Faculty – Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor of Computer Science

Faculty – Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor of Computer Science


The Department of Computer Science at Florida Polytechnic University invites applications for an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor with broad teaching capacity that supports all levels of the undergraduate degree program and at the graduate level as well. The Computer Science department is home to the largest undergraduate program in the University which delivers an ABET accredited degree in Computer Science with specialization areas in Game Development, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, and Autonomous Systems. Successful applicants must be capable of teaching a range of classes in the curriculum, at all levels, and must contribute to instruction and research focused in at least one of the following areas: Cyber Security, Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems, Graphical Interactive Programs and Software Engineering.

This is part of a strategic expansion of the department that will add multiple faculty members with starting dates of either January or August 2023. The department also delivers a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and the expansion of the faculty will be critical to growing the size of this graduate program.

Applicants must demonstrate commitment to teaching and teaching excellence in support of the department’s degree program. In addition, Individuals must be prepared to establish a personal research presence based upon participation in extramural funding efforts, publication of research results in leading scientific journals of their discipline, and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates are expected to assist in the broader educational mission of the department.

  • Assistant Professor- Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field (degree must be acquired by the starting date for the position).
  • Associate Professor or Professor- Six years of experience as faculty member or equivalent industry experience and participation as a student or faculty in a US higher education institution.

  • Teaching and/or relevant research/industry experience.
  • Experience in curriculum delivery and development.
  • Experience as the instructor of record.
  • Experience with students’ academic mentoring.
  • Participation as a student or faculty in a US higher education institution. (Assistant Professor)
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent and interdisciplinary funded applied research.
  • Experience as contributing author or sole author on research proposals.
  • Active participation in professional activities and organizations.
  • Prior professional US experience with progressive increases in responsibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse campus community.
  • Experience in curriculum deliver and development (Associate Professor or Professor)
  • Experience with students’ academic mentoring (Associate Professor or Professor)

DESIRED / PREFERRED AREAS OF Teaching and Research Expertise:
  • Game Development and Simulation (Computer Graphics, Game Design, etc.).
  • Information Assurance & Cyber Security (Applied Cryptograph, Ethical Hacking, etc.).
  • Intelligent Mobility and Autonomous Systems (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Autonomous/Smart Systems, etc.).
  • Software Engineering (Software Verification and Quality Assurance, Software Design and Architecture, etc.).

NOTE: Please specify your areas of expertise in your cover letter.


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 applicable to both the workplace and 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.

Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term defined appointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, that substantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment and progression in rank upon completion of a significant review of accomplishments.

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 to the Florida Polytechnic Careers Website:
  • 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./M.Sc. transcript


Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information.


Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made, and additional attachments will not be considered.

An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.

This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.