Assistant Professor, Computer Science
- Dominican University
- River Forest, Illinois
- Faculty Jobs
- Science & Technology, Computer Science & Information Technology
- Position Type
- Tenured & Tenure-Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
TITLE: Assistant Professor, Computer Science
DEPARTMENT: Rosary College of Arts and Sciences
FLSA Status: Exempt (salary)
STATUS: Full Time, Tenure-Track
REPORTS TO: Dean, RCAS
Open Until Filled: Yes
Dominican University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science to begin in August 2023. Teaching is the primary responsibility; other responsibilities include scholarship and student advising. The candidate must be able to teach a wide range of undergraduate courses. Responsibilities consist of teaching 21 workload hours per academic year, advising, and service to the department, participation in university life is strongly encouraged.
As a diverse, Catholic HSI institution, we center access, belonging, and equity-minded perspectives. We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate effective engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities, as well as someone who can demonstrate commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching and research practices. A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive and relationship-centered teaching and advising, which affirms the dignity of the human person and concern for the common good. Candidate must be willing to provide students with opportunities to participate in high impact practices. All faculty members are expected to participate in university life and governance, as well as continuing professional development and scholarship.
Required Qualifications: A master’s or doctoral degree in computer science or a related field is required. Candidates who will complete their degree by August 2023 will be considered. Candidates with a master’s degree must have significant experience in industry.
Preferred qualifications: A background in software development is preferred, but candidates with all background will be considered. Experience teaching racially minoritized students and demonstrated experience creating, organizing, and/or leading programs for minoritized student populations.
About Dominican University:
Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution. Dominican University is a relationship-centered community rooted in a vibrant liberal arts and sciences education, offering rigorous, integrative, and innovative undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It is known for its excellent academic programs, the care and respect with which it mentors its students, its enduring commitment to social justice, and the enriching diversity of its students, faculty and staff. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican #10 among master's-level universities in the Midwest. Dominican is also ranked #1 in the Chicago area and #3 in the Midwest in the “Top Performers in Social Mobility” category – making the university one of only two schools in the country within the Regional University category to be ranked among the top #10 overall and as an exemplar in social mobility.
Dominican is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Approximately 50% of the 3,000 currently enrolled students are Hispanic. Among undergraduates, 63% are Hispanic, 50% are Pell-eligible and 48% are the first in their families to attend college. Located on a 37-acre wooded campus in suburban River Forest, Illinois, and just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, the university provides students and alumnae/i an accessible and welcoming location and superb access to a wealth of career, intellectual and cultural opportunities.
Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter and CV and a list of 3 references. The cover letter should address work and other opportunities they have had to interact and serve in high needs and diverse populations and other interactions with students. Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide official transcripts. A background screening is required upon hire.
Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We seek a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
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