Instructor(s)/Lecturer(s) in Computer Science

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Virginia 23606
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Working Title

Instructor(s)/Lecturer(s) in Computer Science

Appointment Type

Full Time

Purpose of Position

The Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering at Christopher Newport University invites applications for one or more Instructor/Lecturer position(s) in Computer Science, effective August 2019. These positions are full-time, non-tenure-track appointments with nominal teaching loads of 4-4. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and must be able to teach introductory programming classes in Python and/or Java. A Master’s degree in an applicable field is required for the appointment at the rank of Instructor, and the Ph.D. in the corresponding discipline is required for appointment at the rank of Lecturer. Candidates with expertise in all areas of computing, including computer science, computer engineering, computational science, data science, cybersecurity and computational mathematics, will be considered. Candidates with degrees in Education and experience in programming will also be considered.

Departmental Information

The Department of Physics, Computer Science & Engineering at Christopher Newport University has currently 27 physicists, computer scientists, computer engineers and electrical engineers working in a highly collaborative environment, and we expect to add several new positions this year. The department has a variety of laboratories in support of both teaching and research in automation and control, high-speed data acquisition, wireless communications and networking, and robotics. Furthermore, the department has close relationships with technology companies and nearby federal labs such as the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and NASA Langley Research Center, and CNU has recently joined the LIGO Scientific Collaboration as a member institution. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its programs are invited to visit

Faculty Information

CNU is committed to outstanding undergraduate education and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2018 freshman class of 1,230 students was selected from over 7,000 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1210, 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 newly opened 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


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Application Instructions

To apply, submit a letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable for initial screening), a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of reference (letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to

Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2019. Applications received after February 25, 2019, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

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

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EEO Statement

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



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Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Virginia 23606

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