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Information Technology Assistant Teaching Professor

University of Kansas
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 8, 2023
Job Title

Information Technology Assistant Teaching Professor


School of Professional Studies

Primary Campus

Univ of Kansas Edwards Campus

Job Description

The University of Kansas School of Professional Studies (SPS) seeks an outstanding individual to join the Master of Science in Information Technology program as a non- tenure track faculty Assistant Teaching Professor. We seek individuals with experience in teaching information technology who have exceptional communication skills, a strong commitment to educate and desire to develop future information technology professionals. The ideal candidate will have a developed teaching philosophy as well as a demonstrated desire to inspire students and encourage lifelong learning in information technology. This is a 12-month position.

Program needs are particularly great in the following areas: software engineering, data base systems, information technology management, cybersecurity, organizational policy design, information security law, communication networks, and testing and vulnerability analysis. This faculty position will teach courses offered via the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas in the School of Professional Studies as in person and/or online offerings.

The initial term of the teaching professor appointment is 3 years. Subsequent appointment may be offered, contingent upon a satisfactory comprehensive performance evaluation during the final academic year of this appointment and approval of the Dean of the School of Professional Studies.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the appointment.

Job Description
80% Teaching- Teaching four courses each in Fall and Spring semesters and two courses during the summer semester in the Master of Science in Information Technology program at the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC). Teaching responsibilities include curriculum development, instructional design, virtual classroom management, grading and teaching improvement in relation to student and colleague feedback. Faculty are responsible for keeping curriculum up-to-date and engaging with external organizations to ensure relevance to a variety of workplace needs. Provide adequate means to evaluate student performance, including examinations and assignments (such as papers, presentations, etc.) and grading.

10% Scholarly Engagement- Active in scholarly engagement activities including but not limited to carrying out course transformation, assessment of learning outcomes, development of pedagogical teaching practices that expand and delivers new methods of teaching to precipitate dynamic learning engagements or other activities to implement innovations in teaching and learning. Scholarly engagement is broadly defined, but typically, not exclusively, includes participation in or presenting professional development and workshops, scholarly presentations at meetings, publications, documenting and disseminating the results of inquiry into improving teaching and learning.

10% Service - Teaching faculty members are expected to participate in appropriate professional activities, such as attending faculty meetings, carrying out departmental assignments, attending national and international meetings or conferences, serving the School and University as appropriate. Teaching faculty are full voting members of the School faculty except on personnel matters involving tenure-track faculty.

Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX,, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Conditions of Employment

Contingent on Funding, Limited Term

Contact Information to Applicants

Blake Bryant

Limited Term End Date


Position Number


Required Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. in Information Technology or a closely related filed, with a background in at least one of the following areas: software engineering, data base systems, information technology management, cybersecurity, organizational policy design, information security law, communication networks, and testing and vulnerability analysis.
  2. Record of excellence in teaching college-level information technology courses.
  3. Demonstrated excellent organizational and leadership skills as evidenced by work history.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work well with students, faculty, and administrators.
  5. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

Employee Class


Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with experience



Position Overview

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) Program at the University of Kansas (KU) was established in 2008 to develop graduate students with critical skills in software engineering, communication networks, information technology management, and cyber security. The MSIT program resides within the School of Professional Studies, located on the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) in Overland Park, Kansas in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. KUEC has been an integral part of KU in Kansas City for 30 years, playing a crucial role in the Greater Kansas City professional community. The campus now offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs with classes geared toward working professionals, available in the evening, online and in-person.

The MSIT program focuses on preparing students with professional and workforce ready skills to enhance student effectiveness in their current employment, or create vehicles for transition into more technically inclined projects. This degree is directed at students who wish to pursue applied technical careers. This program is offered through the School of Professional Studies and based at the KU Edwards Campus. The degree is designed for students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree in an information technology, or computer science related program. The program offers a mixture of in person and online instructional approaches.

The KU School of Professional Studies (SPS) was created in 2019 with a vision to transform students’ lives and improve communities through innovative, student-focused, and exemplary academic programs that lead to rewarding careers in an array of fields that serve the workforce needs of Kansas and beyond. The school offers a variety of disciplines, course formats, class schedules, student services, aid, and more to meet the needs of diverse students who may work full-time, have considerable commitments outside of the classroom, have prior college-level education or otherwise need a different approach to earning academic credentials. SPS continues to launch new degree programs aimed at supporting the needs of future students and is poised for significant growth over the next five years.

KUEC and SPS have a reputation for employing innovative teaching techniques and serving the unique needs of non-traditional students. KUEC and SPS faculty enjoy an interdisciplinary and collaborative atmosphere focused on supporting faculty in building rewarding careers while improving the success of students we teach. Employees typically enjoy a hybrid work environment, providing sufficient flexibility for a healthy work-life balance.



Application Review Begins


Anticipated Start Date


Additional Candidate Instruction

Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. A complete online application will include:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less:
  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application review begins June 6, 2023 and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

KU Benefits:
KU offers an array of benefits to assist employees with their health, life, retirement, and other needs. Details regarding benefits offered to employees can be found here: Benefits | Human Resource Management (


Master of Science in Information Technology Program

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