Computer Science Faculty Position
Aurora University seeks talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester. Student advising is supported by professional staff. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Experience teaching at a smaller, private institution is highly preferred.
The Dunham School of Business and Public Policy at Aurora University is seeking applicants for clinical-track or tenure-track Computer Science faculty appointment in Business at our Aurora University Main Campus.
COMPUTER SCIENCE: Assistant/Associate Professor (Clinical Track or Tenure Track)
Review of applications will begin immediately with full consideration ensured for applications received by May 14, 2021. Review will continue until the position is filled.
Qualifications: Applicants must hold a graduate degree in computer science or a related field from an accredited college or university (terminal degree or ABD preferred). Applicants should have at least five years of professional experience in the technology industry (or related). Area of expertise is open, but the candidate should be prepared to teach a broad range of computer science courses including introduction to computer science, software programming, computer networking, technology management, etc. Applicants should show excellence in teaching and a commitment to mentoring students. Teaching in the university's general education program may also be required.
The ideal candidate will join a team of faculty and administrators at time when we are reimagining the computer science program for the emerging opportunities of the next 25 years including artificial intelligence, machine learning, VR/AR, quantum computing, mobile, distributed networking, data management, cloud computing, edge computing, green technologies, etc. The ability to bridge emerging research in computer science with applications in business, marketing, finance, communication, healthcare, etc. is a vital part of this curriculum vision. The ideal candidate will bring a mix of academic and industry experience that will inform the development of this revised curriculum and take a leadership role in championing program growth, enrollment, and student success.
Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities will be undergraduate teaching, with select opportunities to teach in discipline appropriate graduate programs. Primary responsibilities also include active engagement in institutional service, professional activity, student mentorship, program assessment, and recruitment. This position will play a critical role in supporting both the computer science majors and affiliate programs in related fields of application.
All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed.
Please submit application materials as follows:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.