Assistant Professor - Computer Science

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor - Computer Science
Department Computer Science - 32331
Vacancy Number 16F-140
Position Number 4077
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The Department of Computer Science at University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor to begin August 2018. Duties include teaching in the undergraduate and graduate computer science programs, maintaining an active research program, and directing undergraduate and graduate students.

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related area required.

Preferred Qualifications

Research with emphasis in computer and network security, embedded systems, smart devices, or Internet of Things (IoT) is preferred.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Computer Science offers a B.S. degree in computer science, a B.S. degree in information technology, an interdisciplinary B.A. degree in digital arts with the Department of Art and Art History, an M.S. degree in computer science and information systems and an interdisciplinary M.S. degree in data science with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
The Computer Science department currently has sixteen full-time faculty members (

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions

To apply, please complete the online application including a cover letter; a statement of teaching philosophy; a summary of research plans; complete resume; copies of unofficial graduate transcripts; and a list of three professional references, all submitted as PDFs to the online application portal. Note that letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements

Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 10/06/2017
Priority Consideration Date 01/02/2018
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Dr. Clayton Ferner

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Summary of Research
  6. Combined Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
Optional Documents

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