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Faculty Positions
Computer Science
James Madison University

The Department of Computer Science at James Madison University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions to begin August 2022. We are committed to cultivating a welcoming and diverse environment for our faculty, staff, and students, and we value candidates who will be both impactful teachers and impactful scholars. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level, and exceptional candidates at other ranks will also be considered. 

Applicants from all areas of specialization are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome candidates with a background in Software Engineering, Web and Mobile Development, or Cyber Security. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience and/or interest in promoting diversity and inclusion within the department and the discipline. Candidates should demonstrate the ability and interest in providing high-quality undergraduate teaching in the context of a liberal arts university. Preference will be given to applicants with the potential to develop and sustain an active, undergraduate-oriented research program. A Doctorate (Ph.D., D.Sc., etc.) or ABD in Computer Science or a closely related field at the time of employment is required for these positions.

The JMU CS department is a vibrant and supportive community with 20 full-time faculty members and approximately 650 undergraduate majors. We offer an online M.S. Degree in Information Security with approximately 60 students. We are dedicated to supporting a culture that balances excellence in teaching and small class sizes with opportunities for faculty and student research. We have many active clubs and organizations including Women in Technology, Robotics, Forensics, Cyber Defense, and a student ACM chapter. Our undergraduate Teaching Assistant program strives to help novice students feel welcomed and supported regardless of their prior experience.

Our students are actively involved outside the university as well, taking part in ACM SIGSCE, regional and national cyber defense competitions, ACM programming competitions, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing. The Department is an active member of the NCWIT Academic Alliance and one of the original Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. More information about the department is available at

JMU is a comprehensive public university, with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students. JMU is regarded as an outstanding public university and has been cited in U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, Center for World University Rankings, Changing Times, and Money Magazine.

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, 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 variety of restaurants and shops serving the international community. Harrisonburg is part of a larger economic and cultural region that includes Staunton, Waynesboro, and Charlottesville.

Candidates must complete the electronic application at using reference posting number F1687. The cover letter should discuss the candidate's teaching experience and philosophy, research interests, and potential contributions to diversity and inclusion in the classroom, program, and university. Questions should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Chris Mayfield ( Review of candidates is ongoing, and applications will continue to 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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