Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science position with an anticipated start date of August 23rd, 2021.  We are seeking a dynamic individual committed to teaching core undergraduate computer science classes and specialty courses in their research area.  Our nationally ranked, ABET-accredited programs offer courses in a variety of specialized areas including Cybersecurity, Game Design and Development, Machine Learning/Data Science, Mobile and Web Development, and Software Engineering/Programming Languages. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Minimum / Required

  • PhD (or equivalent) in computer science, software engineering, or related field required by contract start date
  • Commitment to teaching undergraduate computer science courses
  • Evidence of teaching ability

Highly Desired

  • Demonstrated area of expertise that contributes to teaching core computer science courses.
  • Interest in involving undergraduate students in research 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching an average of 12 credit hours of coursework each semester in lower and upper-level courses in computer science, involvement in curriculum development, research and scholarly activity, academic advisement, course and program assessment of student learning, and service to the department and the university are expected along with other duties as assigned by the department chair. 

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

The Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Department offers all the core courses necessary for the ABET-accredited Computer Science program (~361 students), the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science program (~130 students), as well as coursework supporting the ABET-accredited Computer and Electrical Engineering program (~176 students). The Computer Science program’s concentration in Game Design and Development continues to be nationally recognized, ranking 24th in the Princeton Review’s 2020 Top Game Design programs.  In addition, UW-Stout is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Computer Science program is nationally ranked in the 30 Most Affordable Residential Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science 2021 by computersciencedegreehub.com. A typical computer science class size is about 30 students, and we have a robust tutoring staff to support instruction in foundational courses.  All students are provided with personal laptops and software to support interactive, hands-on learning.

We are a very inclusive department of 28 full-time members with a commitment to diversity, a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, and a growing program of scholarship and research in computer science, mathematics, statistics, and related areas. The department is committed to student-centered and technology-enhanced instruction. Technology usage includes students working on laptops in the classroom, web enhancements (e.g., Canvas course management and online homework systems), and interactive distance education courses. For several years, the department has actively contributed to the Wisconsin Science Olympiad, and in May of 2016, UW-Stout hosted the National Science Olympiad. 

INSTITUTIONAL OVERVIEW  

The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.  

UW-Stout offers 49 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees, including three terminal degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students. The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.  

The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community

Facts and data about the university:  https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks. 

A successful candidate must have authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7). 

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information 

TO APPLY

Go to: http://jobs.uwstout.edu/  

Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them. 

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Statement of research interests
  5. Inclusivity statement: Separate one-page or less document demonstrating your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that supports student success
  6. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
  7. Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire

To ensure consideration, complete applications must be submitted online by January 31st, 2021. Screening of applications may continue until the position is filled.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Dr. Terry Mason

Phone: 715-232-4044

Email: cssearch@uwstout.edu

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Judy Darwin

Phone: 715-232-2308

Email: darwinj@uwstout.edu