This is a one year temporary non-tenure-track appointment to begin August 1, 2018, and renewable based on satisfactory annual reviews, the needs of the department, and future funding.
The Computer Science department at Tennessee Tech University (TTU) is accepting applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor. The selected candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in core areas including programming, data structures, algorithms, and databases, and specialization areas including software engineering, cybersecurity, data science, or distributed/cloud/high performance computing. In addition, the selected candidate will engage in scholarly activities in one of the aforementioned specialization areas, serve on departmental committees, and engage in other service activities.
The Department of Computer Science at TTU currently has twelve full time faculty members, about 400 undergraduate students, and about 45 graduate students in our M.S. and Ph.D. program. The department conducts comprehensive teaching and research in both basic and applied aspects of Computer Science. Research activities in the department are broadly categorized into Knowledge Discovery, High Performance & Distributed Computing, and Information Assurance & Security. The department has multiple funded research programs from the National Science Foundation that are currently active. Committed to diversity, the TTU Computer Science Department hosts the National Women in Cybersecurity Conference, and NCWIT Aspiration Award for High School girls in Tennessee. TTU is located in Cookeville, Tennessee, at the foothills of the upper Cumberland region and is easily accessed off Interstate 40 with a low cost of living, and close proximity to both Nashville and Knoxville.
Minimum qualifications include an earned M.S. from an accredited institution in computer science or a closely related field by the start date of employment; ability for teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. degree or completion of all coursework (ABD) from an accredited institution in computer science; relevant teaching and research experience; industrial experience; potential to develop and conduct externally funded research; and engagement in scholarly activities as demonstrated by peer-reviewed journal and conference publications.
Screening will begin July 8, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants will be required to apply online at https://jobs.tntech.edu and electronically upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research plan, copy of transcript of highest degree earned (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire), and email contact information for three professional references who will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter if selected for an interview. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all materials are received. Applications without all required documents are incomplete and will not be considered.
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