R J Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Computer Science

Winston-Salem State University

United States

February 18, 2022


Position Details Position Classification Title Professor

FLSA Exempt Position Class (Extract From Banner or PA) 80092 EPA Position Type Faculty JCAT 200000

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 Science

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 emergencies No

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 engagement.
  • 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:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 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

    Posting Details Internal Posting Only No

    Position Type Faculty Time Limited Position No Appointment Length


    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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    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Other Document
  • References List
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Reference 1
  • Letter of Reference 2
  • Letter of Reference 3
  • Portfolio
  • Unofficial Transcript