Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 11,094 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual’s membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.
APPOINTMENT: Tenure-track appointment beginning August 2017
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will teach courses in their area of expertise plus additional Computer Science or Network Technologies courses.
RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD in Computer Science or closely related field. Although preference is given to candidates with a completed PhD by the appointment start date, ABDs in Computer Science will be considered. ABDs who have not completed the PhD within one year from their start date will receive a terminal contract.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a willingness and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science. Candidates with backgrounds in databases, big data, and/or data analytics as documented by teaching experience, graduate field courses, and/or research will be preferred. Candidates should also demonstrate a willingness to develop and deliver innovative courses.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).
THE DEPARTMENT: The School of Computer Sciences offers a B.S. and a M.S. in Computer Science, a B.S. in Information Systems, and a B.S. in Network Technologies. The faculty of 25 members serves approximately 300 undergraduate majors and 160 graduate majors. For additional information about the school, please see: http://www.wiu.edu/computersciences
THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a “Best Midwestern College” by the Princeton Review for 12 consecutive years and as one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier “Best Midwestern University” by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 11,094 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.
The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 67 undergraduate and 36 graduate degree programs, which includes a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University’s 632 full-time faculty members teach 93 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 9 pre-professional degree programs and 21 certificate programs.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 9,563): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,531): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.
How to apply
Apply online: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate
**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.
Screening will begin on February 6, 2017and continue until the position is filled.
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.
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