Assistant Professor in Computer Science
Request/Posting Number 0712596
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor in Computer Science
Job Class # 620000
Type of Position Faculty
Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100
Department School of Information Technology - 05150000
Job Category Faculty - Tenure Track
General Summary Illinois State University and the School of Information Technology invites applications for two full-time tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in Computer Science, to begin August 16, 2020.
Qualifications: A doctoral degree in computer science or a closely related field. Applicants with expected completion of their doctoral degree before May 2021 will be considered. Candidates should demonstrate the potential to teach a variety of core and advanced computer science courses. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of an established research program in any specific area of computer science including computer architecture, parallel processing, operating systems, distributed systems, secure programming, or cloud computing, and the potential to publish in high-quality outlets. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.
ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and persons of color are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate/graduate courses, develop a focused area of scholarly research, supervise graduate students, and provide service to the University, College, School, profession, and community.
Salary, Rank, and Tenure: Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience with a comprehensive benefits package. This is a tenure-track, nine-month position with the possibility of summer employment.
The School: The School of Information Technology (http://it.illinoisstate.edu) is one of eight units in the College of Applied Science and Technology. The School offers undergraduate majors in Computer Science (CS), Cybersecurity, Information Systems (IS), and Network and Telecommunications Management, and a Master of Science in Information Systems. The undergraduate CS and IS programs are accredited by ABET. The School has approximately 700 undergraduate students, 70 graduate students, and 21 full-time faculty.
Additional Information: Illinois State University and the College of Applied Science and Technology: A small-college experience with large-university opportunities. Illinois State University (www.illinoisstate.edu) distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial dimension to the state's system of higher education. The first public university in Illinois, Illinois State University was founded in 1857. Today, we are a dynamic, fiscally sound university of close to 21,000 students offering more than 160 major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we believe we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. For the fifth year in a row, Illinois State University was named one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" according to a survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ISU, the only four-year public university in Illinois to be included on this list, earned the honor in the following categories: collaborative governance; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationship; teaching environment, tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance. The College of Applied Science and Technology (http://www.cast.ilstu.edu) is home to a variety of disciplines, which include: Department of Agriculture, Department of Criminal Justice Sciences, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Department of Health Sciences, School of Information Technology, School of Kinesiology and Recreation, Department of Military Science, and Department of Technology.
Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000 in the greater metro area and conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis, and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield, many of which are accessible by Amtrak Train. The community is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Country Financial, and State Farm Insurance International Headquarters. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Business Insider ranked Normal tenth in Top College Towns in 2017. USA Today named it #3 of the Top 25 Small College Towns in America in 2016. In 2015 Google Economic Impact selected Bloomington as the Digital Capital of Illinois. For more information on our community, please visit (http://visitbn.org/).
Required Qualifications 1. A doctoral degree in computer science or a closely related field. Applicants with expected completion of their doctoral degree before May 2021 will be considered.
2. Candidates should demonstrate the potential to teach a variety of core and advanced computer science courses.
3. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of an established research program in any specific area of computer science including computer architecture, parallel processing, operating systems, distributed systems, secure programming, or cloud computing.
4. Potential to publish in high-quality outlets.
5. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees 1. A doctoral degree in computer science or a closely related field. Applicants with expected completion of their doctoral degree before May 2021 will be considered.
Hiring Rate/Range Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Work Hours Varies
Proposed Starting Date: 08/16/2020
Posting date 10-03-2019
Closing date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants For full consideration, please complete an online faculty employment application. In the application, please include (a) a cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) one-page statement of research agenda, (d) one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and (e) contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin December 2, 2019 and continue until the position is filled or withdrawn. To ensure full consideration, submit all application materials by December 1. Please direct questions to Ms. Cris Embree ([email protected]).
Illinois State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer encouraging applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, females, and veterans.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
Contact Information School of Information Technology:
Ms. Cris Embree
Departmental Homepage http://it.illinoisstate.edu
Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Applicant Documents
Civil Service Test Not Applicable
Physical Requirements: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.