Assistant Professor, Computer Science 


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 http://www.jmu.edu/cs/open-positions/.

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

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 http://www.jmu.edu/cs/.

JMU is a comprehensive public university, with an enrollment of approximately 19,000 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. 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 of Virginia. The area is a popular tourist, resort, and retirement area thanks to its great scenic beauty, a wealth of outdoor activities, and proximity to Washington, 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.

Candidates must complete the electronic application at https://JobLink.jmu.edu; reference position number 7496. Questions should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Nathan Sprague (spragunr@jmu.edu).  Review of candidates will begin on October 16, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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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