Lecturer, Computer Science Department

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

ID: 7180160
Posted: September 18, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About James Madison University

We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.


To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Who We Are

Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.
General Information
The Department of Computer Science at James Madison University invites applications for a Lecturer position to begin August 2024. We are committed to cultivating a welcoming and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff, and students, and we value candidates who will be impactful teachers.

The JMU CS department is a vibrant and supportive community with 21 full-time faculty members and approximately 900 undergraduate majors. We offer an online M.S. Degree in Information Security with approximately 40 students. We are dedicated to supporting a culture that balances excellence in teaching, small class sizes, and opportunities for faculty and student research. The department sponsors many active clubs and organizations including Women in Technology, Robotics, Forensics, Cyber Defense, and a student ACM chapter. We have an outstanding undergraduate Teaching Assistant program that helps 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, 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 https://www.jmu.edu/cise/cs/.

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.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lecturers in the JMU Computer Science department are full members of the community and play active roles in governance and decision making. While the Lecturer role is primarily focused on teaching, the department is home to an active community of scholars. Interested applicants will have the opportunity to pursue research activities and professional development.
A Master’s, Doctorate (Ph.D., D.Sc., etc.), or ABD in Computer Science or a closely related field at the time of employment is required for this position. We especially welcome candidates with professional or academic experience in the areas of Software Engineering, Theoretical Computer Science, or Cyber Security. We are also particularly interested in candidates with experience and/or interest in promoting equity and inclusion in the discipline.
Conditions of Employment
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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