Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science

JOB TITLE: Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science                   

DIVISION: Academic Affairs

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Department Chair

DEPARTMENT: Engineering and Computer Science Department

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

The Engineering and Computer Science Department at Benedict College invites applications for full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Computer Science beginning Fall 2024. We are seeking candidates with a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service. Applicants must demonstrate teaching excellence in their specialties and an interest in curriculum innovation. Expertise in instructional technology is desirable. The successful applicants teaching responsibilities will include traditional introductory, intermediate, and upper-level courses in computer science. Familiarity with requirements for ABET accreditation and with Canvas, our Learning Management System, are desirable. In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the Benedict College Mission. A doctoral degree in Computer Science is required.

Applicants for the rank of Assistant Professor must demonstrate strong potential as an effective instructor and student mentor, and be able to obtain funding to support an undergraduate research program. Applicants for the rank of Associate Professor should have at least 3 years of experience as an effective instructor, mentor, and researcher by the start date of employment.

The Department of Engineering and Computer Science is committed to providing the education, ideas, and solutions needed to create a more sustainable world and fostering a pipeline for African-American students into the engineering fields. The College and surrounding communities offer a vibrant intellectual and cultural atmosphere, great public education system, friendly people, affordable homes, easy commutes, and many other assets that make it a great place to live and work.

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PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Teach lower and upper-level computer science courses that align with professional expertise and the needs of the department;
  • Participate in curriculum development and contribute to the department’s planning and growth;
  • Advise students and providing individual help to students during weekly office hours;
  • Provide academic and career advising to students in the major;
  • Establish an active undergraduate research program;
  • Perform regular scholarly research and publication;
  • Assist with students recruitment and retention;
  • Provide service to the department, school, college, community, and profession;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to teach lower and upper-level undergraduate computer science courses
  • Knowledge in pedagogy and teaching techniques for first-time college students and students from underserved populations;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Effective instructional delivery;
  • Proficiency in the use of instructional technology;
  • Ability to actively engage students in the learning process;
  • Ability to conduct respectful relationships with students both in and outside the classroom;
  • Ability to work collegially and productively within the university community;
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures;

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Ph.D. in Computer Science

Qualified applicants should submit:

  • a completed Benedict College application,
  • a cover letter addressing how you meet the qualifications of the position,
  • a research plan (1-5 pages),
  • a teaching statement demonstrating knowledge of teaching first-generation college students and diverse student populations (1-2 pages),
  • unofficial transcript(s),
  • a list of three references with contact information.

Official transcripts and background check will be required before hiring. To ensure full consideration, complete application should be received by February 23, 2024.

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Submit Application Packet to:

Academic.affairs@benedict.edu

Inquiries may be directed to:

Dr. Jessica Furrer

Interim Dean, School of Science and Engineering

Phone: 803-705-4868

Email: jessica.furrer@benedict.edu

To apply for this job please visit benedict.edu.

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