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Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Governors State University
University Park, IL

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Position Type:

Visiting Professor

Classification Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor

Position's Functional Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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Position Summary:

Governors State University seeks nominations and applications for two full-time, non-tenure track positions at the rank of Visiting Professor in the area of Computer Science in the Division of Science, Mathematics and Technology; College of Arts and Sciences. The position is available for the 2021-2022 Academic year and successful candidates may be extended for the 2022-2023 academic year. The preferred candidates should demonstrate strong potential to teach primarily graduate Computer Science courses, including Computer Programming- Java (CPSC 6548), Internet Programming (CPSC 8720), Advanced Operating Systems (CPSC 8735), Formal Languages and Automata (CPSC 8810), Planning and Management of Software Projects (CPSC 8820), and Advanced Database Concepts (CPSC 8845). We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, and experience teaching and advising non-traditional or diverse student populations. Successful applicants will have an earned Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field; candidates in ABD status will be considered.

Governors State University (GSU) was founded in 1969, originally as an upper-division institution with a primary focus of serving community college graduates pursuing baccalaureate degrees. During the five intervening decades, GSU has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs. GSU features a highly diverse faculty and staff of roughly 1,000 employees that reflect the students and community we serve. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students from across the region and around the world. From its mission statement, Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society.
Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value.
The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU seeks to serve as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.
It is the policy of Governors State University, in its role as educator, employer, and purchaser of goods and services, to provide equal opportunity and affirmative action. Discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status is strictly prohibited.
Salary and benefits package are commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field. ABD in the final stages of completion in a Computer Science or a related field will be considered.

2. Knowledge and ability to teach a wide range of graduate computer science courses.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Teaching and/or professional experience in multiple areas related to Computer Science.

2. Interest in and ability to teach online (web-based) courses.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications submitted to this job posting will be temporarily put in a candidate pool. Reviewing process may not start until later in the summer of 2021, pending budget approval.


Working at Governors State University

Success by Degrees

GSU is an “island of excellence,” according to Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education. With bold, new initiatives, 23 bachelor’s, 27 master’s, and five doctoral degree programs, GSU excels at providing the quality education that is essential for success in today’s world.

Success by Opportunity

GSU’s exemplary efforts bring unequalled education opportunities to the region’s diverse population. The university is remarkably inclusive and serves students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The student body, like the faculty and staff, reflect a rich blend of ideas, perspectives, talents, and life experiences.

Success by Innovation

GSU, expanding on its commitment to excellence and reflecting the best research on student success, will become a full-service university with the admission of its inaugural freshman class in 2014. The groundbreaking Dual Degree Program encourages community college students to complete both an associate and bachelor’s degree at an affordable tuition rate and with comprehensive academic advising.

Success by Commitment

GSU is committed to serving as the region’s public square and making the community stronger through programs and partnerships in education, healthcare, government, and business. The Center for Performing Arts and Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park integrate arts and education. The university is also fully committed to sustainability through its alternative energy and conservation efforts.

Success by Excellence

GSU, the only public university in the Chicago Southland region, is a national model in providing education pathways that lead its graduates to lives rich in purpose, commitment, and contribution.

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