Tenure Track Faculty in Computer Science - Almont - job 1196742

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Almont, Colorado

Salary: $70,000 - 90,000 per year

Employment type: Full-time


Western Colorado University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in Computer Science beginning Fall 2022 at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching, pedagogy, and mentoring undergraduate students. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and teach courses throughout the CS curriculum. Our CS program is thriving and the successful candidate will have a key role as one of its leaders.



As part of the newly minted Paul Rady School of Computer Science and Engineering, the computer science program at Western recently moved into a brand new, state-of-the-art building. Additionally, the new tenure track CS professor will be integral in working within the new CU-Western Partnership, a 2-2 program that allows Western students to complete a computer science degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder while living in Gunnison and attending upper-level CU courses (taught by CU faculty) on Western’s campus.



Western’s Computer Science program has over 100 majors, a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum, and three full-time faculty members. The department culture is very supportive of innovative teaching styles, undergraduate research, and a healthy work-life balance. For more information about the program, please visit our website at http://www.western.edu/academics/undergraduate/computer-science.

Duties: Teaching responsibilities include 12 undergraduate credits per semester across the breadth of computer science; Western CS faculty are expected to teach a variety of courses depending on interest and expertise, including (but not limited to): introductory programming, data structures, databases, web development, software engineering, computer architecture, systems, networking, algorithms, mobile app development, embedded systems, programming languages, etc. The position also requires advising, ongoing professional development, participation in administration of the discipline, and university service.



Qualifications: Applicants must hold or be close to completing a doctorate in Computer Science or related field. Candidates must possess strong communication skills, a commitment to undergraduate education, and to working directly with students. Applicants with significant and broad teaching experience are especially encouraged to apply. Collegiality is characteristic of the department and will be sought in the successful candidate.



Additional Application Information: Salary: $70,000-$90,000 annually. Dependent upon experience and qualifications.



Start date: August 2022



Apply online at http://www.western.edu/jobs. Required attachments to the application include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement addressing overall approach and particular areas of interest and expertise, and a copy of transcripts.



Three letters of recommendation are also required and these must be submitted via email to Ms. Lainy Sorensen: lsorensen@western.edu.



Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required prior to issuing contract.



Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.



Western is a residential, four-year public university with an enrollment of 3,000 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized education with the liberal arts as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides professional flexibility that values experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches. Western supports diversity, equity, and inclusivity of all types including ability (physical, mental), social class, racial/ethnic, linguistic, religion, sexual orientation, age, experience, gender, and cultural. Please see our diversity statement, and our DEII Committee charge. The university is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison valley provides significant year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Professionals have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit http://www.western.edu to learn more about Western.



Western Colorado University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus.





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