-Statement of Teaching Philosophy
-Statement of Research Philosophy (as Other Document #1)

The names and contact information for three references will be requested as part of the application. Each reference listed will receive an email requesting that they submit a reference through the JobLink system.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other Document #1
Optional Documents

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