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Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Information Systems

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Johnson County Community College

Posting Job Title
Asst Prof Computer Science

Academic Affairs

Position Type
Full-time Faculty

Number of openings

Job Summary
The selected candidates will teach 15 credit hours per semester in Computer Science and Information Systems. Current department needs include teaching courses in information systems and programming. Additional duties expected of full-time faculty include maintaining scheduled office hours; developing and revising curriculum; training faculty in new curriculum as needed; developing and implementing course and program assessment of student learning outcomes; developing and maintaining relationships with industry and academic partners; participating in college, division, and department meetings; serving on committees; and other duties as assigned. Teaching assignments could be any combination of face to face (day or evening), hybrid or online, and are subject to change as needed. On-campus presence is required.

Required Qualifications
Master's degree or higher in computer science (or sub-field) or computer information systems; or a Master's degree or higher in any field coupled with 18 graduate hours in computer science (or sub-field) or computer information systems; or a Bachelor's degree or higher in any field coupled with at least two years of discipline-related work experience (non-teaching) and discipline-related course work at least one level above courses taught
Comfortable adopting new technologies and a desire to create/deliver effective online content
Understand the importance of adapting to the changing landscape of higher education and the field of technology
Demonstrated strong communication skills
Commitment to diversity; ability to appreciate alternative viewpoints, collaboration, and teamwork
Ability and desire to teach information systems courses such as Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications and Introduction to Information Systems
Ability and desire to teach introductory computer programming courses and concepts using languages such as Java and Python
Teaching, training or industry experience in computer science, information systems or related field

Preferred Qualifications
Ability and desire to teach department courses beyond the introductory level such as Unix scripting, programming (e.g. C#, Java, C++)
Ability and desire to teach Data Analytics courses
Ability to incorporate evidence-based and inclusive teaching strategies to engage students in their learning
Teaching experience in computer science, information systems, or related field at an accredited K-12 or college institution
Industry experience in computer science and information systems
Experience with learning management systems and online teaching
Experience implementing innovative teaching practices, including active learning, project-based, service learning, and other student-centered pedagogies
Familiarity with the current landscape of computer science education in K-12 and Higher Education

Required application documents

Cover Letter

Unofficial Transcripts

Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Hours per Week

Work Hours/Days
Varies depending on department needs

Salary Grade Level

Competitive Rate of Pay

Overland Park Main Campus

Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected].

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Working at Johnson County Community College

With more than 34,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the state's third largest institution of higher education and the largest of its 19 community colleges.

JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. The college has more than 100 transfer agreements with area colleges and universities that ensure admittance to specific programs such as business, engineering and education. JCCC students are able to begin their first two years of a four-year degree program here and complete that degree on schedule.

In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. The college maintains extensive student support services such as computer labs, math labs, a writing center and a learning center.

JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area. Through the Center for Business and Technology, participants can take courses in management and computer application or seminars and workshops that lead to professional certification and licensure. Personal enrichment classes, on topics ranging from gardening to money management, are also offered, while nationally and internationally performing and visual artists appear in the performance spaces and Gallery of Art in JCCC’s Carlsen Center.

The campus, centrally located in the county on 234 acres, opened in 1972. There are 18 major buildings on campus. Currently under construction are the Regnier Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

JCCC’s full-time faculty and staff numbers about 875. Another 1,800 people work as adjunct faculty or part-time staff. Most faculty members have master’s degrees, and many have or are earning doctorates.

JCCC returns about $2.70 to the community for every tax dollar it collects. The college's total tangible economic impact on the community is more than $182 million annually.

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