Open Position

Faculty Position Beginning July 2017
Professor of the Practice

The Department of Computer Science at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, invites applications and nominations for a Professor of the Practice position starting in July 2017. The appointment will be made at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of the Practice rank depending on the candidate's experience. Duke has a long history of supporting faculty with practice-of titles who are educators, practitioners, and scholars, and the Computer Science department has set high standards in providing a teaching and work environment in which practice-of faculty thrive.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Successful candidates at the Associate and Full Professor of the Practice level will show examples of academic, scholarly, and educational success outside the classroom that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, significant advancements in computer science and engineering education. Successful candidates must show commitment to educating a broad and diverse group of students and in working to increase the participation and success of students from groups underrepresented in computer science.

The term of an initial appointment depends on the rank, but is typically four years for a junior position. Reappointment and promotion are governed by departmental and university bylaws and guidelines that encourage faculty to be innovative, to succeed locally and nationally, and to develop new courses and curricula that mesh with ongoing and new initiatives. Practice-of faculty typically teach two courses per semester with graduate and undergraduate TA support. We especially encourage faculty with interest and experience in mobile computing to apply.

Candidates should submit, via online application to Academic Jobs Online.

  1. a short cover letter describing their background and interests in teaching undergraduates at Duke University and in promoting inclusion and diversity in computer science,
  2. a curriculum vita,
  3. a statement regarding teaching philosophy and experience, including evidence of commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity as well as teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness,
  4. a statement of scholarly activities (which may include research on pedagogical focus), and
  5. contact information for at least three referees who can comment on the candidate's pedagogical skills, among other attributes (provide referee name, title, address and email).