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Assistant Professor, Computer Science

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
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The Department of Computer Science at James Madison University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2018. Exceptional candidates at other ranks may also be considered. More information about the position is available at

Applicants from all areas of specialization are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome candidates with a background in Software Engineering, Database Systems, Web and Mobile Development, Programming Languages or Artificial Intelligence. We also welcome candidates with experience or interest in promoting diversity within the discipline. Preference will be given to applicants who can provide high quality teaching at the undergraduate level with the potential to develop an active, undergraduate-oriented research program. A Ph.D. (or ABD) in Computer Science or a closely related field at the time of employment is required. Faculty in the Department of Computer Science are expected to make contributions in teaching, scholarship and service (professional, university and departmental).

The JMU Computer Science department is a dynamic and supportive community with 18 full-time faculty members and approximately 550 undergraduate majors. We offer an online M.S. Degree in Information Security with approximately 40 students. The Department has many active clubs and organizations including Women in Technology, Robotics, Forensics, Cyber Defense and a student ACM chapter. Computer Science students are actively involved outside the university as well, participating in SIGSCE, regional and national cyber defense competitions, ACM programming competitions and the Grace Hopper conference. Additional information about the department is available at

Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. 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. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.

To apply, visit or go to and reference posting number F1034. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.


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