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This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for contributing significantly to Stephen F. Austin State University?s undergraduate and/or graduate programs through teaching, scholarship/creative accomplishment and service. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Chair.

Essential Job Functions

1. Performs an equivalent of eight teaching units of work during the regular academic year; reduction of teaching load through reassignment of duties is possible under certain circumstances.
2. Engages in research/scholarly/creative and service activities at levels that are appropriate to faculty rank and departmental tenure/merit criteria.
3. Provides services to the university and the profession.
4. Participates in promotion review of lower-ranked faculty members within the department.
5. When tenured, participates in tenure review of candidates for tenure.
6. May conduct supplemental instructional activities such as independent studies, internships, advising and thesis/dissertation supervision.

Non-Essential Job Functions

1. May receive course-load reassignment when assigned administrative duties in support of the department/college/university.
2. May receive course-load reassignment when assigned to prepare course material during the first semester/year when included as part of initial contract.
3. May receive course-load reassignment when approved to engage in research or scholarly/creative activities and service that exceed normal expectations.
4. May supervise the work of student and/or graduate assistants.
5. May serve on departmental, college and university committees.
6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

1. Extensive knowledge in the field in which the individual will be teaching.
2. Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and/or graduate students.
3. Ability to conduct research and/or commitment to production of scholarly/creative accomplishments and service.
4. Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment.
5. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
6. Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.

Required Education

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required. ABD candidates may be considered if Ph.D. is earned prior to start date.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required.

Required Experience and Training

The rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR is held by an individual who demonstrates the capability to produce research/scholarly/creative accomplishments, teach effectively, and provide service to the academic and general communities.

The rank of ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR is held by an individual with proven record of research/creative accomplishments, effective teaching, and service to the academic and general communities. The individual must demonstrate excellence in teaching and excellence in either research/scholarly/creative accomplishments or in service. An individual should have the rank of assistant professor for at least three years.

Preferred Qualifications Special Conditions for Eligibility

This is a security-sensitive position subject to criminal record check.
This is an IT-sensitive position subject to SFA?s computer and network security policy.

Other Specifications

This position is effective September 1, 2018

Responsibilities include teaching a variety of undergraduate courses in computer science consistent with the needs of the department, participating in curriculum development in undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science, advising undergraduate students, performing research in an area of interest in computer science, and providing service to the department, the college, the university and the profession.

The Department of Computer Science at Stephen F. Austin State University offers three degree programs: the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, and the Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology.

The Department of Computer Science will consider exceptional candidates in any computing area, but is particularly interested in candidates whose primary expertise is in networking, data analytics, or information technology. We are interested in applicants with the ability to teach a wide range of computer science courses, including Computer Networking, Programing Languages, Data Structures, System Administration, and Network Administration, and whose areas of expertise complement existing strengths in the department.

A Ph.D. in computer science or a related discipline is required. Appropriate teaching experience at the university/college level, computing experience in industry and demonstrated potential for research productivity are desirable.

Interested applicants should go to to apply for the position.

Stephen F. Austin State University is a comprehensive institution dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative work and service. The university has an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students with 633 full- and part-time faculty members ( SFA is located in Nacogdoches, TX (, a community of about 30,000 and is approximately 130 miles north of Houston and 150 miles southeast of Dallas.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a current vita, all unofficial college transcripts (official transcripts will be requested of all finalists for the position), and statement of teaching philosophy. These materials MUST be submitted electronically. Transcripts should be submitted as ?Other Document?.

Applications will not be considered complete until three letters of recommendation have been received by the search committee for an applicant. Letters of recommendation should be sent to the committee at the address below:

Department of Computer Science
Attn: Deborah Dunn
PO Box 13063, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

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Applicants will be contacted by the hiring department if selected for an interview If you have specific questions about this job posting, please contact HR at (936) 468-2304.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Will you have a Ph.D in hand prior to start date?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * If applicable, which field do you hold a degree in?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Other Document
Optional Documents
  • List of References