Assistant Professor, Computer Science 

Two Positions Available - 0407604

The Department of Computer Science at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2017. Exceptional candidates at other ranks may also be considered.

Applicants from all areas of specialization are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome candidates with a background in Human Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, Database Systems, or Programming Languages. 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. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach in the graduate programs as well, depending on qualifications and interest. A Ph.D. (or ABD) in Computer Science or a closely related field at the time of employment is required.  The positions will be filled pending budget availability.

The JMU Computer Science Department is a dynamic and supportive community with 18 full-time faculty members and approximately 500 undergraduate majors. M.S. degrees are offered in Information Security and Digital Forensics 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. 

JMU is a comprehensive public university, with an enrollment of approximately 19,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students, located in Harrisonburg, VA. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times, and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university.

Harrisonburg is a growing city of about 50,000 residents, located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. The area is a popular tourist, resort, and retirement area thanks to its great scenic beauty, wealth of outdoor activities, and proximity to Washington D.C., Richmond, and Roanoke, each about two hours away. Harrisonburg is a diverse community, with over 40 nationalities represented in the public schools, an annual international festival, and a wide variety of restaurants and shops serving the international community.

To apply go to and reference posting number 0407604. Questions should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Nathan Sprague ( Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

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

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