Assistant Professor-9 month appointment



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Job description

Springfield, MO

Department: Computer Science

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Pay Grade: Unclassified

Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees?: No, Position is available to all applicants.

Faculty Appointment Type: Tenure Track

Term (if applicable): 9 month

Begin Date of Appointment: 08/16/2021

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

General FunctionThe Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.

Description of Primary DutiesTeaching Computer Science graduate and undergraduate level courses, and continuous improvement appropriate to ABET accreditation. Other expectations include: (1) independent research leading to peer-reviewed discipline-related publications and potential for external funding commensurate with the Master’s level institution, (2) supervision of students’ research/thesis/project, and (3) service to the Computer Science department, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, the local/regional community, and the profession.

Minimum Acceptable QualificationsThe minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional QualificationsA Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field (e.g. Software Engineering, Computer Engineering) is required by the date of appointment. Applicants are invited from all research areas of Computer Science, but candidates with interest in teaching algorithms, principles of programming languages, operating systems, and compilers courses are highly encouraged to apply. Excellent oral and written English communication skills are essential.

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Special Instructions to Applicants1. All applicants must submit: (a) a cover letter detailing how they meet the required qualifications and any related experiences, (b) a curriculum vitae, © graduate and undergraduate transcripts in English, (d) statement of teaching interests and philosophy, (e) statement of research and external funding plans, (f) copies of two recent or representative peer-reviewed publications, and (g) contact information of at least three references. The letter of application must include a commitment to working with diverse populations.

2. Letters of Recommendation are not required with the application. They may be requested at a later date.

3. The selection process will continue until the position is filled.

EO/AA and Diversity StatementNon Discrimination Statement

Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, [email protected], 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, [email protected], 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check StatementEmployment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Number: 20210010FTF