Adjunct Assistant Instructor

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education.
Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students. UNT System institutions award more than 11,000 degrees each year – including the largest number of master’s and doctoral degrees in the DFW region. As DFW’s university system, UNT World offers a wide range of degree programs and academic initiatives across our campuses. With more than 300 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, as well as convenient campus locations and teaching centers located throughout North Texas, our system provides a wide array of opportunities.

Posting Title:

Adjunct Assistant Instructor

Area of Specialty:

Computer Information Systems


UNT-Info Tech & Decision Sci-131320

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Department Summary:

The Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences (ITDS) is comprised of two academic disciplines, Information Systems and Management Science. The ITDS department has 27 research and teaching faculty whose mission is to conduct cutting edge research and prepare the next generation of information systems, management science, and business analytics professionals. Our department offers degrees at the bachelors, masters, and PhD levels. Four of our degrees are STEM-designated — BS in IS and BBA. MBA, and MS in Business Analytics. ITDS has a long track record of producing well-prepared, motivated, and, ultimately, successful business professionals and academicians.

Position Summary:

The Department of Information Technology & Decision Sciences seeks qualified individuals for its Adjunct Instructor pool and welcomes applicants at any time. This posting is for the Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 semesters. The specific courses involved may vary from semester to semester and openings to teach these courses develop on a periodic basis, depending on department teaching needs.

The anticipated need is for an Adjunct Assistant Instructor of IT with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully teach courses that include, but are not limited to: BCIS 3610 (Business Computer Information Systems), 3620 (Mainframe Concepts), BCIS 3630 (Object-Oriented Programming for Business), & 3690 (Advanced Mainframe Concepts).

Minimum Qualifications:

A candidate for this Adjunct Assistant position must have an extensive record of 15 or more years of experience in systems engineering and software development in an IBM mainframe environment. Candidate must have expert knowledge of the following areas in order to be able to teach in our mainframe course sequence, in particular BCIS 3620 and BCIS 3690: COBOL programming at the highest level specifically: VSAM file processing, use of COPY libs, CALL subroutines, SORT INPUT PROCEDURE/OUTPUT PROCEDURE, SEARCH/SEARCH ALL with indexed and non-indexed arrays, PACKED DATA handling, BINARY data handling, use of scope terminators, experience working with condition names and INITIALIZE. Experience with TSO and ISPF on the SYSTEM Z, expert knowledge of JCL and system utilities such as IDCAMS, creating, editing and submitting jobs on a SYSTEM Z, transferring results thru the use of the XMIT and XDC commands, maintaining PDSs and debugging with the SDSF status procedure. Use of the OMVS shell thru ISPF to create interactive jobs on the System Z’s POSIX-compliant operating system. Data Formats with ASCII to EBCDIC CONVERSION for mainframe JOB processing, extensive work in number systems, especially decimal to hexadecimal to binary data conversion. Extensive knowledge of IBM System Z operating systems, specifically supervisor programs, service requests, automatic interrupts, program status words, privileged instructions and the basis of control.
Must be able to teach the reading of internal data stored in mainframe core dumps in order to debug both COBOL and ALC computer programs. Extensive experience using IBM Rational Developer IDE platform required.

Preferred Qualifications:

College degrees in computer science, information technology, software engineering, or related field or a graduate degree and 18 credit hours directly related to the assigned course(s). Experience teaching college-level, continuing education, or executive education adult students.

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This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Job No:
Posted: 7/21/2020
Application Due: 1/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time