Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

ID: 7183331
Posted: September 28, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Arkansas Tech:

Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech University is a comprehensive public institution with a rich history, maintaining regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and classification as a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) level III institution. ATU was ranked the No. 1 regional public university in Arkansas by U.S. News and World Report in 2021-22 and 2022-23 and CollegeNET recognizes ATU as the No. 1 institution in Arkansas on its Social Mobility Index. Since 2019, Arkansas Tech has been the host institution for the prestigious Arkansas Governor’s School. The 559-acre Russellville campus, located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, is just one hour from the capital city of Little Rock. Russellville features a charming blend of historic and modern architecture as well as the recreational opportunities provided by Lake Dardanelle and several state parks. Offering more than 100 undergraduate degree programs and more than 40 graduate degree and certificate programs across five academic colleges and two campuses, Arkansas Tech strives to provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community. For more information about Arkansas Tech University and the surrounding community, please visit our website at to find our “Live Here” informational resources.

Position Summary:

Arkansas Tech University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science level starting in January or August 2024. The Computing Sciences division serves 300 undergraduate and 100 graduate students and offers two Associate degrees (AAS in Cybersecurity and AAS in Information Technology), three Bachelor degrees (BS in Computer Science, BS in Cybersecurity, BS in Information Technology), and one Master’s degree (MS in Information Technology). The BS in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET ( Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and student interactions through undergraduate and graduate research, advising, and student organizations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach, assess, and develop courses in the division’s programs with emphasis on computer networking and/or cybersecurity.

Effectively advise and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Oversee student projects at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Engage students in high impact learning practices.

Provide impactful departmental, college, university, and professional service to the university, community, and state.

Perform research that leads to publications in journals and conferences.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of and the ability to teach classes in computer networking and/or cybersecurity.

Ability to teach fundamental courses in computer science and information technology.

Demonstrated skills in both oral and written communication.

Minimum Requirements:

Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a closely related field or, if ABD, the degree must be awarded by December 31, 2024.

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarship in computer networking and/or cybersecurity

Participation in community outreach programs

Experience in ABET accreditation activities

Industry experience and/or certifications in networking and/or cybersecurity

Experience in online teaching

Evidence of or potential for fostering an inclusive environment for diverse populations

Work Location, Environment, and Physical Demands:

Department of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Russellville campus

What to Submit:

Letter of application that addresses the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, teaching/research/diversity statement, contact information for three professional references, and unofficial copies of all graduate transcripts.