Position Classification Title Professor
Position Class (Extract From Banner or PA) 80092
EPA Position Type Faculty
Primary Purpose of the Position
Winston-Salem State University announces a national search for the R.J.
Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Department of
Computer Science in the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education
(CASBE). This full-time, nine-month Distinguished Professorship begins in
August 2022. This distinguished professorship is a prestigious designation for
a faculty member who has earned prominence for scholarly and professional
achievements in computer science or information technology. Faculty in the
Department of Computer Science will give special consideration to candidates
with a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and/or research
with interests in one or more of discipline focus points of the department,
including: software engineering, data analytics, computer science education,
game development, gamification, artificial intelligence, machine/deep
learning, cybersecurity, databases, mobile computing, cloud computing,
robotics, computer graphics, internet of things, computer networks,
visualization, or human-centered computing.
The candidate would also be expected to provide leadership in research,
teaching and service to the professional discipline and the Winston-Salem and
Forsyth County community; maintain the highest level of quality in
undergraduate and graduate instruction to support the ABET accredited BS in
Computer Science and Information Technology programs, as well as the MS in
Computer Science and Information Technology program and certificate and minor
programs offered by the department. The candidate would be expected to attract
external funding, contribute to the execution of the department and university
strategic plan; work collaboratively with members of the department and other
departments and develop external collaborations with other academic
institutions and industry.
Working Position Title R J Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Computer
Building and Room No.
Elva Jones Computer Science Building
Appointment Type Permanent Full-Time
If Time Limited.
Appointment Length. 9-months
Position Number 000268
Position required to work during periods of adverse weather or other
Normal Work Schedule
Varies according to the teaching schedule, office hours, and other duties
Department Required Skills
We seek exceptional candidates who are committed to teaching undergraduate and
graduate computing students from culturally diverse backgrounds within a
university committed to liberal education. Candidates will demonstrate an
ability to leverage various technologies that engage students equitably in the
learning process. They will commit to professional growth and development by
participating in training and engaging with professional organizations and
conferences. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda
resulting in publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or
closely related area.
Successful candidate must be tenurable at the rank of Professor within the
Computer Science department at WSSU.
A proven record of excellence in teaching, research, and service.
Demonstrate an active research agenda supported by extramural funding and
a illustrate an active publication record
A proven record of engaging and mentoring students in research activity.
Evidence of establishing partnerships with business and industry that
advance the mission of the unit, the research agenda, and student
Experience in delivery of both on-campus and on-line classes preferred
A proven record of academic leadership, including evidence of leadership
related to initiatives in computing.
A proven record of commitment to and success in increasing diversity,
equity, and inclusion in computer science.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Please submit the following items:
Cover letter describing interests, background, and skills
Teaching Philosophy addressing how to create an inclusive classroom environment and campus community and how to work with a diverse student body.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching evaluations, syllabi, professional references, etc.
Statement of Research describing current research and plans for future productivity
Statement describing the candidate's vision and approach to innovative curriculum development, ABET accreditation, extramural funding, and diversity and inclusion in computer science and information technology.
References : list of three individuals with full contact information who can serve as references
Required License or Certification
Valid US Driver's License No
Commercial Driver's License Required No
Physical Required No
List any other medical/drug tests required
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Describe the specific job duties related to this competency
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in
computer science and information technology using face-to-face, online and
hybrid course delivery approaches. Teaching load encompasses one course per
semester and deliver a series of cutting edge discipline seminars. The
successful candidate will communicate regularly with students, monitor student
progress, and provide feedback on student success outcomes. Detailed course
syllabi must be developed facilitating high quality, engaging instruction to
students with diverse learning styles. The successful candidate will have an
active research agenda and publish in peer-reviewed journals.
Percentage Of Time 100
Internal Posting Only No
Position Type Faculty
Time Limited Position No
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Open Date 12/15/2021
Close Date 02/18/2022
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary
Please Note: This Position is subject to the successful completion of an
employment background check If no applicants apply who meet the required
competency and T&E requirements, then management may consider other
applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget,
and market considerations. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing
an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail
(including work history) for your qualifications to be considered. Failure
to complete the application completely may result in you not being considered
for the vacant position. Your application for the position will not be
complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the
process of applying for a position.
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