Professor of the Practice Positions in Computer Science

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 2020. 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.
Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree in computer science or a related field. Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching. They must show commitment to educating a broad and diverse group of students and to increasing the participation and success of students from groups underrepresented in computer science. Successful candidates at the Associate and Full Professor of the Practice level must also 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 education.
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 undergraduate courses per semester with graduate and undergraduate TA support.
Duke is committed to further enhancing the diversity of its faculty and students.  We seek faculty members who are also committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, which fosters excellence in research and teaching. We strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities in computing. Please see and for information about the Department and advantages that Duke offers to faculty.
Candidates should submit, via online application to Academic Jobs Online at

  1. a short cover letter describing their background and interests in teaching undergraduates at Duke University,
  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. letters from at least three referees who can comment on the candidate's pedagogical skills, among other attributes.

For full consideration, applications and references should be received by December 15, 2019.

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