Website East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computing – Computer Science


Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist East Tennessee State University in its search for Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computing – Computer Science.


For full consideration, please apply by July 12th.


An exceptional opportunity awaits an educator passionate about teaching, mentoring and fostering student success at both the undergraduate and graduate level at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Working with a strong research foundation at ETSU, the Assistant Professor of Computing – Computer Science will help shape and build an innovative, nationally recognized research program in the Department of Computing.


The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in computer science with the ability to break down and teach complex subject matter to enhance student understanding. Equally important is a passion and drive to promote student success by guiding them in research, sharing knowledge and making meaningful connections. Successful applicants will also engage in service activities in the department, university, and community. Opportunities for collaboration exist across the University in the Academic Health Science Center, Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, and Business.


This is a nine-month position (mid-August through mid-May), with faculty teaching three courses each semester and having an active research and service agenda. Opportunities to conduct independent studies and supervise undergraduate and graduate research and thesis activities are available. Faculty regularly teach Special Topics courses in areas of personal interest. Summer teaching opportunities for additional compensation may be available.


This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Computing.



  • Primary areas of teaching emphasis are graduate and undergraduate courses in Computer Science. Areas of interest include the following:
    • Programming
    • Analysis of Algorithms
    • Operating Systems and Distributed Systems
    • Computer Organization, Architecture, and Compilers
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Other topics in the field



  • A doctorate degree in Computer Science, or a closely related discipline, earned by August 15, 2024
  • Additionally, all candidates must be able to:
    • demonstrate good written and oral English skills
    • legally work in the United States
    • begin work August 2024



  • Prior teaching experience
  • Prior research publications
  • Relevant industry experience is a plus


About the Institution

Nestled in the Appalachian Highlands, East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is a thriving R2 research university spanning over 350 acres in Johnson City, Tennessee. The University has a diverse student body of 14,000 students from 71 countries and all 50 states, and 800 full-time faculty. ETSU has 160+ academic programs to choose from at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels housed across eleven colleges and schools, including the Clemmer College of Education and Human Services, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Technology, the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the Gatton College of Pharmacy, the Quillen College of Medicine, the Honors College and the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies.


About the Department

The Department of Computing began as a program in the Department of Mathematics in 1972 and became a standalone Department in 1977. The Department is housed within the College of Business and Technology (CBAT), which includes programs in Accountancy, Digital Media, Economics and Finance, Engineering/Engineering Technology, Interior Architecture, Management, Marketing, and Surveying.


The Department of Computing houses four undergraduate programs: Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Modern Networks, Information Systems, and Information Technology; two graduate programs: Computer Science and Information Systems; and a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics. The Department has more than 500 undergraduate majors, 150 graduate majors, and 25 faculty members. All in-person Computing courses are taught in the recently renovated Brinkly Center, which includes four computer labs, four lecture rooms, and two auditorium-style classrooms. 


ETSU was named the state’s best Bachelor of Science in Computing for the Information Systems Concentration by and


Living in the Area

Johnson City, Tennessee, is a vibrant city in the northeastern part of the state, surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains and is part of the Tri-Cities region, which includes Kingsport and Bristol. It is the eighth largest city in TN with a population of ~70,000. Johnson City has a strong economy and offers a diverse range of urban amenities and activities including outdoor recreation at local parks (Buffalo Mountain Park, Willow Springs Park) and trails (Tweetsie Trail) and numerous events and festivals. The city boasts a thriving arts and culture scene that captures the essence of the region with festivals such as the Blue Plum Festival and Little Chicago Downtown Music and Arts Festival, which celebrate local culture, music, and arts. With a rich history deeply rooted in Appalachian heritage, the city showcases a blend of traditional crafts, music and storytelling.


Johnson City is an affordable place to live with the cost of living and housing both below the national average (15.4% and 31.0% respectively). The city has a regional healthcare center, with numerous clinics and specialty medical services. Some of the major employers in the area are ETSU, Johnson City Medical Center, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Local businesses include the Johnson City Brewing Company, which produces award-winning craft beer, and the Johnson City Farmers Market. 


To Apply 

For full consideration, please apply by July 12th.


To be viewed by the search firm, you must apply directly at:


Please apply through the application link and do not email applications.


Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and curriculum vita. Ideally cover letters should not exceed two pages. All applications are treated confidentially.


Inquiries, referrals, and nominations are also treated confidentially.


Inquiries and questions: Please send to


Nominations and referrals: Please send the nominee’s name, title, and contact information if available to


Institution’s EEO Statement

ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. The successful candidate(s) should demonstrate commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

To apply for this job please visit