Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Information Systems

Job Details

Posting Number:

20220040FAC

Job Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Information Systems

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray

Employment Term:

Academic Year

Position Type:

Faculty (Non-Tenure-Track)

Department:

Computer Science and Info Systems

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach computer science topics at the baccalaureate level; engage and motivate students; participate in department, college and university service duties as assigned.

Minimum Education Requirements:

PhD in Computer Science or related field. ABDs with an assured completion before May 2023 will also be considered.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

Strong communication skills; the potential to develop excellent teaching skills and the ability to adapt to new teaching formats; expertise in programming and other topics related to computer science.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

Experience teaching undergraduate computer science classes. Expertise in computer architecture, parallel and distributed systems, embedded systems, and robotics is preferred, but qualified candidates in all areas of expertise will be considered.

Posting Date:

04/22/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae which demonstrates your skill sets, credentials and degrees held as requested by the posted advertisement.
  • Student evaluation summaries with course titles included for the last three (3) years if available
  • If you are ABD, please include a statement that outlines your plan for completion which should also include the name of your committee chair, phone number and email address along with your anticipated defense date and anticipated graduation date (please submit under “Other Document”).

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by May 23, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Organization

Working at Murray State University

For almost 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 10,017 today. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University has ranked among the top universities in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's annual publication, America's Best Colleges, for the past 28 consecutive years. Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Murray State a "Great College to Work For" for 7 of the past 10 years.

Recognition of the quality of Murray State programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. Program accreditations have also been attained in animal health technology, art, business, counseling, dietetics, engineering physics, several engineering technology programs, chemistry, journalism and mass communications, music, nursing, occupational safety and health, physics and engineering physics, social work, special education, teacher education and veterinary laboratory diagnostics.

Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State is a state-supported comprehensive University with four academic colleges - business, education and human services, humanities and fine arts, and science, engineering and technology - a school of agriculture, and a school of nursing and health professions. The University's 236-acre main campus is in Murray, a city of 17,741. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs.

The main campus comprises more than 70 major buildings, including classroom and office buildings and two libraries. The Waterfield Library houses the circulating collection, reference sources, government documents, microforms and periodicals. The historic Pogue Library contains special materials relating to the history and culture of west Kentucky and the region. Murray State also operates the Pullen Farm, Hancock Biological Station, Breathitt Veterinary Center and The Arboretum at Murray State. In addition to the main campus in Murray, the University's regional campuses and educational presences include Fort Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

The University's mission statement is as follows:

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities. We offer relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs with core studies in the liberal arts and sciences, leading to degrees from certificates to advanced practice doctorates that prepare students for success. Through effective and creative teaching, the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and academic and student support services, our quality faculty and staff foster student growth in knowledge, critical inquiry, and innovative thinking.

 

As a public comprehensive university dedicated to diversity, global awareness, and intellectual curiosity, we actively engage students, faculty, staff, and the community in collaborative scholarship, creative activity, and research. We invest in our communities through thoughtful public service in our 18-county service region and beyond. Our uniqueness arises from our combination of academic excellence, welcoming atmosphere, and dedication to student success through mentored, real-world learning opportunities in an open-minded and supportive learning environment.

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