Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Employer
Winthrop University
Location
Rock Hill, South Carolina

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Description

The College of Business Administration at Winthrop University is seeking to hire a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science. Candidates must have a strong foundational knowledge of Computer Science with a concentration in Cybersecurity or a related specialty.

We are seeking an excellent faculty member who will enhance the school’s strength in Computer Science and Cybersecurity. The successful candidate should, by August 16, 2022, possess a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, dedication to continued professional development, scholarship, and service as well as the ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

The Department of Computer Science and Quantitative Methods offers several degrees. The BS in Computer Science degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.  The BS in Business Administration, including the Computer Information Systems concentration, is accredited by AACSB International. We also offer Bachelor's Degrees in Applied Software Development as well as a B.S. in Cybersecurity. The department also offers core courses for the BS in Digital Information Design degree as well as a concentration of Web App Development in the same major.  

The successful candidate may be required to teach courses in any of the department's majors, service, or elective courses.  The department's immediate needs are in the area of Cybersecurity.  Examples of courses include Foundations/Principles of Information Security, Enterprise System Administration & Security, Cyber Forensics, Ethical Hacking, Cloud Computing, and so on.  

Winthrop University prides itself on being an institution of choice for groups traditionally underrepresented on many college campuses. The College of Business Administration welcomes applications from faculty who will bring diverse perspectives and backgrounds to advance its goals of celebrating diversity and fostering inclusion.

For more information about the college, please see http://www.winthrop.edu/cba.

About Winthrop University

Founded in 1886 and located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University offers its almost 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its degree-granting Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs. Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for the University’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and is recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional arts and business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s Division I men’s and women’s sports.

Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Qualifications

  • Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a closely related discipline by the time of their employment in Fall 2022 (August 16, 2022). Candidates who are ABD in Fall 2022 may also be acceptable but continued employment may be based on the candidate obtaining their PhD within 12 months. 
  • Candidates must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, and a dedication to continued professional development, scholarship, and service. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at the department, college, and university levels.
  • The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Teaching, research, or professional experience with: Foundations/Principles of Information Security, Enterprise System Administration & Security, Cyber Forensics, Ethical Hacking, Cloud Computing, and other areas of immediate need.

Application Instructions

Employment Conditions:  

A nine-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment with faculty rank. Teaching load is 9 credits in both Fall and Spring.  Salary is competitive and dependent on academic qualifications and work experience. 

Work Environment:

This position requires daily contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus.

Background Check Statement:  

Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a student loan default check, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Application Timeline and Procedures:

Review of applicants will begin on November 15, 2021.  Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. However, applications are not guaranteed to receive review after the initial review date.  For more information, please see http://www.winthrop.edu/hr/

Required materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Diversity Statement
  • Names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses, if available, of at least three persons who know the candidate professionally
  • Transcript and evidence of highest degree achieved

All materials should be submitted electronically.

For questions, contact Dr. Andrew Besmer, committee chair

College of Business Administration
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC 29733
[email protected]

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Organization

Ideally situated in the heart of the Carolinas, Winthrop University is a highly ranked public, comprehensive university in Rock Hill, South Carolina, that is committed to be among the very best institutions of its kind.  Founded in 1886, Winthrop offers its students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement.  Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the “Winthrop Experience,” including the most recent US News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South.  

Winthrop Mag fall 2017Today more than 5,000 undergraduate and 1,000-plus graduate students are enrolled at Winthrop University.  The University recruits South Carolina’s most able students as well as highly qualified students from beyond the state whose presence adds diversity and enrichment.  Winthrop prides itself on being the institution of choice for groups traditionally under-represented on many college campuses, providing Winthrop faculty with the opportunity to create a teaching legacy that not only changes individual lives, but reshapes whole family trajectories.

Where we are matters, and Winthrop’s presence is significant.  Winthrop University is an active member of York County and recognized as a key component of the region’s economic growth.  With Charlotte  less than 20 minutes away—and 300-plus Fortune 500 Companies in Winthrop’s backyard—formal and informal community partnerships are numerous, threading through school and business networks. While Winthrop students have options about where they conduct their experiential learning, faculty and staff are privileged to select a residence from neighborhoods large, small, or somewhere in-between.  During holiday, Winthrop faculty find themselves a short drive from either the mountains or the beach.

Included in the National Register of Historic Places, Winthrop’s campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings.  The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 16 Division I men's and women's sports. The physical beauty of Winthrop’s campus is a source of great pride, one that reflects the learning community for which it provides a foundation.  

 

Whether in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Education, or College of Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop University offers only those degree programs that can be delivered at an exemplary level.  High-impact practices such as first-year experiences, common intellectual experiences, undergraduate research, and global learning are embedded throughout the curriculum, encouraging active teaching and learning.  At Winthrop, faculty—not teaching assistants—are the lead facilitators, class sizes are small enough that teachers know their students by name, and faculty research agendas often include student collaborators. 

Quality student life programs supplement the academic, providing opportunities and services to foster student development along cognitive, personal, and interpersonal dimensions.  Students pursuing lifetime wellness can run alongside their faculty at the Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center where members can access a climbing wall, four racquetball courts, a 25-yard pool with 8 lanes, four basketball courts, an 8,000 square foot weight room, 2,000 square feet of cardio space with four additional cardio stations, and two aerobic/activity rooms. 

Inside—and outside—the classroom Winthrop prioritizes a learning environment that produces Winthrop graduates who:

· Think critically and solve problems 

 

· Are personally and socially responsible 

 

· Understand the interconnected nature of the world and the time in which they live 

 

· Communicate effectively 

 

Faculty and staff who expertly model and teach these competencies are an excellent fit at Winthrop and a critical ingredient in the Winthrop Experience.  We encourage you to review current openings and bookmark our jobs page for future possibilities.

     

 

 

 

 

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