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Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Apply now Job No: 19434
Department: Computer Science
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Computing

University Required Statement:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

Michigan Technological University’s Department of Computer Science (CS) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate should be able to teach across the CS curriculum beginning August 2020. CS is part of the newly launched College of Computing. The college places a strong emphasis on balancing effective teaching with cutting-edge research, outreach, and service. Candidates for the position are expected to demonstrate potential for excellence in independent research, outstanding potential in teaching, and the ability to contribute meaningful service to the department, university and the professional community.
Michigan Tech is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all individuals.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

The successful candidate will collaboratively and independently develop and secure external funding for research, develop and teach undergraduate/graduate classes and laboratories, create innovative instructional materials and learning experiences, establish and sustain a record of scholarly achievement, advise graduate students, commit to creating an inclusive environment for students and colleagues, contribute to program assessment and accreditation activities, and other departmental service.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a closely related area. All but dissertation (ABD) applicants should have an earned PhD by Fall of 2020.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

The successful applicant should have a record of scholarship and be able to draw from relevant experiences to teach a variety of courses across the computer science curriculum.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Established collaborations, research or teaching experience in any computer science subfield.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

Applicants must also have: (1) strong oral and written communication, computer and presentation skills; (2) effective and engaging teaching; and (3) passion to conduct research with students and develop partnerships with industry/other.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Versatility and technical expertise to teach fundamental courses as well as advanced CS courses to diverse students.

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills

 

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

Required Departmental Training: 

  • Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.
    Required University Training:
    • Employee Safety Overview
    • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
    • Annual Data Security Training
    Background Check:
    Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Title of Position Supervisor

Department Chair

Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 15, 2019 will receive full consideration. Applications should be submitted online at http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/8535. To learn more about the opportunity, please contact the Department Chair, Dr. Linda Ott, at linda@mtu.edu or (906) 487‐2209.


Interested individuals should submit a cover letter indicating interest in the position, available start date, and a description of experience for the qualifications listed above; a detailed CV/resume; research plan; teaching philosophy statement; and a diversity and inclusion statement: Our students and faculty are increasingly diverse. We are looking for candidates who actively cultivate inclusive environments in research, teaching, and service spaces that support contributions from all individuals. Please explain how you have done this in the past and/or how you will implement this in the future.
Applicants will be asked for the contact information for three reference providers.

Additional Information

The Department has 20 faculty, 500 undergraduate students in two degree programs (Computer Science and Software Engineering) and 70 students in Computer Science (MS and PhD) and Cybersecurity (MS) programs. Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university with 7,100 students in 400 faculty located in Houghton, Michigan, in the scenic Upper Peninsula on the south shore of Lake Superior. The area provides a unique setting where natural beauty, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around the world come together to share superb living and learning experiences.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, and has twice received National Science Foundation funds in support of efforts to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals.

Michigan Tech actively supports dual-career partners to retain a quality workforce. Candidates are invited to bring a guest to an on-campus interview and we offer career exploration advice and assistance finding positions at the University and in the local community https://www.mtu.edu/provost/programs/partner-engagement.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Michigan Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format should contact Human Resources at mtujobs@mtu.edu or (906) 487-2280.


Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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