Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Human Resources
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
 
(Tenure-track position) Designs and delivers instruction in undergraduate computer science courses offered by the School; participates in all departmental, various school, and University-wide tasks and activities, including student recruitment and academic advising.
Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Department: School of Natural and Social Sciences
Reports To: Dean
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Main Campus

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  • Prepares lessons and provides instruction for coursework required for undergraduate computer science students. Will teach 4/4 load.
  • Adheres to the established class, office and exam schedules. Submits contracts, book requests, syllabi, grades, evaluations, and other required paperwork and reports by due dates. 
  • Participates in curriculum and program development work of the department and university general education core.
  • Remains knowledgeable of current scholarly/research activities in computer science field by reading journal articles, attending professional conferences, and maintaining relationships with other fellow scholars and/or researchers in computer science field.
  • Provides effective academic and career advising for students and participates in their scholarship activities.
  • Participates in University-wide committees and professional development activities.
  • Supervises and evaluates student interns as necessary.
  • Represents the University by developing and maintaining strong relationships with profit and non-profit organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Ph.D. in computer science or closely related field is required.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at undergraduate level and quality research are required.  
  • A strong commitment to a global perspective and serving a diverse student body is preferred. Experience teaching at the university level is also preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Thorough understanding of computer science and its application in the classroom.
  • Evidence of excellence in and commitment to teaching college-level computer science courses.
  • Ability to teach a variety of computer science courses.
  • Familiarity with academic policies and procedures of higher education institutions.
  • Ability to work effectively with other University personnel.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to provide service to both the University and the community.
  • Ability to comply with rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
  • Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to be discreet in handling confidential and sensitive matters while complying with FERPA regulations.
  • Ability to demonstrate and provide excellent service to both the University and the community.
  • Demonstrated potential for strong teaching and quality research is required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS   

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, papers, and periodicals. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and professional papers.   
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups including students and colleagues.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Must be able to move about campus freely. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

Work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Office hours required.

Review of applications will begin December 1 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a current curriculum vita; a cover letter indicating position desired; names of three references with contact information; graduate-level transcripts; and statement of personal teaching philosophy to: Computer Science Search Committee, Office of Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University hr@txwes.edu.

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