Computer Science Assistant Professor

Description of Position
The Department of Computer Science, Astronomy, Physics, Engineering and Geology invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Computer Science. The successful candidate will provide academic instruction, contribute to the development and review of curricula, maintain office hours, and participate in department activities, and program assessments. This individual will serve as the key content expert in computer science and revitalize the Associates Transfer Degree (AS-T) in Computer Science. Expectations also include service to the college at the department, discipline, campus and college-wide levels. The start date for this position is January 2018.

Position duties and responsibilities include:
1. Teaching computer literacy, introductory-level programming and intermediate-level programming in accordance with approved course outlines;
2. Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected.

Position Title
Computer Science Assistant Professor

Contra Costa College

Posting Number

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
1. Master's degree in computer science or computer engineering


2. Bachelor's degree in either of the above AND master's degree in mathematics, cybernetics, business administration, accounting or engineering


3. Bachelor's degree in engineering AND master's degree in cybernetics, engineering, mathematics, or business administration


4. Bachelor's degree in mathematics AND master's degree in cybernetics, engineering, mathematics, or business administration


5. Bachelor's degree in any of the above AND a master's degree in information science, computer information systems, or information systems


6. The equivalent. If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e., you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications via equivalency, include a completed equivalency petition form in the document section of the online application.

Desirable Qualifications
1. Computer Science has been added to the Astronomy, Physics, Engineering & Geology Department (formerly APEG) in the Natural Science and Applied Science Division (NSAS). As students explore these related fields, it serves the department to have a faculty that can teach in Computer Science and one lower-level course in one of these additional areas.
2. Ability to work with high schools and four-year institutions to develop degree pathways;
3. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college.
4. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation.
5. Ability to relate to a diverse student population and facilitate student learning
6. Ability and desire to teach effectively using a variety of methods.
7. College/university teaching experience.
8. Teaching experience in beginning and intermediate level computer programming including C++, Java, and including data structures, object-oriented programming.
9. Teaching experience in assembly language and computer architecture.
10. Teaching experience in some lower division engineering and/or physics courses.
11. Working knowledge of the C++, Java, PHP, and Python computer languages, and of 64-bit ASM.
12. Working knowledge of SQL programming and of MySQL, Sqlite, Oracle, and/or SQLServer database administration.
13. Ability to build networked and web-based applications with server-side and client-side dynamic programming with linked databases.
14. Demonstrated commitment and initiative to building career pathways for students in cooperation with K12 programs and CTE (career and technical education) programs leading to associate degrees and employment.
15. Ability to take the lead in developing grants for developing new courses and new programs in current computer technologies.
16. Commitment to improving retention rates in classes, by researching trends, tracking results, and promoting and implementing solutions.

Special Instructions to Applicants
The Computer Science position is open until filled. The first review of the applications will be the week of August 7, 2017.

Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.