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Assistant Professor of Computer Science - Tenure Track

Employer
Georgia College
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Computer Science - Tenure Track

About Us

The J. Whitney Bunting College of Business is exactly what you would expect from a premier public liberal arts university - a first-rate, student-centered, residential business education with a full array of AACSB-accredited academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, for high-demand careers. Our computer science program is ABET accredited. Our program offerings are nationally recognized, affordable, and accessible. At the graduate level, we offer online programs in Management Information Systems, the Georgia WebMBA® at Georgia College, and the Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Our Master of Accountancy is currently delivered face-to-face as an ideal program for Georgia College students seeking to continue their education in the accounting field. Our goal is to develop capable, successful business professionals who are also responsible citizens committed to contributing to the community.

Georgia College, located in Milledgeville, Georgia, is the state's designated public liberal arts university-where practical education meets life-altering, real-world experiences. For us, a liberal arts education goes beyond simply memorizing facts and philosophies. A liberal arts curriculum teaches students how to navigate the complexities of life, assess the world around them and become critical thinkers. Our skills-infused approach provides our students with an advantage that employers are looking for and expands the personal and professional lives of our graduates.

The university offers undergraduate and graduate education and serves more than 7,000 students in five colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, the John H. Lounsbury College of Education, the College of Health Science and the John E. Sallstrom Honors College. With its sprawling idyllic campus paired with talented faculty and staff, Georgia College stands at the forefront of offering a holistic liberal arts education. Our students are engaged citizens who are encouraged to think independently and lead creatively as they acquire the skills to navigate life-long challenges.

Georgia College is one of 26 institutions in the University System of Georgia, and we consistently rank among the top three universities in terms of student retention and graduation rates. Georgia College also ranks 20th on U.S. News & World Report's Best Regional Universities - South and is recognized as a top university in the nation by the Princeton Review, Forbes Higher Education and Kiplinger's.

Location

Serving as Georgia's state capitol for 64 years, Milledgeville is a charming, traditional southern town located less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta, and an easy drive from all the other great cities in the Peach State - Athens, Macon, Columbus, and Savannah. Close enough to everything, but far enough away to avoid the hustle and bustle. For more information on Milledgeville, please visit https://www.visitmilledgeville.org/.

Job Summary

The J. Whitney Bunting College of Business at Georgia College & State University, with programs of study accredited by AACSB and ABET, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Computer Science beginning August 1, 2022. Candidates with a terminal degree and disciplinary background in Computer Science are encouraged to apply. The faculty member, in this 10-month tenure-track position, will teach courses in Computer Science including Java and Data Structures. Any secondary area in Computer Science or Data Science is welcome. The Department of Information Systems and Computer Science offers academic programs of study including a BS in Computer Science, BS in Data Science (starting fall 2022), BBA in Management Information Systems, and Master of Management Information Systems and participates in the highly successful Georgia WebMBA.

Responsibilities

Faculty at Georgia College are teacher-scholars and engaged university citizens. In addition to teaching in field by providing foundation courses for majors and nonmajors alike, all Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core university core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses. Faculty are also expected develop and demonstrate knowledge of current philosophies, practices, and theories related to the academic discipline. Other critical responsibilities in our teacher-scholar model include:

  • Research: faculty must conduct research and develop within the profession including peer-reviewed scholarly publications, presentations at academic/professional meetings, and engage in other scholarly activities to continually meet our faculty qualifications policy.
  • Service: All faculty are expected to support the advancement of our mission by providing high quality service to the department, college, university, community, and disciplinary level.

Required Qualifications

Qualified candidates for tenure-track position as Assistant Professor must have a terminal degree in Computer Science or related area and identify as a teacher-scholar committed to the public liberal arts. Doctoral student applicants in an All-but-Dissertation (ABD) status will be considered. Other required qualifications include:

  • understanding of the principles associated with teaching and learning;
  • successful higher education teaching experience within the candidate's area of specialization;
  • strong communication skills;
  • a passion for working with and mentoring students; and
  • demonstrable ability to work collegiality and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity;
  • a commitment to fostering academic excellence, rigor, and distinctiveness in the public liberal arts and in business education. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core university and college curricula and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

All faculty must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials)).

Preferred Qualifications

Preference given to candidates with two or more years experience teaching undergraduate CS classes and
* experience teaching freshman level CS classes in Java
* experience teaching Parallel and Distributed Systems
* work experience in one or more of the above areas.

Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College's mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.

Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable. In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Special Applicant Instructions

Review of applicants will begin December 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should submit their current CV, a letter of application, teaching philosophy statement, example of recent scholarly work, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a list of three references (names, address, phone numbers, and emails). Materials must be submitted by December 15 to receive full consideration. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Gongbing Hong, Chair of the Search Committee, at gongbing.hong@gcsu.edu or 478-445-5721.

GC&SU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action institution, with a commitment to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment. For more information, please visit our web page at www.gcsu.edu.
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