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Faculty in Computer Science

Department: Department of Computer Science
Location: Jackson

Union University seeks a qualified individual for a full-time, tenure-track faculty within the Department of Computer Science beginning Fall 2021. Rank assignment commensurate with education and experience. This position is responsible for teaching a variety of courses, fulfilling departmental and university-wide faculty responsibilities, and maintaining an appropriate level of scholarship within the College.

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelorís, masterís, and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 15 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nationís premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Position Description:

  • The ideal candidate has a background in software engineering but will be expected to teach a full-time load in a variety of undergraduate Computer Science courses as assigned. Design and deliver class instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course competencies and foster critical thinking skills.
  • Facilitate/guide the progress of students toward achievement of course and program outcomes. Plan clear course outcomes. Assess records related to the evaluation of student outcomes and course grades.
  • Demonstrate interest in personal and professional growth of students. Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with students. Demonstrate concern for student progress.
  • Maintain regular office hours for student accessibility.
  • Make relevant and realistic course assignments.
  • Participate on university committees as assigned. Participate in program planning and School/Department standing and ad hoc committees as designated by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Apply Christian standards and attitudes in relationships among cohorts, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Contribute to a positive work climate and the team effort within the Computer Science department.
  • Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with full and part-time faculty, staff, and all other persons having a direct impact on the program.
  • Participate in professional organizations and scholarly activities. Attend professional meetings, workshops, and/or conventions.
  • Maintain a commitment to academic scholarship through the engagement of intellectual inquiry to further the field of Computer Science.
  • Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Submit budget and textbook requests for assigned courses by the posted deadlines.
  • Assist with Pre-Registration and Registration as necessary.
  • Collaborate with others in school-related activities.
  • Sponsor student organizations as assigned.
  • Take part in campus and community activities related to the discipline of Computer Science.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in Computer Science is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. or ABD.   

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union Universityís Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

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