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Visiting Assistant Professor - Computer Science
Florida Polytechnic University

Date Posted Jun. 24, 2020
Title Visiting Assistant Professor - Computer Science
University Florida Polytechnic University
Lakeland, FL, United States
Department Computer Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Adjunct/Visiting Prof
    Assistant Professor
  • Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Florida Polytechnic University invites applications for multiple positions beginning August 2020, or possibly sooner.

Visiting Professor of Computer Science must have a Ph.D. by August 15th, 2020. All fields of computer science are welcome to apply. We have a specific need for: Applicants with specialization in Digital Forensic, Ethical Hacking, Cloud Security, Database Systems, Autonomous Systems, and Algorithm.

The positions require individuals to:

  • Teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Begin planning for research.
  • Mentor undergraduate.
  • Provide service to the university and the profession.

Faculty at Florida Polytechnic University are encouraged to build strong industry relations to further high impact business and industry research. The department is interested in candidates that are highly collaborative and collegial with a strong commitment to pursuing externally funded research and teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels.


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field with emphasis in the specializations listed above or related field/ areas.
  • Credentials by degree to support delivery of core courses in the department


  • Teaching and/or relevant industry experience
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent and interdisciplinary funded applied research.
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Experience with students’ academic mentoring
  • Experience in program assessment and execution of a continuous improvement plan.
  • Experience in serving on various department, college or university committees
  • Active participation in professional activities and organizations
  • Prior professional US experience with progressive responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong industry relations to further high impact business and industry research
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse campus community

Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and is the twelfth university in the Florida State University System. The University was created as a STEM-focused public university that offers high-value undergraduate and graduate degrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focus on economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated to preparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, Florida Polytechnic University blends traditional subject matter mastery with problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide students with learning opportunities that applicable to both the workplace and for a career of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses in small class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to faculty experience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and research mission.

Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-modern campus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines small town comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High Tech Corridor is home to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has more than 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college. Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thriving performing art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and home values increasing 14.3% on average over the past year, Lakeland and central Florida continue to rise among the best places to live and work.

EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications


  • Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
  • Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the United States. This proof must be provided prior to employment at the University. An appointment is not final until proof is provided.

APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submit the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of Application
  • Cover letter and Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • List of at least 3 professional references (names and contact information)
  • Unofficial copy of the Ph.D. transcript

This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute ยง435.04.

  • Equal Employment:
    Florida Poly is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all faculty, staff, and applicants, including those with disabilities.

    Non-Discrimination Statement:
    Florida Polytechnic University is committed to providing and maintaining a dignified environment in which all members of the University Community appreciate and respect one another by collectively sustaining a welcoming environment to work, study, live and interact with one another free from any form of unlawful discrimination. The University’s expectations of its community is to maintain and foster an inclusive and welcoming environment in which diversity is valued and opportunity is equalized.

    The University does not discriminate in offering access to any educational programs or activities or in conducting its employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or veteran status (each hereinafter referred to as a "protected class") or any other legally protected class or basis under applicable federal and/or state laws.

    The University complies with, but not limited to, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, and Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 and their implementing regulations.

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