Adjunct Instructor of Computer Science
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial review of applications will begin on Wednesday, April 14th, so applications should be submitted by that time for guaranteed consideration.
APPOINTMENT DATE: August 17, 2021
JOB TYPE: Adjunct Faculty
Bemidji State University (BSU) invites qualified applicants to join our team as an Adjunct Instructor of Computer Science. BSU’s vision is to educate people to lead inspired lives. To accomplish BSU’s vision, the University prioritizes creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated. BSU also prioritizes increasing engagement with Indigenous communities to become a destination university.
BSU is located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota and occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. BSU balances rigorous academia with the opportunity to enjoy a fun, robust, outdoor culture. The proximity to the lake and the surrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment of recreation. Major campus facilities are connected by all-season underground passages for safe and warm travel during the cold, winter months.
Enrolling around 5,000 students, BSU offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. BSU’s Shared Fundamental Values include civic engagement and leadership, international and multicultural understanding, belief in the power of the liberal arts, and environmental stewardship.
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at BSU currently houses undergraduate and graduate programs. These include a BS in Computer Science. We also offer a variety of degrees in Mathematics. The Department offers effective programs of study providing students with a core of knowledge in computer science. The department is fully committed to equity and to diversity in our faculty and students and has started a departmental program that helps faculty advance their own understanding of how they can provide more inclusive mathematics and computer science teaching.
Responsibilities of the Adjunct Instructor of Computer Science include:
- Teaching Computer Science courses as they become available. Our immediate need is an instructor for CS 1107, Introduction to Computers for Fall 2021.
- Contributing to a collegial and supportive environment that advances the goals of the department, including curriculum development, assessment, and other departmental governance activities.
- Contributing to interdisciplinary teaching and involvement in activities that support BSU’s Shared Fundamental Values.
Minimum qualifications for this position include:
- Completion of at least 16 credits of computer science (or closely related) at the graduate level.
- Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching.
Preferred qualifications include:
- Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field.
- Skills/ability to design and deliver online courses with Desire To Learn (D2L) or similar software.
- Demonstrated experience working with and/or interest working with students and colleagues from multi-cultural and diverse backgrounds and using culturally responsive pedagogy and practice.
Apply by sending the following application materials to Marty.Wolf@bemidjistate.edu:
- A brief cover letter, which addresses the required qualifications and which of our specific courses you are interested in teaching. See: https://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/catalog/20223/courses/cs.
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
- Teaching statement documenting teaching experience and success and demonstrated interest in the teaching-learning process.
Marty J. Wolf
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UNIVERSITY / COMMUNITY
Bemidji State University is nestled among the pines along the shores of Lake Bemidji, just blocks from a thriving downtown community. In this Northwoods setting, students, staff, and faculty have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who always come out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While the city of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than 100,000.
Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University have the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history. Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.
Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State is conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores and restaurants.
The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji. The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows; restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits; and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.
For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12 miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing and BSU-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further, the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from Bemidji.
For further information, visit our website at: http://www.bemidjistate.edu
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