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Assistant Professor Computer Science

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Professor Computer Science
Location: UNG-Dahlonega, GA
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 268713
About Us

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Department Information

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) resides in the Mike Cottrell College of Business (MCCB) and offers undergraduate programs in computer science (CS), information systems (IS), and cybersecurity. CS is ABET accredited. IS has AACSB accreditation, as do the other business programs in the college. The MCCB is home to the UNG Institute for Cyber Operations, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Truist Center for Ethical Leadership. MCCB graduate programs include the Cottrell MBA, Master of Accountancy, and three graduate certificates, one of which is in cybersecurity. A Master of Science in CS with focus areas of machine learning and cyber operations started in fall of 2023. The department also offers a number of minors in computer science.

The MCCB international group of teacher-scholars provides an exceptional learning community to prepare students for their professional roles and to engage with business and industry in the region to foster economic development. The MCCB is the second largest college at UNG and enrolls over 4,800 students. The college moved into its new building, the Cottrell Center for Business, Technology & Innovation located on the Dahlonega campus, in fall 2022. The facility fosters a state-of-the-art learning environment with specialized spaces for computer science, including a computing cluster / supercomputer, forensics / cyber lab, cyber range, and hardware/networking lab.

UNG is designated by the NSA and DHS as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE). Through support of a multi-million dollar grant from the DoD, the cybersecurity program has a strong focus on preparing future cyber workforce for the military, government, and defense contractors.

Job Summary

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems in the Mike Cottrell College of Business (MCCB) invites applicants for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in computer science starting August 2024. The successful candidate will teach computer science courses. We encourage applicants from all computer science areas to apply including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Networking, and High Performance Computing. Candidates with a strong background in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or Networking are preferred. Relevant credentials, experience in computer science, and/or research in computer science is strongly preferred. Quality teaching and student engagement are high priorities in the MCCB.

"For best consideration, submit all the required material by 3/1/2024. Applications will be reviewed as we receive them."

Responsibilities
  • Teach three undergraduate and/or graduate computer science related courses per semester in fall and spring. Teaching in the summer may be an option.
  • Use innovative teaching and learning techniques to provide high quality learning experiences in and out of the classroom.
  • Engage with the university's military connections and the emerging technology industry populating the north Georgia and Atlanta regions.
  • Work with student projects, internships, and competitions.
  • Work with faculty on research projects.
  • Support the culture of the department, MCCB, UNG, and its service community.
Required Qualifications
  • A doctorate in computer science or a related field. ABD may be considered with evidence that the degree is nearing completion.
  • Record of, or potential for high-quality, in-field scholarship.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of superior teaching abilities strongly preferred.
  • Professional experience or certifications in specialized areas of computer science is preferred.
Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Teaching and Research Statement, and Transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of teaching pedagogy.
  • Skill at teaching online a plus.
  • Ability to translate highly technical information into understandable content for computer science students.
  • Ability to conduct computer science related quality scholarship.
Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

Background Check
  • Position of Trust + Education
Special Applicant Instructions
  • If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

Organization

The University of North Georgia is a member of the University System of Georgia and holds designations as a state leadership institution and as The Military College of Georgia.  With more than 18,000 students, the University of North Georgia is one of the state’s largest public universities.  The regional, multi-campus university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate’s degrees to professional doctoral programs.

The University of North Georgia's educational experience provides a solid foundation to help students become civic, professional and military leaders who serve communities locally and globally. UNG's student-focused environment includes quality education, service, inquiry, and creativity.  

UNG is one of only six senior military colleges in the United States and its residential Army ROTC program consistently ranks among the best in the country. UNG competes in NCAA Division II in baseball, softball, golf, basketball, soccer, mixed rifle, and women's cross country.

The University of North Georgia has seven academic colleges and institutes: the College of Arts and Letters, the Mike Cottrell College of Business, the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Education, the College of Health Professions, University College, and the Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis.

At the undergraduate level, UNG offers the Associate of Arts (A.A.) and the  Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees and the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS); Bachelor of Arts (BA); Bachelor of Science (BS); Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA); and Bachelor of Science-Nursing (BSN).

Graduate degrees offered at UNG include: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT); Education Specialist in School Leadership (EDSSL); Master of Education (Med); Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT); Master of Arts in history (MA); Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA); Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling (MS); Master of Science in family nurse practitioner (MS); Master of Science in nursing education (MS); Master of Science in physical education (MS); Master of Science in criminal justice (MS); Master of Public Administration (MPA); Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Music (MM).

The University of North Georgia was formed through the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College, two of the top-performing schools in the University System of Georgia, in January 2013.  Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, UNG comprises five campuses and online opportunities united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society.

UNG’s campuses are located across the northeast Georgia region in Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Oconee County. With easy access to metro Atlanta and Georgia's mountain and piedmont areas, the region features vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities, including Lake Lanier and the the Appalachian Trail.

The University of North Georgia is part of the University System of Georgia Complete College Georgia (CCG) initiative to improve the retention, progression, and graduation of students. Grounded in the successes and strengths of the past and inspired by the potential of the new University of North Georgia, UNG's Complete College Georgia plan seeks to advance educational attainment in the northern part of the state, contributing to the region's workforce and economic prosperity.

To obtain application information for the University of North Georgia, call the Admissions Office at 706-864-1800, or for a closer look at the university, visit www.ung.edu.

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