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Instructor of the Practice in Software Engineering

Utah Tech University
Utah, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 9, 2023

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Position Announcement

The College of Science, Engineering & Technology at Utah Tech University (UT) in St. George, Utah invites applications for a professional- track Instructor of the Practice position in Software Engineering to begin January 2024. The preferred candidate will possess an MS in Computer Science or a related discipline, or a BS with professional expertise equivalent to a master's degree. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience in s oftware engineering, but candidates with adequate teaching assistant experience are also encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop introductory courses in software engineering . The preferred candidate will have experience in current software engineering practices and be able to develop both mobile and web solutions. Potential courses to be taught will be determined by the strengths of the applicant. More information about the Department o f Computing and its associated programs and faculty can be found online at .

  • Teach 30 credits of lecture and laboratory courses each academic year in software engineering and related disciplines.
  • Engage students in active and experiential learning.
  • Contribute to the development of programs in software engineering and related fields, including assisting students on how to fulfill computing, general education, and discipline-specific requirements.
  • Attend department, college, and university faculty meetings; work with other faculty in program management and adhere to university policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Master's degree in computer science or related field required; a bachelor's degree with professional expertise equivalent to a master's degree will also be considered.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with relevant prior teaching experience and/or relevant industry experience.
  • A strong commitment to and evidence of potential for excellence in teaching, including an ongoing commitment to improvements in teaching methods and curriculum.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and commitment to collegiality and teamwork.
  • An interest in active learning, experiential learning, and student engagement are desirable.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time (9-month) professional-track faculty position. Faculty service begins January 2024. Annual salary of $60,000+ depending on qualifications & experience, with additional compensation available for optional summer/overload teaching. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents. See under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins June 5 , 2023 ; position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (1-2 pages about the candidate's teaching or other professional experiences, successes and/or challenges in working as a professional with a diverse student population). Please upload all the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah, approximately 120 miles north of Las Vegas. The area is renowned for its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. Click here to learn more about the University .

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 250 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University’s non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Jennifer Larimore - , 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, , 303-844-5695.
The University provides key institutional information regarding Academics, Campus Safety, Student Services, Employment Laws, and other requirement items per the Higher Education Act and other consumer information requirements to perspective students, students, UT employees and prospective employees online at and .

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.

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