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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Employer
Stetson University
Location
Deland, Florida
Salary
Salary is competitive.
Date posted
Feb 14, 2024

Job Details

College of Arts and Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science.  Applicants should be broadly trained in computer science with a passion for teaching in a liberal arts setting. The applicant should also be innovative and committed to working closely with students both inside and outside of the classroom.   

Our department is made up of faculty and staff who are dedicated to building strong bonds with our students. We work one-on-one with students on diverse topics and often engage with student organizations in planning community events and tech talks.  

QUALIFICATIONS:
A Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field is required by the time the position begins (Fall 2023).  All-but-dissertation (ABD) candidates will be considered if the degree is close to completion. Candidates must have strong communications skills and demonstrate the ability to engage undergraduate students. Preferred candidates will have teaching experience beyond typical TA responsibilities and experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups.   RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant Professor of Computer Science should be able to teach any of the courses in our introductory sequence. Upper-division courses can be taught based on the professor’s expertise. The teaching load is three courses per semester. The Assistant Professor may also advise and mentor undergraduate students participating in their year-long Senior Research Project. Other responsibilities include student advising as well as university service. Please visit the website of the Office of the Provost for more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship, tenure policies, and support for faculty development: https://www.stetson.edu/administration/provost/index.php.   

THE DEPARTMENT:
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers undergraduate degrees including Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, and Cybersecurity  (https://www.stetson.edu/other/academics/programs.php#undergrad). Our department is dynamic and engaged; faculty have close connections to the students due to our small class sizes and individual senior research mentorship. Our students and professors routinely publish papers together and attend conferences. The department has hosted hackathons, high school programming contests, and has an active computer science club. Alumni commonly visit our department and give talks about their lives after college or in graduate school. Our department offices and most of our teaching classrooms are located in a beautiful 120-year-old brick building with a rich history.

THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES:
Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences (http://www.stetson.edu/portal/artsci/) is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools. With nineteen academic departments and nine interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts. A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 150 full-time teacher-scholars. The College offers 38 undergraduate majors and 40 undergraduate minors; six graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing. Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, giving students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship. Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility, and all faculty are expected to contribute to these aspects of our mission.

All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community. The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, to interact with and positively affect the world around them.

THE UNIVERSITY:
Founded in 1883, Stetson University (http://www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 3,700 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,300 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

THE COMMUNITY:
DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 38,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

SALARY:  Salary is competitive.

STARTING DATE: August 10, 2024

APPLICATION:
Applicants must send the following materials for consideration: 1) a cover letter that describes the candidate’s qualifications for the position as described in this announcement; 2) a statement of diversity and inclusion that provides details about the candidate’s training, experiences, and skills in working with diverse students from a broad array of backgrounds; 3) the candidate's philosophy of teaching, advising, and mentoring of undergraduate research in a liberal arts university; 4) a research plan; 5) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable for screening); 6) a curriculum vitae; and 7) three letters of recommendation, at least two of which include an evaluation of teaching ability.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application materials should be submitted electronically to the search committee at  cssearch@stetson.edu .

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

 

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Our mission at Stetson University is to provide an excellent education in a creative community where learning and values meet, and to foster in students the qualities of mind and heart that will prepare them to reach their full potential as informed citizens of local communities and the world.

At Stetson, the art of teaching is practiced through programs solidly grounded in a tradition of liberal learning that stimulates critical thinking, imaginative inquiry, creative expression, and lively intellectual debate. The art of learning is enhanced through small interactive classes, close student-faculty alliances, and collaborative approaches that provide the foundation for rewarding careers and advanced study in selective graduate and professional programs. We embrace diverse methodologies to foster effective communication, information and technological literacy, and aesthetic appreciation. We encourage the development of informed convictions, independent judgment, and lifelong commitments to learning that are characteristic features of the enlightened citizen. In bringing together learning and values, the University encourages all of its members to demonstrate personal integrity; to develop an appreciation for the spiritual dimension of life; to embrace leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and technological world; and to commit to active forms of social responsibility.

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