Trinity Christian College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Computing or Computer Science within the Computing and Data Analytics Department, beginning August 2022.
Ph.D. preferred, Master’s degree required. Experience in college-level teaching and scholarship is desired, but not required. All applicants with significant computing or data science experience will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a closely related computing field.
The Computing and Data Analytics (CDA) Department seeks faculty candidates committed to the integration of their disciplines within the broad context of all education. In addition to standard computer science courses, opportunities are available to design and teach pioneering interdisciplinary courses, including Thinking and Writing with Code and Inspiring Change through Data-Driven Goals. Such courses go beyond preparing traditional computer science majors to support the CDA’s mission of providing all students at Trinity with the computing or data skills necessary to better pursue any disciplinary or vocational goal.
Trinity seeks faculty candidates who are professing Christians and are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Successful candidates will possess the ability to articulate the relationship between their academic discipline, the vocational preparation of their students, and a vision for human flourishing that emerges from the Christian faith. Successful candidates are also dedicated to personal involvement with students outside of the classroom through advising, social interaction, and informal academic and cultural settings, as well as with professionals who can complement the Trinity experience. Trinity particularly welcomes applications from candidates who have professional or personal narratives that reflect diverse perspectives, as well as those who have engaged with issues relevant to preparing students to work and live with intercultural competence and compassion.
This is a 9-month tenure-track faculty role. Primary responsibilities include teaching computing, computer science, or data analytics courses that serve the department and college needs and align with the area of expertise of the successful candidate. All faculty participate at Trinity in faculty governance and in student advising and are expected to pursue a healthy scholarly and research agenda. In their first year, new faculty participate in a year-long formation program that begins with a three-day institute in August.
About the Department:
The Computing and Data Analytics Department offers majors and minors in Computing, Computer Science, and Data Analytics. All students complete a field education experience as a required graduation component with computer science and data analytics students completing a year-long consultancy project. Faculty in the department have research interests in network science, data science education, and technology in teaching. More information about the department can be found on the college website http://www.trnty.edu.
The committee will begin reviewing applications on May 1st, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. The desirable start date is either 8/16/2022, 1/5/2023, or 8/16/2023, with new faculty orientation preceding that date. For further information about the position contact:
Dr. Aaron Kuecker, Interim PresidentTrinity Christian CollegePhone: 708-239-4839Email: [email protected]
Links to faculty applications may be found on the Trinity website: https://www.trnty.edu/about-us/careers-at-trinity/.
Only electronic application documents will be accepted. All applications, and supporting application documents, can be uploaded to:
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following during the application process:
- Cover Letter
- Contact information for three professional references
- A series of three reflections, housed in a single document:
- Faith Statement
- A reflection of Trinity Christian College’s Mission
- A reflection of experience working in, and with, diverse populations and environments
- Student Evaluations (if available)
For your review, Trinity Christian College’s Mission and Diversity Statements can be found on our website at: https://www.trnty.edu/about-us/who-we-are/
Trinity Christian College is a four-year liberal arts college located in Palos Heights, Illinois, a suburb twenty miles southwest of Chicago. Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students with an excellent Christian higher education in the Reformed tradition. The College enrollment in the traditional program is about 1,000 with a vibrant residential program. We offer majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as professional programs in accounting and business administration, nursing, education, computer science, criminal justice, and exercise science. Trinity also offers master’s programs in counseling psychology and special education as well as degree completion programs in education, business, and psychology. Trinity Christian College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Trinity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates.