Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science


Position Details

Position Type Visiting Professor Classification Title Visiting Assistant Professor Position's Functional Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science Position Start Date 08/16/2021 Position End Date (if temporary) 08/15/2022 Position Summary

Governors State University seeks nominations and applications for two full-time, non-tenure track positions at the rank of Visiting Professor in the area of Computer Science in the Division of Science, Mathematics and Technology; College of Arts and Sciences. The position is available for the 2021-2022 Academic year and successful candidates may be extended for the 2022-2023 academic year. The preferred candidates should demonstrate strong potential to teach primarily graduate Computer Science courses, including Computer Programming- Java ( CPSC 6548), Internet Programming ( CPSC 8720), Advanced Operating Systems ( CPSC 8735), Formal Languages and Automata ( CPSC 8810), Planning and Management of Software Projects ( CPSC 8820), and Advanced Database Concepts ( CPSC 8845). We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, and experience teaching and advising non-traditional or diverse student populations. Successful applicants will have an earned Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field; candidates in ABD status will be considered.
Governors State University ( GSU ) was founded in 1969, originally as an upper-division institution with a primary focus of serving community college graduates pursuing baccalaureate degrees. During the five intervening decades, GSU has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs. GSU features a highly diverse faculty and staff of roughly 1,000 employees that reflect the students and community we serve. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students from across the region and around the world. From its mission statement, Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society.
Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value.
The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU seeks to serve as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.
It is the policy of Governors State University, in its role as educator, employer, and purchaser of goods and services, to provide equal opportunity and affirmative action. Discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status is strictly prohibited.
Salary and benefits package are commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field. ABD in the final stages of completion in a Computer Science or a related field will be considered.

2. Knowledge and ability to teach a wide range of graduate computer science courses.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Teaching and/or professional experience in multiple areas related to Computer Science.

2. Interest in and ability to teach online (web-based) courses.

Posting Date 04/25/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Posting Number FA0394P Type of Search External Quicklink for Posting https://employment.govst.edu/postings/5922 Employee ID Department Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of candidates will commence immediately and continue until position is filled. Priority attention given to the candidates who apply by May 7, 2021.

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Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of References
  5. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Certification/Professional License
  3. Other
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