Computer Science & Information Technology Faculty

Employer
Northampton Community College
Location
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Salary
Competitive
Posted Date
Aug 11, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Summary: Full-time, tenure-track Computer Science & Information Technology teaching faculty position beginning in the Spring 2023 semester. The teaching load is 15 credits/semester; 30 credits/academic year.  Primary workload includes teaching introductory and advanced level classes within the discipline. Additional responsibilities include student advising, college service and ongoing professional development.

  • Skills include C++, Python, PHP, JavaScript, SQL and database theory, Linux, Software Security, Various OS, Object Oriented Programming, Cloud Computing, Security and programming.

  • Windows Server and Networking, Linux/Unix/Red Hat Server and Networking, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, Penetration testing and Ethical Hacking.

  • Cisco networking and information security experience a plus.

  • Be knowledgeable in all phases of the instructional area of immediate concern, including the use of instructional technology;

  • Possess ability to function effectively and collaborate as a member of the faculty team; 

  • Have the ability to organize and work effectively with both large and small classes;

  • Work effectively with students, faculty and administrators;

  • Have the experience and ability to adapt to differences and changes in program, colleagues, students, community characteristics.

Applicants should have:

  • Proficiency in the use of technology in the classroom.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Teaching or training experience.

  • Master’s degree required.

  • Certifications, online teaching or technical proficiency preferred.

  • Combination of industry and instructional experience desired.

  • The following industry certifications are beneficial: A+, Network+, CCNA, CCNP, Security+, CEH, CISM, CISSP.

Further, NCC is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences in this area.

Primary Function: To assist in the learning process of students by understanding how students develop and learn, how they are motivated and the effects of peer interactions on learning; by knowing his/her discipline and how to help students know the discipline; by learning what is new in the discipline, and what is newly available through technology and changing pedagogical methods; by thinking of teaching as helping others; by being a student of society and the worlds in which students live.

Responsibilities: working with students and other faculty to give instruction in accordance with the stated philosophy and objectives of the College Catalog: (1) Planning the instructional offerings: (a) maintain curriculum currently and participate in course level and program level academic assessment; (b) acquaint all students with course requirements during the first week of classes and provide each student with periodic evaluations of his/her progress; (c) participate in all areas of divisional and departmental responsibilities; (d) select textbooks and other instructional materials in compliance with developed college policies; (e) comply with all provisions as noted in the Contract with Local #3579 of the American Federation of Teachers.  (2) Facilitating the instructional process: (a) recommend the purchase of library books and other instructional resources necessary for the effective implementation of the instructional program; (b) assist in the recruitment of full-time faculty members as provided in the Policies and Procedures Manual; (c) approve all student withdrawals from class; (d) carry on an effective student advising program and implement the referral program to ensure that students who require counseling are directed to the appropriate staff member.  (3) Participating in all regularly scheduled meetings of the department/division and professional staff.  (4) Preparing preliminary budget materials for submission to the appropriate dean.  (5) Implementing special responsibilities: prepare a list annually of special assignments that reflect institutional and individual goals and ambitions appropriate to the position and the administrative team.

Qualifications:  (1) Education: attainment of at least a master’s degree in Computer Science or related disciplines from a regionally accredited college or university; Ph.D. preferred.  (2) Skills, Knowledge, Abilities: (a) be knowledgeable in all phases of the instructional area of immediate concern, including the use of instructional technology; (b) possess ability to function effectively as a member of the faculty team; (c) have the ability to organize and work effective with both large and small classes; (d) work effectively with students, faculty and administrators; (e) have ability to adapt to differences and changes in program, colleagues, students, community characteristics; (f) maintain an advisory relationship with students; (g) possess skills in interpersonal relationships.  (3) Experience: Teaching experience (preferably at a community college), combining excellence in the classroom, integration of technology, and learner-centered pedagogy. 

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