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Professor of Computer Science (Open Rank, Tenure Track)
Ouachita Baptist University - Arkadelphia, AR
Location: Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Type: Full Time
Faculty Careers - Computer science
Faculty Careers - Other
The Department of Math and Computer Science in the J. D. Patterson School of Natural Sciences at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computer Science to begin August 2024. The successful candidate will display evidence of successful classroom teaching, scholarship and/or qualified professional experience; an authentic Christian faith lived out through personal discipleship and active involvement in a local church; support for the university’s vision, mission, and values; and a commitment to our Christian liberal arts tradition. Primary responsibilities will include teaching a wide range of computer science courses, including courses in cybersecurity. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications. All qualified candidates will be considered, but preference will be given to those who have a PhD in Computer Science or a related computer-science field (e.g. Cybersecurity).
To apply, complete the Faculty Application for Employment and electronically forward all documentation requested on the last page of the Opportunity Profile to Dr. Jeff Matocha, Chair of the Cybersecurity Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority review of completed applications will begin on January 12, 2024, but review will continue until the position is filled.
Consistent with our mission as a Christ-centered learning community, Ouachita Baptist University seeks to develop a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and stakeholders. Ouachita is a Christian liberal arts university founded in 1886. Of its approximately 1,700 students, more than 1,500 undergraduates attend the university’s highly residential campus; the university also offers graduate and fully online degrees to serve students with a variety of educational programs. Ouachita’s beautiful 200-acre campus is situated on the Ouachita River, is minutes from DeGray Lake Resort State Park, and is in the foothills of the Ouachita National Forest. To learn more about the university, visit obu.edu/jobs.
About Ouachita Baptist University - Arkadelphia, AR
Ouachita Baptist University, a private liberal arts university in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, is entering its 138th year as a Christ-centered learning community. Ouachita continues to experience considerable institutional momentum, reporting its highest enrollment in 57 years with a Fall 2023 total headcount of 1,815 as well as a 99% job or grad school placement rate within six months of graduation.
Residential undergraduate enrollment is 1,581, and there are 81 students enrolled in Ouachita’s six graduate programs – more than doubling the number who enrolled when graduate programs were reintroduced in 2020. Of last year’s freshmen, 83% returned for their sophomore year – a retention rate 22% higher than the average most recently reported for all 4-year colleges and universities in Arkansas. Among this year’s 469 first-time freshmen, there are two National Merit finalists and 33 Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholars. The cohort earned a collective high school grade point average of 3.8 out of 4.000; almost half earned a high school GPA of 4.0 or higher.
Arkadelphia, a city of 10,258, is the seat of Clark County. It’s located in the foothills of the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, a...n hour southwest of Little Rock and four hours northeast of Dallas, Texas. Ouachita’s tree-lined campus sits on a bluff overlooking the Ouachita River, with easy access to more than 10 miles of hiking and biking trails winding in and around town. Surrounded by two million acres of national forests, Arkadelphia is a 10-minute drive from DeGray Lake Resort State Park and close to many other lakes, rivers and trails.