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Assistant Professor Of Computer Science
University of Tampa

Date Posted Sep. 11, 2023
Title Assistant Professor Of Computer Science
University University of Tampa
Tampa, FL, United States
Department Computer Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer/Information Sciences

Assistant Professor Of Computer Science


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Position Details

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education at The University of Tampa invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor beginning in August 2024.

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially based private institution of 10,566 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth, UT boasts 300 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and most of the world's countries, and a "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News and World Report.

The Department of Computer Science and computer science baccalaureate program are relatively new, and the program enrolled its inaugural class in the 2021-22 academic year. This is an ideal opportunity to participate in the growth of a new degree program and its unique curriculum.

The Department of Computer Science values faculty who balance excellent teaching with active scholarship. Responsibilities include teaching courses at the undergraduate level, advising students, conducting research, and participating in academic and professional service activities. Prior experience teaching undergraduate students is strongly preferred. The normal teaching load is three four-credit hour courses per semester. The successful candidate is expected to teach a wide variety of undergraduate courses in computer science as well as develop new courses in relevant areas of expertise. Strong candidates from all areas within computer science will be considered; however, applicants with teaching experience and active research in software engineering and DevOps, data mining and data management, machine learning and artificial intelligence, computer graphics and visualization, and human-computer interaction are especially encouraged to apply.

Highly effective, engaging teaching is a top priority, and innovative approaches to teaching are welcome. Professional achievement and service to the Department, College, University, and the broader community are also required. Candidates should be committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


The ideal candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field and have a broad background in computer science. ABD will be considered; however, the terminal degree must be earned by July 2024 as a condition of employment.

Required Attachments
All required documents listed below should be uploaded to the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.

1. Cover letter

2. Detailed curriculum vitae

3. Statement of teaching philosophy

4. Statement of research

5. Statement of diversity, equity and inclusion

6. Graduate transcript

7. Full contact information of at least four references
Upon request, applicants may be required to submit a brief video sample of their teaching.

Additional Information
The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences, and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, and 19 master's programs.

The College of Social Sciences, Mathematics, and Education offers rigorous, high-quality undergraduate curricula in Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Data Science, Education, History, International Studies, Mathematics, Political Science, Psychology, and Applied Sociology. Graduate programs include a M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, and a M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology. Our faculty are excellent teachers and scholars who engage their students both in and out of the classroom. Our college continually fosters relationships with governmental, not-for-profit, and community organizations in the greater Tampa Bay region to provide students with the opportunity to pursue an internship, volunteer, or interact with professionals working in their chosen field. Each department also offers study abroad courses that students can take for credit toward their degree. For more information, see

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate based on age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, or any other non-job-related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.

Submission Guidelines

To receive full consideration for a faculty appointment with The University of Tampa, please be sure to submit/upload documents as required for this position at time of application submission. Required documents should be submitted in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.

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