Assistant Professor/ Instructor of Computer Science

Westerville, Ohio
Oct 05, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Tenure Track Assistant Professor/Non-Tenure Track Instructor of Computer Science  Otterbein University, a comprehensive liberal arts institution in the suburban Columbus area, invites immediate applications for Tenure Track Assistant Professor/Non-Tenure Track Instructor of Computer Science, with the appointment beginning in August 2018. 

Responsibilities Teach, approximately seven courses a year at both the introductory and advanced levels. Additionally, the candidate will participate in curriculum development, student advising, service to the department and university. An additional responsibility is building and maintaining relationships with business/industry to promote transdisciplinary collaboration to benefit students, the department, and the University.   Scholarship expectations, for tenure-track faculty, would include professional research in Computer Science (emphasis on the development and use of software in business and industry) which contributes to the advancement of their field by developing a research program consistent with the educational mission of the Department. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute by collaborating with other disciplines within the university through their research, teaching, and/or service.

Qualifications:  To be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor, a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field, completed by time of appointment, is required. To be hired at the rank of Instructor, a Master’s in Computer Science is required. Qualified applicants in all areas of Computer Science will be considered.  We are interested in appointing faculty who have experience in many subspecialties including but not limited to augmented intelligence, reverse engineering, IoT, machine learning, robotics, programming, systems for data science, cloud computing, and/or human factors.  Preference will be given to candidates with a record of teaching excellence, experience integrating experiential learning, experience in curricula development, and a strong commitment to service and collaborative work with business/industry.  The ideal candidate must possess superior communication, leadership and organizational skills, and an ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse communities and cultures.  Review of Applications will begin December 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Application: To apply, send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy and three (3) current letters of reference to: Dr. Barbara Schaffner, Dean of the School of Professional Studies, Otterbein University, One South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081.  Email submissions (preferred) to  For full consideration, please submit application materials by December 1, 2017. Semi-finalists for the position will be asked to submit official transcripts for their highest degree earned.  To learn more about the School of Professional Studies, please visit us at studies.

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