Computer Science - Full Time Teaching Faculty - Lecturer Position

Location
Seaside, CA
Posted
Sep 19, 2017
Ref
PT2017-17
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

DESCRIPTION

The computer science program at California State University Monterey Bay is seeking applications from qualified candidates for two full-time teaching faculty positions. Candidates with expertise in all areas of computer science will be considered. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates interested in teaching core computer science courses. In addition, candidates focused on excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities will be given preference. Individuals in the position are expected to provide outstanding teaching, and encouraged to engage in professional activity (including research on pedagogy) and service related to the pedagogical mission of the department and university.

 

We are seeking candidates who are passionate about addressing the challenges and exploring the opportunities facing higher education to join our team that is working on attracting underrepresented, low-income, first-generation students and women into the computing field and supporting them through post-graduation success. The selected faculty will join a cross-disciplinary team, building strength via strong regional collaborations with partner organizations from education, industry, and government. Primary partners will be local community colleges.

CS PROGRAM

The CS program at CSUMB in collaboration with our partners is interested in reexamining approaches to computer science higher education, especially as it relates to broadening participation in the field and decreasing cost and time to degree. In the past 7 years, we have received nearly $10 million in external funding to develop initiatives and projects that aim to meet these ends. One of our most significant efforts to date is a cohort-based education model launched in 2013 that graduates students in 4 years or less, and primarily serves students who come from low socioeconomic backgrounds, are first-generation college, and are of an ethnicity or gender traditionally underrepresented in CS.

An ideal candidate will be interested in becoming part of a team in these efforts to help drive continued improvement, while also developing new initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach foundational CS courses like introduction to programming, introduction to data structures, operating systems, database systems, computer architecture, and algorithms.
  • Possibly teach courses in one of the specializations: Computer Networking, Cyber Security, Machine Learning, Graphics Programming and Software Engineering.
  • Develop curriculum and support materials for CS courses as needed.
  • Develop close collaborative relationships and execute projects with faculty and educators in institutions in the CS pipeline, including feeder community colleges, high/middle schools, educational offices in the Monterey region and industry partners.
  • Collaborate in the design, development and delivery of other computer science courses.
  • Additional responsibilities include guiding student capstone learning experiences, exploring innovative pedagogical approaches and participating in the development of grants.

QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM)

  • Earned Master’s degree or higher in computer science or related field.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching, inclusive excellence, and improving key outcomes of higher education such as time to graduation, units to graduation and post graduation success of CS graduates.


QUALIFICATIONS (DESIRABLE)

  • Strong knowledge of/background in challenges in computer science higher education, with particular interest in developing solutions to address these challenges for low-income, underrepresented and first generation student population.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in developing scholarly activities outside the classroom to create an excellent learning environment for CS students.
  • Ability to work with the existing faculty/staff team to contribute to the overall quality of the program.
  • Experience in acquiring grants, contracts and sponsorships.
  • A record of successfully teaching, advising, recruiting, empowering, and nurturing the educational goals of a diverse student population.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a growing, comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically under-served populations. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty, and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations. As a University that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value ethnic and cultural background and a diverse faculty and staff. CSUMB welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment.