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The School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice position to help lead a new online personalized learning Master of Science in Computer Science for Chinese learners. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively in both English and Mandarin Chinese. The candidate is expected to begin duties January 3, 2022. Candidates with broad backgrounds in computer science will be considered, with preference for candidates holding a doctorate and/or with extensive applied software engineering or computer engineering experience. Regular in-person attendance at key trainings and meetings at the NAU Flagstaff campus are required.
Teaching assignments for this position will be focused on supporting an online personalized learning Master of Science degree in Computer Science. Based on program needs, additional teaching duties may include lower- and upper-division online undergraduate classes in Computer Science. Student mentoring and advising, participation in department-level service, and course and program level assessment activities for accreditation will also be required.
- an earned Bachelor’s degree AND
- an earned Master’s OR Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity or a closely-related field, conferred by the start date of employment.
- Ability to communicate effectively in English and Mandarin
- Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, or a closely related field.
- Significant professional software or hardware development experience.
- Teaching experience at the college or university level, specifically in computer science coursework.
- Demonstrated experience with instructional design, effective pedagogy, and innovative learning methodologies.
- Experience with online course development and delivery.
- Fluency in English and Mandarin.
- Experience working with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
The School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS) is a dynamic research-intensive unit, with research foci ranging from the foundations of computing to its applications in many rapidly-evolving areas. SICCS offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. These include Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Software Engineering. Graduate programs include a MS in Electrical Engineering, MS in Computer Science, and a PhD in Informatics and Computing.
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Commensurate with experience.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.
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This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2021.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605731, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.
To be considered, you must meet the minimum qualifications and your application materials will address the preferred qualifications. Submit the following documents with your online application: (1) a statement of interest in this position that includes your areas of knowledge and expertise, and highlights your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact information for three references.
If you have problems submitting your application or have other questions, please contact the search chair at [email protected].
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This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The incumbent is eligible for overtime pay or compensatory time according to University policy. Further, the employee must submit timesheets that accurately reflect all hours worked.
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