Assistant Professor of Computer Science - Tenure Track

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor of Computer Science - Tenure Track
Department 220820-Computer Science
Pay Rate Per faculty salary model
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 997374
Classification Faculty
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 997374.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching and research statement, (4) copies of transcripts showing all degrees completed; and (5) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references.

Official transcripts and three (3) letters of recommendation will be requested for candidates invited for on-campus interview.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is August 2018. This is a 9-month appointment.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Dr. Songlin Tian, Search Committee Chair at or phone 660-543-4930.

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Professional Faculty Hours

Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 09/18/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

The School of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Central Missouri is accepting applications for one tenure-track position in Computer Science at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin August 2018. We are looking for faculty excited by the prospect of shaping our school’s future and contributing to its sustained excellence.
Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science and cybersecurity and developing new courses depending upon the expertise of the applicant and school needs, conducting research which leads toward peer-reviewed publications and/or externally funded grants, and program accreditation/assessment. Faculty are expected to assist with school and university committee work and service activities, and advising majors.

UCM CORE ATTRIBUTES – Our core behaviors all employees are expected to model. During the annual review process, all employees will be rated on how well they model these behaviors.

Engaging: Immersive learning experience through purposeful involvement of employees and students.
Cumulative: Aggregating multiple points of learning to broaden and deepen education.
Passionate: Encouraging employees and students to find his or her sense of purpose.
Confident: Embracing change and the new opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.
Enterprising: Creating new ways for all students and employees to engage in their education and jobs.
Caring: Acting on the needs and welfare of our people and the community.

Education & Formal Training Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training

Ph.D. in Computer Science by August 2018.

Computer Skills Presentation, Class Management Software, Other - Blackboard

The successful candidate should possess the credentials, experience and documented achievements appropriate for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Research expertise and/or industrial experiences in Cybersecurity.
Demonstrated ability to teach existing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Ability to develop a quality research program and secure external funding.
Supporting the school’s plans to establish a National Security Agency designated Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense.
Commitment to engage in curricular development/assessment at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
A strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and continued professional growth.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Management and/or administration skills, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions:
Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Vitae
  4. Teaching and Research Statement
Optional Documents