Associate Professor of Informatics



A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing academic success. The Associate Professor of Informatics is 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 guidelines.

Essential Functions
  • 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 development.
  • Work collaboratively with the other faculty to advance the department academic programs.
  • Actively engage in faculty-student research supported through external grants.
  • 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 activities.
  • 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 staff population.
  • 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 Technology.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the department head from assigning tasks that logically relate to the position.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient in using data in assessment and decision making.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative academic environment and cross-disciplinary initiative.
  • 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 accountability.
  • 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 constituents.
  • 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.
Qualifications
  • 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 discipline.
  • 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 capacities.
  • 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 education.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.
Supplemental Information

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 Employer.

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