Faculty Vacancy - University of Sioux Falls
Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science
Posted: March 2017
The University of Sioux Falls invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant or associate professor position to begin the fall of 2017 in the discipline of Computer Science. Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience. Applications will be reviewed immediately; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Candidates must possess an advanced degree in computer science, computer information systems, or a closely related field. (An earned doctorate is strongly preferred and is required for tenure.) The successful candidate will have ability to teach a broad range of undergraduate computer science courses in areas, such as operating systems, programming languages, systems analysis, database management, and networking. Highly desirable would be candidates with background in one or more of the following areas: cyber security, web/mobile development, game development, software engineering and machine learning. Additionally, the candidate will have the opportunity to help direct the future of a small but vibrant computer science program.
Responsibilities for this faculty position include teaching all levels of undergraduate computer science courses with opportunities for additional courses in mathematics and/or statistics commensurate with the candidate's abilities; reviewing, assessing, administering and periodically revising the Computer Science Major; assisting with coordination of the mathematics and computer science programs; maintaining professional scholarship; advising students; participating in the life of the university and community and collaborating with existing faculty members.
Successful candidates should be committed to academic excellence in a Christian liberal arts environment and to the integration of faith and learning. Superior teaching, desire to engage in undergraduate student research, and a heart for mentorship are highly valued.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY & THE COMMUNITY:
Founded in 1883, the University of Sioux Falls is a Christian, Liberal Arts University affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., with a total headcount of approximately 1500, including undergraduate and graduate students. USF is inclusive of all denominations with dozens represented on campus. Our mission is to foster academic excellence and the development of mature Christian persons for service to God and humankind in the world. Our motto is Culture for Service. We strive to nurture our students’ relationships with God and to build their characters. We offer more than 80 undergraduate programs and the following graduate and adult-learning programs that are offered on campus or online: Accelerated Nursing, Degree Completion Program, Education Specialist, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education and RN-to-BSN.
The University is a member of both the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities and the Council of Independent Colleges. USF is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. USF is also accredited by the following: South Dakota Division of Education and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). USF is a member of the NCAA Division II and competes in the Northern Sun Athletic Conference (NSIC).
The University of Sioux Falls is located in the heart of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a progressive and respected center for health care, banking and agriculture. The Great Plains region, with its beautiful landscapes and rich agricultural land, enjoys economic and cultural vitality. The city boasts a multitude of recreational opportunities including parks and paved bike trails along the Big Sioux River. The city of Sioux Falls is South Dakota’s largest city with a growing population of 171,544 people, and a metropolitan area of over 240,000. It has been recognized in the national press as one of the nation’s top cities in which to live.
Applications will be reviewed immediately; however, applications must be complete in order to receive full consideration. Applicants should send a letter of intent, resume or curriculum vitae, official transcripts of all graduate work, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy and a personal faith statement. Successful applicant’s contract will begin September 1, 2017.
Send applications to:
University of Sioux Falls
Vice President for Human Resources – Computer Science Faculty Search
1101 W. 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Or send materials to:
For complete application materials received, applicants will be contacted if there is interest in candidacy. The University of Sioux Falls is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.