Assistant Professor/Teaching Specialist Computer Science

Jun 20, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Assistant Professor/Teaching Specialist Computer Science
Location: Morris
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 328808

The University of Minnesota Morris, Division of Science and Mathematics, seeks a full-time, multi-year, possibly renewable, position in Computer Science beginning August 19, 2019. The qualifications are as follows:

Candidates must have a master’s degree in computer science, or a closely related field by August 19, 2019. Ph.D. is preferred. Experience teaching undergraduate computer science is required. (Graduate TA experience is acceptable).

About the Job

Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate computer science including introductory CS courses for majors and non-majors, a discussion-based course on ethics and technology, Data Structures (with Java), and upper-level undergraduate electives, preferably in the Systems area; contributing to other courses that support the computer science curriculum; and sharing in the governance and advancement of the computer science program.

How To Apply Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. Applications must include a letter of application, resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a teaching statement with evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference. Supporting documentation may be sent to Ann Kolden, Administrative Assistant, at [email protected], (320) 589-6301, or they may be sent to:

Computer Science Search Committee Chair

Division of Science and Mathematics

University of Minnesota Morris

Morris, MN 56267-2128

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening begins March 4, 2019.

Inquiries can be made to Professor Kristin Lamberty, Search Committee Chair, at (320) 589-6375 ([email protected]).


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Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. Morris is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone.

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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM)

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) makes its home on a 121-year-old campus on the western edge of the state and is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The small, close-knit campus emphasizes faculty/student collaboration in research, study abroad, and service learning. Deeply rooted in the tall grass prairies of Minnesota, the campus also has advanced sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives that have grown to levels of national leadership and touch nearly all aspects of campus life.

A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, Morris combines a rigorous, student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. A founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Morris provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body of nearly 1700 is supported by 130 faculty members, a student/faculty ratio of 13:1. The Morris campus is the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system, with 20 percent American Indian students, 10 percent U.S. students of color, and 12 percent international students.

Morris is highly ranked by national publications -- U.S. News & World Report as a top-ten public liberal arts college; Forbes as one of the best colleges and universities in the nation; and Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Morris in its list of “the best and most interesting” schools in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Morris students consistently win national awards – in 2017-2018, Morris was the only public baccalaureate institution among the top student Fulbright award producers. Among University of Minnesota campuses, Morris has the highest proportion of faculty in the University’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching. The campus is also a national leader in sustainability, evidenced by receipt of the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and an Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education STARS Gold rating.