Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Initial review of applications will begin on Wednesday,
January 5th,so applications should be submitted by
that time for guaranteed consideration.
APPOINTMENT DATE: August 16, 2022
JOB TYPE: Fixed-Term; One (1) year
Bemidji State University (BSU) invites qualified
applicants to join our team as an Instructor or
Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science.
BSU’s vision is to educate people to lead inspired lives. To
accomplish BSU’s vision, the University prioritizes creating a
culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe,
welcome, and validated. BSU also prioritizes increasing engagement
with Indigenous communities to become a destination university.
BSU is located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota
and occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. BSU
balances rigorous academia with the opportunity to enjoy a fun,
robust, outdoor culture. The proximity to the lake and the
surrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment of
recreation. Major campus facilities are connected by all-season
underground passages for safe and warm travel during the cold,
Enrolling around 5,000 students, BSU offers more than 70
undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees encompassing arts,
sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the
Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a
faculty and staff of more than 550. BSU’s Shared Fundamental Values
include civic engagement and leadership, international and
multicultural understanding, belief in the power of the liberal
arts, and environmental stewardship.
The Department of Mathematics and
Computer Science at BSU currently houses undergraduate and
graduate programs. These include a BS in Computer Science. We also
offer a variety of degrees in Mathematics. The Department offers
effective programs of study providing students with a core of
knowledge in computer science. The department is fully committed to
equity and to diversity in our faculty and students and has started
a departmental program that helps faculty advance their own
understanding of how they can provide more inclusive mathematics
and computer science teaching.
Responsibilities of the Instructor or Assistant/Associate Professor
of Computer Science include:
- Teaching Computer Science courses at the undergraduate level,
including introductory courses for computer science majors, a
variety of advanced courses for computer science majors including
at least two of the following: theory of computation, software
engineering, assembly language programming, compilers, computing
ethics, and courses for non-majors. The normal teaching load for a
semester is 3-4 courses totaling 12 credit hours.
- In addition to classroom teaching responsibilities and
committee work, contributing to a program of scholarship within the
discipline, working with other faculty members on curriculum
development, computer science outreach, participating in
departmental student-centered activities, and acting as an academic
- Participating in Program and University assessment as well as
equity and inclusion activities.
- Contributing to a collegial and supportive environment that
advances the goals of the department, including curriculum
development, assessment, and other departmental governance
- Contributing to interdisciplinary teaching and involvement in
activities that support BSU’s Shared Fundamental
- If needed, designing and delivering courses with a Learning
Management System, such as D2L.
Minimum qualifications for this position include:
- MS in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited
institution at the time of employment (8/16/2022).
- Experience or credentials in teaching a wide range of lower and
upper division Computer Science courses including at least two of
the following: theory of computation, assembly language, software
engineering, computing ethics, and compilers.
- Experience in working in collaborative and/or interdisciplinary
Preferred qualifications include:
- PhD in Computer Science or related discipline.
- Experience in using paired-programming and other collaborative
- Professional or applied background in computer hardware,
computing ethics, or related field.
- Skills/ability to design and deliver on-campus and online
- Demonstrated knowledge, interest, or experience working with
students and/or colleagues from multicultural and diverse
Apply online: https://bemidjistate.peopleadmin.com/
Dr. Derek Webb
Department Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science
If you have general questions about this posting or submitting
an application, contact Teresa Hanson at email@example.com.
UNIVERSITY / COMMUNITY
Bemidji State University is nestled among the pines along the
shores of Lake Bemidji, just blocks from a thriving downtown
community. In this Northwoods setting, students, staff, and faculty
have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all
the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a
tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who
always come out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While the
city of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung
(nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than
15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than
Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake,
Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University have
the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history.
Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and
Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet
students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.
Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban
conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State is
conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy
coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally
owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown
Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the
Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores
The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for
engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining
restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji.
The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows;
restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the
First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits;
and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon
Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The
Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.
For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use
trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with
walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State
Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across
the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12
miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing and
BSU-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further,
the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from
For further information About BSU
visit our website at: http://www.bemidjistate.edu
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