Western Connecticut State University’s Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Computer Science beginning the Fall 2019 semester. The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences is home to 13 departments, 21 undergraduate majors and five (5) graduate majors, and offers a variety of ways for students to further their education. The Computer Science department’s mission is to offer a broad and up-to-date curriculum that provides students with a comprehensive foundation that permits graduates to adapt to new technologies and new ideas. Western’s students benefit from small class sizes and a faculty focus on teaching and learning. The Computer Science department offers a BS in Computer Science, BA in Applied Computing, Minor in Computer Science, as well as minors in Security, Digital Media, Informatics and Web Development. The Computer Science program follows the CC 2013 recommendations. Additional information about the department may be found at http://www.wcsu.edu/cs/.
Position Summary: The successful candidate will teach both introductory and upper-level Computer Science courses and will be expected to participate in departmental and university service by taking an active role in developing new curricula, advising and mentoring students, serving on departmental and university committees, assisting student groups on campus, and engaging in professional activity. The full-time teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Western has a 4/4 teaching load, but class sizes are capped at between 15-38 students each. Small classes allow for student-based teaching and learning and project-based activities. Faculty may apply for course load reduction for research purposes beginning in their second year. Additionally, there are generous travel, research, and other grants competitively awarded each year.
Qualifications: A completed doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related discipline is required at time of application. Also required are:
-Demonstrated proficiency in more than one programming language including C++; -Ability to teach a wide variety of undergraduate courses, including courses in some of the following areas: programming and software development, networking and communication, information assurance and security, intelligent systems, parallel and distributed computing; -Proven capability for research, and a record of advancing a research agenda; and, -Demonstrated willingness to participate in faculty governance.
Relevant industry or academic experience after obtaining the Ph.D. will be an advantage. The ability to attract external funding will be an advantage. Experience in program assessment will be an advantage. Must display evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
Additional Salary Information: Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application, which outlines interest in, and qualifications for the position; areas of teaching expertise and experience, areas of service and/or leadership, research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy; a current curriculum vita and list of publications; and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references who can comment on the applicant's teaching, scholarship, and/or service/leadership to email@example.com. In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #800-004. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by February 28, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.
Internal Number: #800-004
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