A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing
academic success. The Associate Professor of Informatics
a non-tenured faculty position requiring a strong academic
background specifically in more than one area of Informatics. The
Associate Professor of Informatics shall have the primary
responsibility for supporting the Department of Computer Science
and Technology in maximizing the University's operating performance
while achieving institutional goals and objectives, requiring a
strong academic background specifically in animation, game design,
esports, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Associate Professor
of Informatics position requires experience in the field with the
ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses both
face-to-face and online. Faculty must develop and utilize a
syllabus for each course, following established institutional
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Teach animation, game design, software design, computer game
concepts and esports courses.
- Coordinate E-sports program.
- Perform program assessment for accreditation.
- Perform teaching, scholarship, service, and professional
- Work collaboratively with the other faculty to advance the
department academic programs.
- Actively engage in faculty-student research supported through
- Advise students in both academic and career fields.
- Candidate shall offer both introductory and advanced courses
directly related to scheduled instruction, including: lecture,
laboratory, clinical, performance and coaching assignments;
preparation for instruction; and student assessment
- Candidate must develop and utilize a course syllabus for each
course, following established institutional guidelines.
- Candidates shall be accountable for collaborative and applied
research in various disciplines, including assistance with grant
applications and data analysis on funded grants.
- Perform teaching, scholarship, service, professional
development, and program assessment for accreditation. Advise
students for both academic and career fields. Other qualifications
include: cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or
- A thorough understanding of technology, learning management
systems, and computer applications is essential (i.e. Blackboard,
Canvas, Powercampus, Jenzabar, LinkedIn Learning). The omission of
specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning
duties that logically relate to the position.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or deemed
appropriate to the accomplishments of the responsibilities and
functions of the Department of Computer Science and
- The omission of specific duties does not preclude the
department head from assigning tasks that logically relate to the
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication
- Proficient in using data in assessment and decision
- Ability to foster a collaborative academic environment and
- Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, scholarship,
service, and professional development.
- Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential
nature in the utmost professional manner. Demonstrate a high level
of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal
- Effective analytical and decision-making skills.
- Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and
time management skills.
- Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse
- Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment
is extremely important as well as dependability.
- Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of
average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking
for more than four (4) hours per day.
- Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA),
those functions of the job which are identified essential are
required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will
be given careful consideration.
- A doctorate/terminal degree in computer science or related
field and 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching area with
preferred experience in animation, image and sound design, games
design, software design, computer game concepts, computer game
development and esports.
- The ability to provide quality instruction in the academic
- Demonstrated commitment to sustain peer reviewed research,
scholarly and/or creative accomplishments that represent the
University in the academic discipline.
- Demonstrated commitment to having a positive impact through
service that represents the University in leadership
- Evidence of continual professional growth and development.
- Holding the rank of assistant professor for six years.
- Experience teaching in higher education.
- Familiarity with the Jenzabar technology suite for higher
- Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
- Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check
and drug testing.
We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. In
addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a
list of three professional references (at least one from a previous
employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of
application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the
position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity