Instructor of Computer Science (non-tenure track)

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Position Information

Department/College College of Arts & Sciences Position Title Instructor of Computer Science (non-tenure track) Job Category Faculty Posting Number 00198 FLSA Exempt Full or Part Time Full-Time Other 9-month, non-tenure track, renewable contract Temporary If Temporary, number of months Position Summary Information


In addition to adhering to the general faculty guidelines, as specified by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, duties will include:

•Teaching a variety of upper-division Computer Science and Information Systems courses,
•Developing and delivering courses in a variety of modes, including online courses that ensure quality and effective assessment,
•Working with a range of students to assist them in reaching goals and learning outcomes,
•Holding office hours and advising students,
•Participating in service, including department and university committees and accreditation activities,
•Working with business/industry partners in the region to develop programs and learning opportunities that respond to regional needs, and
•Willingness to contribute to the University’s mission and assuming other professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by administrative personnel.



•An earned M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology or closely related degree from a regionally accredited institution.


•Meet minimum qualifications and hold certifications from CompTIA (Linux+, Network+, and/or Security+), EC-Council (CEH), or (ISC)^2 (CISSP).
•Experience teaching different types of learners with a variety of teaching methods (traditional, blended, and on-line).

Salary Schedule

Salary range: $65,000 – $75,000
Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Health benefits included.

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University Information

Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

EEO Statement

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.

Background Check Statement

In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

Additional Information

Athens State University participates in the E-verify System to verify employment eligibility for all newly-hired employees.

This is a nine-month, non-tenure track, renewable contract with a 4/4 teaching load.

Starting date: August, 2019

Review of applications will begin March 28, 2019 and continue until filled.

For assistance, contact the Human Resources Office at 256-216-3333 or email us at [email protected]

Posting Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Document

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