Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

ID: 7062556
Posted: December 2, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Purpose of Position
The Department of Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering at Christopher Newport University invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions in Computer Science, effective August 2020. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate and Master’s level graduate students. The teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3.

The Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Science/Systems, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank. ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment or candidates with a Master’s Degree in any of the above mentioned fields may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor.

Departmental Information
The Department of Physics, Computer Science & Engineering at Christopher Newport University employs 27 physicists, computer scientists, and engineers who work in a collegial atmosphere. The Department has a variety of laboratories in support of both teaching and research in cybersecurity, high-speed data acquisition, complex data analysis and simulation, communications, and robotics. Furthermore, the department has close relationships with technology companies and nearby federal labs such as the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and NASA Langley Research Center. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its programs are invited to visit

Faculty Information
CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2019 freshman class of 1,238 students was selected from 7,200 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1202, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including Luter Hall, which houses the PCSE department; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. CNU is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional faculty from diverse backgrounds and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at


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