Adjuncts for Computer Science and Innovation courses

Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 25, 2021
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Adjuncts for Computer Science and Innovation courses

About Champlain College:
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, private, not-for-profit college in Burlington, Vermont overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Its career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for professional life from their very first semester. For the fifth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2020 regional rankings and listed among The Princeton Review's "The Best 385 Colleges" in 2020. Champlain is also featured in the 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain and is recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction for its "Engagement, Teaching, Community, and Outcomes. The College offers 30 undergraduate degrees as well as online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.

Champlain's Centers of Experience provide students from across all majors with experiential learning environments that guide them in how to take their classroom knowledge and put it to the test in practical applications allowing them to gain real-world experience firsthand. Each Center connects Champlain to the local community and the world, turning theory into practice. The Centers entrust students with responsibility, engage them in ambitious goals and empower them to lead with creativity, confidence, insight, and integrity. At the helms of the Centers are cutting-edge industry professionals who share the goal of providing the most relevant, career-focused education, enriched with hands-on learning opportunities.

Job Description:
Adjunct instructors needed to teach several Computer Science and Innovation courses for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 semester. Summer classes may be held on campus in Burlington, Vermont or delivered fully or partly online due to COVID-19. Mode of course delivery may change if necessary for public health concerns. Fall classes are planned for on-campus in Burlington, VT. Applicants should live within commuting distance of the Burlington, VT campus.

Applicants, please specify which course(s) you are interested in teaching in your cover letter.

Summer 2021
Times/days are flexible. Courses can be taught during Summer A: 5/24/21- 7/2/21, Sumer B: 7/12/21- 8/13/21 or Full Summer: 6/7/21- 8/13/21, depending on the adjunct faculty's schedule.

Students will gain a foundational understanding of the software, hardware, and systems of mobile computing. A survey of current mobile platforms and an introduction to mobile Web programming provides strong insight into the challenges and opportunities for mobile application developers. Case studies of how mobile computing has invigorated social networks, re-written business models, and connected people across the globe are addressed in this course.

Students will learn the history and basics of computing as well as the fundamentals of Python programming. General topics include: the history of computing, number systems, Boolean logic, algorithm design and implementation, and modern computer organization. Programming topics include: memory and variables, data types, mathematical operations, basic file I/O, decision-making, repetitions, functions, and list basics.

Fall 2021
Times/days flexible. Typically classes run one or two evenings per week, for a total of three-hours per course. Fall 2021 dates are 8/30/2021 to 12/17/2021.

Students will learn about the structure and functions of current Linux operating systems and their components such as process management memory management, and file systems. The concept of scripting will be addressed and students will learn how to create scripts to automate redundant tasks. Using C programming, students will write simple applications to learn various Linux/Unix system calls.

Students will take a step back from hands on development work to learn about the field of computer science and how it affects, and is affected by society and the global community. Students will be presented with various case studies on such topics as social networks outsourcing, intellectual property, and the unintended effects of software systems and many others.

A Bachelor's degree with related experience is required. Master's degree in related field, relevant experience, and teaching experience is preferred.

Additional Information:
The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications as well as a separate DEI statement describing your experience and vision for mentoring underrepresented students. Further describe how you would contribute to Champlain's goal of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.  

The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

Application Instructions:
Champlain College values, supports and encourages diversity of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives of students, faculty and staff.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Please submit the following documents

  1. Resume/CV and 
  2. A letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications.
  3. DEI statement

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