Department of Computer Science Teaching Track Academic General Faculty Positions

UVA Department of Computer Science
UVA Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia seeks applications for one or more teaching-track academic general faculty positions to begin in August 2024 and beyond. Academic general faculty positions are described fully in the policy PROV-004: Employment of Academic General Faculty Members. Candidates of any rank will be considered. We seek applicants who share our interest and enthusiasm for excellence in computing science education to join our department of 62 faculty, including 18 teaching faculty.  We are especially seeking faculty who can teach courses in computer organization, systems, theory, software engineering, databases, cloud computing, mobile computing, and HCI.  Rank is dependent upon experience and qualifications.

The department is committed to creating and benefiting from an environment where a diverse group of capable, inspired individuals interact and collaborate to learn and advance knowledge without barriers.

After an initial period, General Faculty may be reappointed for a three-year term or longer. University policies ensure that General Faculty benefit from opportunities for professional development, and there is a well-defined promotion path. General Faculty receive departmental support for their teaching and scholarship activities.

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Candidates for a General Faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Professor must, by the time the position starts, have a PhD in computer science or a related discipline. They must have an interest in and ability to teach a broad set of courses in our undergraduate curriculum. Graduate-level teaching may possibly be included. Faculty will have service responsibilities. The department strongly values scholarship activities by General Faculty. Scholarship in computing education or other areas of computing research is expected for promotion.

Candidates for a General Faculty position at the Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Distinguished Lecturer rank must have a Master’s degree or equivalent experience in computer science or a related discipline. Lecturers will usually teach undergraduate courses but may also have the opportunity to teach more specialized advanced courses. Lecturers will have fewer expectations for service activity and will not be required to pursue scholarship.

Application Instructions

Apply online at Include the following required documents in your application. The application materials must address your motivation and qualifications for a General Faculty position like this that focuses largely on computing education rather than a more common tenure-track position that has a much stronger research component.

·         A cover letter

·         Curriculum vita

·         Statement describing your teaching practices designed to create a residential learning environment for core computer science courses that are highly effective and are marked by the free and collegial exchange of ideas.

·         Statement of proposed scholarship activities appropriate for General Faculty positions (only for applications at the professorial rank, not for the lecturer ranks.

·         Statement describing demonstrated contributions to fostering inclusive practices that create climates in which all stakeholders can achieve their maximum potential, please focus on skills and experiences, not personal beliefs and opinions.

·         You will also request 3-5 references directly in Interfolio by providing names and contact information in the application. These reference requests will be generated immediately once you submit your application.

The university will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an Education Verification.

Review of completed applications will begin April 15, 2024.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Tom Horton, Associate Professor, at

For questions about the application process, please contact Richard K. Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, and family medical or genetic information.

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