Director of the Division of Computing Instruction (DCI)
The College of Computing seeks an immediate full-time hire for the rank of Lecturer, or possibly a Senior Lecturer, who will also hold the working title of Director of DCI. This is a non-tenure track academic (9 month) faculty appointment at the Georgia Institute of Technology which is part of the University System of Georgia which is governed by the Board of Regents. This appointment may be renewed annually based on the needs of the College, performance, and available funding.
The College of Computing was established in 1990 under the direction of the founding dean, Peter Freeman. The college is a world-class leader in research and computing breakthroughs. The graduate program is currently ranked 9th nationally by U.S. News and World Report. It consists of three schools that provide specialized and general computing education to the entire campus. The college is part of the Georgia Institute of Technology, which is a unit of the University System of the State of Georgia and is primarily located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, which is a large, vibrant verdant city having great economic and cultural strengths.
The Division of Computing Instruction (DCI) is the organizational unit in the College which is the home to our esteemed Lecturers. DCI primarily teaches the first and second year introductory Computer Science classes (the lower division). It is separate from any school in the College of Computing but works with those schools (as well as other units on campus) to insure that Ga Tech students receive the very highest quality education.
Responsibilities: Mentor and guide a group of Instructors, Lecturers and Senior Lecturers to provide educational experiences in classes that meet all prescribed learning goals and objectives as well as meeting all applicable, Ga Tech, Federal, State and Local laws and regulations. This includes job definition and evaluation of all DCI personnel.
Manage the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) Program whether or not the UTAs are assigned to DCI classes or upper division classes. This includes recruiting, hiring, training and when necessary discipline of UTAs.
Develop the class schedule (in conjunction with Student Services) and assign Lecturer to teach the various DCI (and selected non-DCI) courses.
Represent DCI on various committee and to bodies when necessary. Examples include the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, CoC School Faculty Meetings and Retreats, various Ad Hoc committees such as Learning Management System Selection, Strategic Planning Committees, etc.
Determine required manpower levels and recruit and hire personnel as needed. Written performance appraisals will be required for all employees you supervise.
Incumbent will be expected to insure that strategic goals with respect to diversity are vigorously pursued. Individual will also have teaching responsibilities in addition to managing DCI.
Education and Work Experience Requirements: The ideal candidate will have at least a Master’s degree in Computer Science or in a related field. Incumbent should also have at least five years of excellent teaching experience post degree and excluding GRA/GTA teaching assignments. Applicants will be asked to provide examples of teaching effectiveness. Must be able to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students. Preferred qualifications include university level teaching experience; managing other faculty; curriculum development; and experience teaching large numbers of students.
Application Submission: To ensure full consideration, all candidates are asked to submit materials via email no later than November 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Application materials much include an updated CV, a letter of application, three references with full contact information (name, phone number, physical and email addresses), and any additional supporting documents. Please provide multiple examples of teaching effectiveness. Please submit all required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The search will continue until the position is filled. If there are questions, please contact Michelle Meadors, HR Manager, at email@example.com.
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