Adjunct Professor of Computer Science (with an emphasis in digital media)

The School of Communication and Creative Arts at Johnson University is recruiting applicants for two part-time Adjunct Professors of Computer Science with an emphasis in digital media, one located at our Tennessee campus and one located at our Florida campus.

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee or Kissimmee, Florida
Hiring Salary Range:  Commensurate with education and experience
Appointment: Beginning Fall 2020 Semester

Job Summary

We are seeking an individual who can teach courses in computer science to enhance our Music Technology degree offering. Specifically, our current needs are someone who can teach Media Computation, helping students create simple programs using function invocation, iteration, conditionals, and simple data structures to produce programs that can manipulate media or multimedia objects using language like Python or Jython and JES.


Master’s degree in computer science, music technology, or related field. A terminal degree (Ph.D.) preferred.

  • Four semesters of college-level experience teaching computer programming or related courses.
  • Knowledge of industry-standard software, languages (Java, Python, Jython, Various versions of C, etc.)
  • Knowledge of computer programming history.
  • Evidence of a strong professional practice in computer programming such as writing programs, web programming, app programming, etc.
  • Experience using technology to enhance instruction, manage classroom administrative tasks, and communicate effectively with the campus community.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills as well as a collaborative approach to working with students and colleagues.
  • All teaching faculty are required to affirm the institution’s statement of faith, mission statement, and community covenant.

Application Process

Please direct all inquiries and submit resume and/or curriculum vitae along with references to:

Ariel Murphy
School of Communication and Creative Arts
Johnson University
7900 Johnson Drive
Knoxville, TN 37998-0001
[email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is “to educate students for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

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