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Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Information Systems

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Posting Number:

20240036FAC

Job Title:

Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Information Systems

About Murray State:

Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio. 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.

Located in the West Kentucky region, Murray State University is a public, comprehensive University which offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. Learn more about Careers at Murray State University.

About Murray State Benefits:

Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, generous paid holidays, vacation, sick, and paid parental leave, as well as many other benefit offerings. Please refer to the Murray State Benefits page for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employment/Diversity Information:

Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray, KY

Employment Term:

Academic Year

Position Type:

Faculty (Tenure-Track)

Department:

Computer Science and Info Systems

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2024.

The selected candidate will be expected to teach computer science courses at the baccalaureate level, as well as some graduate classes, if needed. The selected candidate will also be expected to engage in academic research through paper publication in peer reviewed journals and conferences, engage and motivate students, and complete service duties as assigned.

Minimum Education Requirements:

PhD or equivalent in Computer Science or related field. ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

Previous teaching experience in intro and/or upper level CS classes required. Strong oral and written communication skills, strong classroom management and excellent teaching skills, and the ability to adapt to new teaching formats is required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate classes. Candidates in all CS areas are encouraged to apply, but special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in machine learning, data science and/or parallel & distributed systems.

Posting Date:

12/13/2023

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae demonstrating your skill sets, credentials, and degrees held as requested by the posted advertisement
  • Statement of Teaching and Research Interest
  • 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 graduate date (please use “Other Document”).

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by February 1, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Organization

For 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 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities.  Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

 

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.  Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans 
  • Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 
  • Forbes Best Employers List

 

 

Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions).  The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.

 

The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. 

Company info
Website
Telephone
(270) 809-2146
Location
412 Sparks Hall
Murray
KY
42071
US

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