Job DescriptionPurpose of Position
The Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering at Christopher Newport University invites applications for one or more tenure track position(s) in Cybersecurity, Information Science, or Information Technology, effective August 2024. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate and Master’s level graduate students. The teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3.
A doctorate in Cybersecurity, Information Science/Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or any other closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank. ABD candidates who will not hold the doctorate by the time of appointment or candidates with a Master’s Degree in any of the above mentioned fields may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor.
The Department of Physics, Computer Science & Engineering at Christopher Newport University employs 32 full-time faculty and staff who collaborate closely across the disciplines. Together we offer six undergraduate majors and a Master’s program with a total of about 580 students. The Department has a variety of laboratories in support of both teaching and research in cybersecurity, high-speed data acquisition, complex data analysis and simulation, communications, networking, robotics, and software engineering. Our faculty have close relationships with technology companies and nearby federal labs such as the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and NASA Langley Research Center. CNU is also a member institution of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its programs are invited to visit http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/pcse/.
Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in “The 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition,” Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Our Fall 2022 incoming class presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.76 and 1180, respectively. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.
Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the workplace. For further information, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.