Instructor, Assistant, Associate Teaching Professor

, MO
Apr 02, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

The Information Technology (IT) program, College of Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia seeks candidates for the following three positions to teach IT courses at the undergraduate level and perform services for the IT program starting January 1, 2017:

(1) Media technology position: A candidate should have advanced skills and experience with all aspects of Adobe CC 15 Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop, DSLR still and video capture, audio capture, lighting, and familiarity with a wide range of current audio and video equipment and software. 360° video capture and workflow, digital studio production, and 4K video workflow are preferred. Candidates should have at least a Bachelor's degree in related areas and five years of professional experience working in a media-related field. A Masters or PhD degree and an excellent teaching record using project-based learning are preferred.

(2) Web application software engineering position: A candidate should have skills, knowledge, and experience in developing web applications using a wide variety of programming languages, frameworks, and platforms. The core foundation of knowledge and skills includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, REST principles, web services, JSON/XML, PHP, Linux/Unix, and relational databases. The candidate should also have experience using some of other web technologies, such as Node.js, Ruby on Rails, C#/.NET, Angular JS, React, and non-relational database systems such as Mongo. The desire to keep up with the evolution of web technologies and be willing to stay at the leading edge of web development innovations and practices is paramount. Experience with software engineering and project management practices is desired and experience using Git is required. The candidates should have at least a Masters degree in related areas. A Ph.D. degree and an excellent teaching record are preferred.

(3) System administration and network position: We are interested in candidates who can teach courses in one or more of the areas in computer networks (especially practical skills in designing and implementing networks), system administration (at least for Unix/Linux systems, preferably for Windows servers as well), and cloud technology (design, implementation, and testing of cloud-computing applications). The candidates should have at least a Masters degree in related areas. A Ph.D. degree and an excellent teaching record is preferred. Information Technology certifications will be a plus.

Candidates for all positions must work on continuously improving their skills in teaching and mentoring, work effectively in a team environment, and love to work with students. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the positions require services that include advising student organizations, helping with contests/hackathons, participating in department committees, managing resources, and other needs of the department.


A Ph.D. in computer science, information technology, or a related area is required for ranked positions. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in teaching and working with undergraduate students, a commitment to customer service, and a strong interest in current applications of information technologies.


Salary will be commensurate with training and expertise. Benefits available include group health, life, dental, and disability insurance.

Application Materials

Please use the online application and be prepared to upload a cover letter, list of references with contact information or letters of references, and curriculum vitae.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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