Assistant Professor, Computer Science
The Division of Business/Computer Science, Public Service & Social Science is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science. Delaware County Community College, founded in 1967, is an accredited, associate degree-granting institution of higher education serving Delaware and Chester counties. It is the seventh largest post-secondary institution in undergraduate enrollment in the Greater Philadelphia region, serving more than 28,000 credit and non-credit students annually with a comprehensive array of programs, including computer-based and distance-learning classes. The College’s mission is to facilitate learning by providing quality educational programs and services that are student-focused, accessible, comprehensive, and flexible to meet the educational needs of the diverse communities it serves. Its competency-based curriculum makes the College different from every other community college in the region and most other post-secondary institutions, and certifies DCCC graduates as possessing the skills, attitudes, and values needed to perform competently in their area of study.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college with a focus on student retention and success.
- Possess excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and actively participate in the academic life of the College.
- Establish an inclusive classroom learning environment and strive for excellence in teaching and apply best practices in the discipline.
- Candidates must be committed to a learning-centered teaching environment that supports diversity in student population, in learning style and possess a commitment to student mentoring.
- Commitment to using appropriate and cost-effective learning resources for students, preparing class presentations and materials for electronic distribution, and producing a syllabus for each course.
- Participate in continual assessment of student learning outcomes; develop processes and tools for assessment; incorporate results in order to modify instruction and materials in degree program, course cluster, and/or certificate program, in coordination with colleagues.
- Candidates must be able to teach across campuses, through different modalities (i.e. face‑to‑face instruction, online instruction, and hybrid instruction) and may teach evenings and/or weekends.
- Commitment to community and educational partnerships to expand the computer science curricula and advisory board.
- Maintain a commitment to professional learning, growth, and service to the profession.
- Candidates will be required to present an in-person classroom teaching demonstration. The topic will be prescribed by the hiring committee and shared with candidates who are invited to interview.
- Desired qualifications include knowledge of virtual reality, data analytics and/or artificial intelligence.
The ideal candidate must have a Master’s degree (Doctorate preferred) in in Computer Science (CS), Management Information Systems, or a closely related degree from a regionally accredited institution. A minimum of five years' work experience in computer science; a minimum of two years teaching at a community college; Experience teaching a broad range of undergraduate courses within the curriculum of computer science that include C#, Java, Python, data structures and algorithms, and Oracle; Knowledge of current computer science industry practices, trends, and issues. The specific teaching assignment will be based upon the needs of the students and the division, and may include evening and weekend courses and possible courses at any of the DCCC campuses (see course descriptions at www.dccc.edu). Other responsibilities include assisting in course development and improvement, advising students, meeting scheduled office hours, and regular participation in discipline, division, & college meetings and committees. Faculty are expected to be committed to academic excellence and continuous improvement, working collaboratively & effectively with others (faculty, staff, & administrators), support & contribute to diversity and student success initiatives, and remain current in their subject area & teaching methodologies. The applicant must be committed to the community college philosophy, be able to demonstrate excellent teaching skills (a teaching demonstration is part of the interview process), and show evidence of being more committed to teaching than to research. The applicant also must have the ability to employ a variety of teaching methods and be familiar with alternative learning styles, classroom technologies, and course management systems.
Application Materials: The College strongly encourages applications from members of traditionally under-represented groups. Interested candidates should apply online at www.dccc.edu/about-us/human-resources/employment-opportunities only (in MS Word or PDF format), a cover letter, complete & current resume, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three references (including current immediate supervisor) to Human Resources, Delaware County Community College, 901 South Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063. Application materials must be submitted only as a completed packet. Positions are open until filled.
DCCC is an equal opportunity employer.