Provost's Office, Stetson University

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Position ID:Stetson University-Provost's Office-1712 [#8291, 1712]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Deland, Florida 32720, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science / Scientific Computing, computer animation and virtual environments, Cloud Computing, Graphics, Security, Scientific Visualization, Computer Graphics
Starting Date:2017/08/15
Appl Deadline:2016/12/23 finished (posted 2016/10/12, finished 2017/03/24, listed until 2017/04/12)
Position Description:    

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College of Arts and Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computer Science at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants should be broadly trained in computer science with a passion for teaching in a liberal arts setting. The successful applicant should be highly engaged and innovative in the classroom and willing to work closely with students both in and out of class. Application areas such as computer graphics, virtual reality, high performance computing, parallel and distributed computing, cloud computing, scientific visualization, security, and web application development are of particular interest, though other specialties will also be considered. Applicants should be capable and willing to mentor senior research students and are expected to maintain an active research program.


A Ph.D. in Computer Science is required, with teaching experience beyond typical teaching assistant responsibilities preferred. Candidates must have strong communication skills with a demonstrable ability to articulate complex topics effectively to undergraduate students at all levels. Candidates should also demonstrate an interest and ability to engage undergraduate students in research.


The teaching load is three courses per semester. The successful candidate should be able to teach any of the courses in the introductory sequence as well as a variety of upper-division courses based on the candidate's expertise, and may include offerings for the University’s requirements in General Education, including First Year Seminars and Junior Seminars. All majors in the College of Arts and Sciences complete a Senior Research Project. Therefore, engaging in active research that involves undergraduate students and advising and mentoring senior research students is expected. We are interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups. Other responsibilities include student advising.

Candidates should demonstrate a passion for the highest quality of teaching, combined with the ability to produce rigorous peer-reviewed academic scholarship. Scholarly activity leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals and service to the Department, the College of Arts and Sciences, the University, and the profession are required. For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs website:  

The Department:

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science ( offers undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems, and collaborates with the Creative Arts Department to offer a Digital Arts major. The Department integrates software engineering into a rigorous, research-oriented undergraduate program. This combination prepares students for either graduate study in Computer Science or a career in the software development industry.

The College of Arts and Sciences:

Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences ( is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts.  With nineteen academic departments and eight interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University.  A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 140 full-time teacher-scholars.  The College offers 31 undergraduate majors and 34 undergraduate minors; six graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing.  Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, allowing students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship.  Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility.  All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community.  The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, to interact with and positively affect the world around them.

The University: 

Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,800 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Accounting, Elementary Education – Education for Social Justice, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing.  Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

The Community:

DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 25,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

Salary:  Salary is competitive.

Starting Date:  August 15, 2017


Applicants must send the following materials for consideration: 1) a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s interest in the position and qualifications; 2) a statement of the candidate’s philosophy of teaching in a liberal arts university as well as a representative sample of teaching evaluations; 3) a curriculum vitae; 4) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable for screening); 5) three letters of recommendation sent under  separate cover by the recommenders via e-mail or mail, at least one of which should include an evaluation of teaching ability; and 6) samples of scholarly work. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion.

All information may be submitted electronically to the search committee at While electronic submissions are preferred, alternatively application materials may be mailed to:

Dr. Hala ElAarag, Search Committee Chair

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8332
DeLand, FL 32723

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration is given to applicants applying before December 23, 2016.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8332
DeLand, FL 32723
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