Assistant Professor of Information and Computer Sciences

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Job description

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, a vibrant and growing public, urban university, is seeking to fill a full-time probationary (tenure-track) faculty position in Computer Information Technology within the Information and Computer Sciences Department located in the College of Sciences beginning August 2018.


· Faculty members are expected to demonstrate ability to teach Information Technology and Computer Science courses effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate level
· Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement
· Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study
· Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance and engage in service to the university and community
· Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts and sciences context and will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals

Minimum Qualifications: 

· An earned PhD in Information Technology or a related field, such as Computer Science or Information Systems. Candidates who will finish their PhD before August 20, 2018 will be considered.
· Demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate level courses with a substantial programming component.
· Potential for excellence in scholarly activity at the university level.
· Ability to teach courses in at least three of the following four areas: Software Design, Software Engineering, Database Systems, and Web Development.
· Ability to communicate well (written & verbal) with students and employers to facilitate internships and other business/academic partnerships.
· Demonstrated commitment to serving a culturally diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Demonstrated leadership ability in an academic, business, or public sector environment.

Please note: Filling of this position is dependent upon budget.

The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, serves approximately 11,000 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 41% of our students coming from communities of color. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adults and communities of color. Recognized in 2008 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.

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The School/Academic Department: The Department of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) at Metropolitan State University currently serves undergraduate students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Information Technology, Computer Forensics, and Computer Application Development. The department also offers MS and Professional Science Master (PSM) programs in Computer Science. In a typical academic year, the faculty member will teach five undergraduate and graduate courses, split between two semesters. In addition, faculty member will engage in scholarship, advising, and service.
The department has received grants from organizations including NSF, NSA, and Intel. For more details about the department, please see the department’s web page.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Master Agreement.

* Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

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How to apply

To apply, go to

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: Friday, January 5, 2018

Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:

· Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
· Current curriculum vita or resume
· One-page statement of teaching philosophy
· Examples of teaching effectiveness
· One-page statement highlighting your scholarly activity, professional accomplishments, and goals
· Names of three (3) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; at least two (2) of the references must be able to address teaching effectiveness
· Transcripts – Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date of your highest attained degree, with your name and the academic institution’s name/logo are required. If doctoral study is in progress at the time of application, submit the most recent transcript showing your course of study and progress to date. We are not able to accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades or DARS reports. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
· Additional materials may be requested at a later date

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If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Carla Ballard, at 651.793.1319.
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