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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Governors State University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 23, 2022

Position Details

Position Information

Position Type
Faculty, Tenure Track

Classification Title
Assistant Professor

Position's Functional Title
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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Position Summary

Governors State University is a minority-serving institution seeking nominations and applications for two full-time tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Computer Science in the Division of Science, Mathematics and Technology, College of Arts and Sciences. The position is available to begin in Fall semester of 2023-2024 academic year, with the possibility for an early start in January 2023. Applicants shall have an earned Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, with industry experience preferred. The successful candidates will be expected to a) have outstanding teaching skills to teach and update undergraduate and graduate courses b) have experience working with non-traditional and diverse student populations c) assist with the development of academic program and assessment and d) participate in appropriate professional development including serving on committees, maintaining a strong record of scholarship, and cultivating good connections with industry partners. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and first-generation college graduates are especially encouraged to apply.

Governors State University is the only regional public comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving more than 5,500 students annually. Since its founding in 1969, GSU has offered accessible, high-value educational opportunities to a culturally diverse student body of first-generation students, returning adults, and veterans. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. In 2014, GSU accepted its inaugural class of first-year students as it transitioned from an upper-division and graduate institution into a regional comprehensive university with a state-of-the-art general education program. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate.

Through its strategic plan, Vision 2020, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university’s academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasingly numerous hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. Our innovative lower-division program uses high-impact practices to foster student engagement with ethics, citizenship, and innovative thinking. Every first-year class is taught by a full-time faculty member to ensure that students have a strong foundation for their studies. GSU is a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers a wide variety of master’s programs and several applied doctoral degrees in health, counseling fields, and Interdisciplinary Leadership.

GSU’s 750-acre campus encompasses the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park yet is conveniently located within easy reach of Chicago and surrounding communities with 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 serves 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. Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field.

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

3. Documented record of an ability to make intellectual contributions through scholarly publications/presentations consistent with the maintenance of AQ (“Academically Qualified”) faculty status under accreditation standards.

4. Ability to complement the program’s strengths.

Preferred Qualifications

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

2. Industry experience in multiple areas related to Computer Science and/or with industry-recognized certification(s).

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

4. Experience in teaching and advising non-traditional or diverse student populations.

5. Specialize in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Data Science, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, IoT, Cybersecurity, or Robotics.

6. Bilingual language proficiency (Spanish, Arabic or Hindi preferred).

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Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and list of 3-4 professional references by November 1, 2022 to receive full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. References will only be contacted prior to candidate interviews.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Doctorate Degree
    • ABD
  2. * What academic discipline did you earn your degree(s) in?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have experience teaching at the college/university level?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * Experience teaching in online/hybrid delivery?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Certification/Professional License
  3. Research Documents
  4. Other
  5. Other2
  6. Other3
  7. Other4

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