Assistant Professor - 091321

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Computer Science

Assistant Professor - Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science at Appalachian State University invites applications for a new tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2018. A Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field is required (completion by August 2018).

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate computer science courses, mentoring undergraduate and graduate research, maintaining an active program of scholarship, pursuing external funding, and participating in service activities.

We encourage applications from all areas of computer science. The department wishes to increase its expertise in core areas of computer science and its potential for interdisciplinary collaboration. Areas of particular interest include Computer Security, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, Web and Mobile Device Programming, and Data Science.

The Department of Computer Science at Appalachian State University has 13 full-time faculty members. Approximately 25 students are enrolled in the Master of Science program. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET and serves about 500 students.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina system. Located in Boone, North Carolina, Appalachian State University has more than 18,800 students, primarily in bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Additional information about the Department of Computer Science, the university, and the surrounding area can be found at

Applicants must apply for the position at A single PDF application should be submitted that includes: 1) cover letter describing qualifications/interest for this position, 2) curriculum vita, 3) a brief statement about teaching, 4) a brief statement about recent research, 5) copies of graduate transcripts (including courses and grades), and 6) names and contact information for three references. Review of complete applications will begin upon receipt and screening of applicants will begin February 22, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University and Department are committed to increasing diversity and welcome applications from members of minorities and underrepresented groups.
Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting the chair of the search committee. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
If you have any questions, contact Dr. Jay Fenwick at or 828-262-2708.