Applications are invited for a full-time teaching professional at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor or Assistant Professor-of-the-Practice. Applicants should have completed a PhD in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or have an M.S. degree with considerable experience. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate education; the ability to teach core computer science courses such as CS 1 and CS 2 is essential. Emphasis for this position is in computer science education, including curriculum development, learning and teaching method design and implementation, and student engagement outside the classroom. This non-tenure track faculty position is a full-time, nine-month appointment beginning for the 2018-2019 academic year and provides full benefits. Contracts are generally multi-year and renewable.
About the Computer Science Department
The Department of Computer Science at Wake Forest University is home to computer science BS, BA, MS, and minor programs. There are 11 full-time faculty members in the department. Existing research and educational programs are in the areas of network security, computing for persons with disabilities, imaging, mobile computing, computational biophysics, HPC education, digital media, databases/big data, and GPU computing. The Department prides itself on engaging undergraduate and graduate students in and out of the classroom, providing opportunities for students to work closely with faculty members in their scholarship and research.
Wake Forest University, founded in 1834, is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs. The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, prizing personal interaction between students and faculty. It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.
Wake Forest offers a wide variety of cultural and community service activities to students, faculty, and staff on the picturesque Reynolda campus. Additionally, the University’s teams – the Demon Deacons – participate in the Atlantic Coast Conference at the Division One level and have yielded a number of national championships and top ranked teams in both women’s and men’s sports.
About Winston-Salem, NC
The University is located in Winston-Salem, NC, known as the “City of Arts and Innovation.” Once a thriving manufacturing town, Winston-Salem has transformed itself into a community of arts, culture, and innovation. Benefits of living in the Triad region of North Carolina include a vibrant downtown rich in history and culture. The close proximity to the coast and the mountains provides attractive options for weekend getaways. Even with these exceptional opportunities, the city and surrounding area offer an exceptionally affordable place to live.
Interested applicants should submit the following material:
Cover letter (one page)
Teaching interests, philosophy, and methods (one to two pages)
Scholarship interests (one to two pages)
List of three references with contact information
Please note materials should be in PDF format and adhere to page limits. There is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant. The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position. If you have technical problems with submission, you may email email@example.com for assistance.
If an offer is made, the applicant will be required to provide an official transcript from the school from which the highest degree was earned.
Confidentiality will be maintained, and references will not be contacted without prior approval of the applicant. Position is open until filled and review of applications will begin upon submission.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University.
Offering the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, coupled with the breadth and global relevancy of a leading research institution, Wake Forest claims the distinction of being the nation's premier collegiate university. Wake Forest is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities in the nation. Our mission is to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-fille...d lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity in the spirit of our motto, Pro Humanitate.