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University Lecturer, Information Technology

Employer
Governors State University
Location
University Park, Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 15, 2024


Description

Governors State University is a minority-serving institution and emerging Hispanic-serving institution in the Chicago Southland region seeking to hire a full-time, non-tenure track teaching position (12 month contract) at the rank of Lecturer in Information Technology. The position will start on August 16, 2024, with the possibility for an early start between January-May 2024. Qualified applicants will have an earned Master’s degree in Information Technology or a related field, with industry experience and Ph.D. degrees preferred. We are seeking candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

Cloud Computing
Networking (wired and wireless)
Infrastructure Administration
Digital Forensics
Virtualization
System Security
The successful candidate 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. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and first-generation college graduates are especially encouraged to apply.

Located within the Division of Science, Mathematics and Technology, in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Information Technology program offers B.S. and M.S. degrees. The dynamic and committed program faculty serve approximately 200 students at the undergraduate and graduate level, including both domestic and international students, as part of our mission to prepare students to succeed in a global society.

Governors State University is the only regional public comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving more than 5,000 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 among 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.

Through its strategic plan, Strategy 2025, 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 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 award-winning 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.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

1. Master’s degree in Information Technology or related fields.
2. Industry recognized certification(s)
3. Knowledge and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses
4. Ability to develop and teach online courses
5. Ability to complement the program’s strengths
Preferred Qualifications
1. Ph.D. in Information Technology or a related field, or ABD in the final stages of completion in Information Technology or a related field.
2. Professional (i.e., industry) experience is highly desirable.
3. Specialized expertise in Cloud Computing, Networking (wired and wireless), Infrastructure Administration, Digital Forensics, Virtualization, and/or System Security
4. Teaching and/or professional experience in multiple areas.
5. Experience with learning management systems (i.e., Blackboard, Desire2Learn, etc.)
6. Experience in teaching and advising non-traditional or diverse student populations.
7. Bilingual language proficiency (Spanish, Arabic or Hindi preferred).

Supplemental Information

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

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