Faculty - Assistant Professor - Web Tech and App Development

Faculty - Assistant Professor - Web Tech and App Development

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

This position joins the Digital Media faculty in the Web Technologies degree program and teaches HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, databases (MySQL & MongoDB), frameworks, API's (REST, SOAP, Oauth), GIT version control, cross browser compatibility, and other needed courses. Coordinates with other faculty and teach in live face-to-face, hybrid, and online modalities, and teaches night classes as well as day classes as needed. Develops courses and content as needed, both alone and in collaboration with others. Spends 80% of work time in teaching activities, and 20% of work time in scholarly and service activities, and keeping industry ties and interaction strong.

Must be available full-time starting August 1, 2018.

Required Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Web Frameworks or Languages, Digital Media, Web-Centric Information Technology, or related discipline, terminal degree preferred.

Minimum of three years of professional experience in web & app development-related fields.

Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content.

Demonstrated commitment to teaching with excellence.

Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university.

Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at UVU.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be experienced in web development processes and methodologies that employ source code origination and versioning, Agile approaches, prototyping, build/test/deploy tools, and application delivery on multiple devices including mobile.
  • Must be experienced in working on a large variety of websites and web application development projects.
  • Must have a command of web application design/architecture with a mind for teaching students how to leverage the latest tools and techniques to simplify website and web application development.
  • Must understand to a substantial level JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, databases (MySQL & MongoDB), frameworks, API’s (REST, SOAP, Oauth), GIT version control, and cross browser compatibility.
  • Must demonstrate insightful thinking, continuous exploration, and a love for discovery and innovation with a passion for igniting those same qualities in students.
  • Must know and implement source code control using Git and/or tools such as NPM, Gulp, and the command line.
  • Must understand and be able to demonstrate and teach test-driven development and tools such as ReactJS and the Express framework, or similar.
  • Must in all other ways be an expert practitioner of Web Application development principles and processes.
  • Must be adept and experienced in the use of the core markup and scripting languages HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Must have strong familiarity with Angular, Node, and various SQL databases.
  • Must have substantial coding skills using client-side JavaScript frameworks, server-side frameworks, APIs, and data stores.
  • Must be proficient with popular web development tools, libraries, and frameworks.
  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have mastery of desktop and mobile platforms (Mac OS, Windows, iOS and Android) and connectivity services, and integrating equipment into classrooms and development sandboxes.
  • Must have an amicable character with the ability to be a self-starter and deliver on expectations.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, industry, staff and students.
  • Must possess an ability to learn and adapt rapidly to changes in the web development industry.
  • Willingness to travel to attend conferences and training - local, national and international.
  • May be required to teach day, evening, weekend, online, blended, or off-campus courses.

Preferred Qualifications:
Terminal Degree preferred.
Previous educational participation preferred.

Physical Requirements:
Physical ability to teach in a classroom setting. Ability to see, hear, talk, stand, sit, walk and fine hand manipulation.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC18417 Digital Media Faculty
Open Date: 01/26/2018
Review Start Date: 02/25/2018
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: If a candidate does not meet the requirement of a terminal degree, then there must be ample professional experience to offset the requirement. Qualified candidates should list any licenses or professional certifications as it relates to the focus of this posting. Also, a complete list of professional organizations in which the candidate actively participates is a plus.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/5168

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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