Computer Science Faculty Position

Location
Kansas, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Sep 29, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Department: Computer Science (Werth College of Science, Technology and Mathematics) 

Position Available:  Full-time, 9-month, tenure track teaching position 

Rank:  Assistant Professor 

Appointment Date: Fall, 2021 

Application Deadline: Priority deadline of November 30, 2020. Review of applications will begin after the deadline and continue until the position is filled. 

Position Description:

Teaching Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include teaching lower and upper division undergraduate computer science courses (12 credit hours per semester with possibility of voluntary overload, including the summer session). Classes include face-to-face courses as well as online course delivery. The normal workload components include teaching, scholarly activity, and service with a weighting of 60%, 20%, 20% (subject to negotiation).            

Required Qualifications:

Education:

PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field from an accredited institution is required. Candidates must meet minimum standards for academic qualification consistent with HLC accreditation. Will consider ABD status with required completion of Doctorate within one year. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Education:

Ph.D. in Computer Science from an accredited institution is preferred. 

Experience:

Teaching experience in the field of computer science
Online teaching experience
Experience advising students
Demonstrated record of scholarship in publications and presentations
Demonstrated record of service at the university and community levels

Compensation:

Salary:

Salary for this position will be competitive and commensurate with experience, qualifications, and rank. The salary range is contingent on funding and administrative approval. 

Application and Credentials:

To apply, please provide the following documents in one consolidated PDF file:

  • Current vitae/resume including contact information for three professional references
  • Cover letter specifying how candidate’s credentials match with position description.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy including range of coding and software language skills and capacity to teach complex computer science material 

Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit https://fhsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CAREERS.  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted. The position will be filled immediately. 

Please contact Dr. Hongbiao Zeng, Search Committee Chair if you have questions or need additional information hzeng@fhsu.edu  785-628-5811. 

About the Department:
The Department of Computer Science has three full-time faculty and two full-time academic advisors. This position will add a fourth faculty member to accommodate the rapid enrollment growth that has taken majors from 57 in 2015 to approximately 700 this academic year. This growing department is slated to hire one new faculty this year and one new faculty member next year as they roll out a new M.S. in Computer Science.

About the Werth College Of Science, Technology and Mathematics:
The Werth College of Science, Technology and Mathematics was formed in 2015 by bringing together the departments of Agriculture, Applied Technology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics. The Sternberg Museum of Natural History and Kansas Wetlands Education Center are also units within the college. The college has 75 full-time faculty and about 2000 majors, including 55 graduate students. It also makes significant contributions to the university’s General Education program and to the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science, which is an early-college program for high-achieving high-school students. Undergraduate students participate in technical, classroom, field, and lab experiences that many schools would reserve for graduate students. Our academic programs are innovative and our facilities are outstanding. 

About Fort Hays State University:
Founded in 1902, FHSU is a leading, forward-thinking university of the Midwest, with student enrollment of more than 15,500 (including 4,500+ on the Hays campus, a unique China partnership program with enrollment of 4,000 students, and online enrollment at over 7,000).  Over 400 faculty and more than 500 professional and staff support and guide degree and certificate programs for the associate’s, bachelors, and master's programs, and for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, representing 31 departments within these academic divisions: 

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
  • Peter Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
  • Graduate School 

Fort Hays State University provides exceptional opportunities for students from Kansas, the region, and the world, and the University attracts goal-oriented students who want premier learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom combined with one-to-one attention and support. FHSU students graduate with the knowledge, professional skills, and confidence to have a competitive edge in their chosen careers. Upon graduation, 95% of FHSU students find a job or placement in graduate school. 

About Hays, Kansas:
Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally. 

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle. 

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status. 

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check. 

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or www.kpers.org for further information on how this might affect you. 

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