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Lecturer/ Instructor(s) in Computer Science and Information Systems #8184

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, Virginia 23606
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Lecturer/ Instructor(s)
in Computer Science and Information Systems


The Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering (PCSE) at Christopher Newport University invites applications for the positions of Lecturer in Computer Science and Information Systems, effective August 21, 2017. These positions are full-time, non-tenure-track appointments with nominal teaching loads of 4-4. These are one-year appointments.   Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and must have effective oral and written communication skills. The Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Systems Engineering or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Lecturer.  Individuals who are ABD and will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment and/or possess a master’s degree in a related field will be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor.  Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.


The Department employs 22 full-time faculty and offers six undergraduate programs (computer science, information systems, information science, applied physics, electrical engineering, computer engineering) with a total of nearly 500 majors.  Additionally, we offer a Master’s program in Applied Physics and Computer Science with 15-20 students. We are a highly collegial faculty who encourage teaching and research across the disciplines. Research activities include artificial intelligence, computer vision, cryptography, robotics, software and systems engineering, and science education. The department has close relations with technology companies and nearby federal labs such as the Department of Energy's Jefferson Accelerator Facility and NASA Langley Research Center.


CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core.  The University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2016 freshman class of 1,225 students was selected from nearly 8,000 admission applications, and presented high school GPA and SAT score middle 50% ranges of 3.5-4.0 and 1080-1240, respectively.  Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including the new Luter Hall, which houses the PCSE department; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.


Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community.  We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at


To apply, submit a letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable for initial screening), and a list of three references to:


Director of Faculty Recruitment

Lecturer/ Instructor in Computer Science and Information Systems Search

Search #8184

Christopher Newport University

1 Avenue of the Arts

Newport News, VA 23606-3072



Review of applications will begin on May 21, 2017. 

Applications received after May 21, 2017 will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.


Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully committed to Access and Opportunity.

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