Computer Science Faculty

The Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Southern Virginia University seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science to join its Computer Science Program. The successful candidate will teach a wide range of Computer Science courses and must be highly committed to excellence in undergraduate education.

The typical teaching load is four courses per semester. Small class sizes optimize instructor-student interaction; hands-on activities translate theory into practice. Because the Program is entrepreneurial and market driven, its academic programs respond to industry dynamics. Consequently, the College particularly values industry and other practical experience for its faculty and students. While Southern Virginia does not have a research requirement, there is an expectation of ongoing professional growth and involvement with students in undergraduate research projects. Additional responsibilities include course/curriculum development, student advising, industry outreach, student team/project supervision, and service to the program, division and university.

The ideal candidate will have a proven teaching record, industry software development experience and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Mining, Data Science or related field. Candidates with a master’s degree and significant industry experience and/or professional accomplishments will be considered and are invited to apply. Similarly, ABD candidates with degree completion expected within one year of initial appointment are encouraged to apply. Rank will be determined based on qualifications of the successful candidate (promotion to the highest faculty rank of Professor at Southern Virginia University requires a terminal degree, normally Ph.D. or equivalent).

Application must include the submission of a letter of interest specifically addressing the desired qualifications, a resume/CV and contact information (names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses) for three references.

Computer Science Search Commitee
Office of the Provost
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416

Or electronically to

A review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Southern Virginia University is a four-year residential liberal arts university that provides a rigorous undergraduate education primarily to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others who live by like-minded values. Applicants are encouraged to comment on their familiarity with the University Mission Statement and the Code of Honor in the letter of application.

Southern Virginia University is an equal opportunity employer.