Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Computer Science/Informatics

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Visiting Assistant Professor


Computer Science


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Macon, GA

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The Department of Computer Science in Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for a visiting Cybersecurity faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a one-year visiting appointment with the possibility of renewal. The appointment will be effective August 1, 2022.

Applicants should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in cybersecurity, computer science, and information technology.

Active research that includes undergraduate students and curricular initiatives that support innovation and problem solving in areas such as secure software development, virtualization and cloud computing, automation and orchestration, cybersecurity governance, and cyber analytics, are preferred. 


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in cybersecurity, computer science, information technology, computer engineering, or in a closely related area. Applicants with ABD will be considered for the interview process provided there is evidence that all degree requirements will be completed by time of appointment. Applicants must have a demonstrated academic and/or professional background in cybersecurity.

Additional Information

Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering and inspiring its students to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. The highly selective, residential, undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls over 1900 students. Among the freshmen in 2021, 27% are 1st generation college students, 36% are Pell-eligible, and 51% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College, which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialog, and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta. To learn more about Mercer University, visit Mercer’s web site at

The Computer Science Department, situated in the College of Liberal Arts and Science, offers the BS degrees in computer science, computational science, cybersecurity, and information science and technology. BA degrees are offered in computer science, cybersecurity, and information science and technology. The BS degree program in computer science is accredited by ABET. The Department also offers coursework in support of the Computer Engineering major that is offered through the School of Engineering, and coursework for Business majors in the School of Business

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online at by submitting a letter of interest, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy including candidate’s approach to teaching a diverse student population, and a list of at least three references with contact information.

For additional information, contact Dr. Bob Allen at (478) 301-2823 or at

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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