The Department of Computer Science is seeking applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position to start Fall 2023. The faculty member will teach a full load (12 credits) of courses during the Fall and Spring semesters. The courses to be taught include lower- and upper-division undergraduate courses and graduate courses in computer science with options for paid overload, including during the summer session. Classes include face-to-face as well as online delivery.
FHSU and the Department of Computer Science is committed to building an environment that is inclusive and representative of our students and state, so we encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
Qualified candidates should submit a single PDF containing
- Cover letter
- Statement of teaching philosophy that addresses the candidate’s range of coding and software language skills along with their capacity to teach various courses
- A statement (150 words max) describing the candidate’s experiences working with students and staff from diverse backgrounds and explaining how the candidate’s experiences have reflected and formed their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Contact information for three professional references
- Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution (ABD will be considered)
- Demonstrated effectiveness teaching in higher-education in the field of computer science
- Evidence of success with online teaching and course development
- Evidence of success mentoring students (academic and research)
- Demonstrated record of scholarship
RANK: Assistant Professor
APPOINTMENT DATE: August 2023
Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
- Teaching lecture courses in computer science
- Academic and research mentoring
- Departmental service
- Scholarly research
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Dr. Keith Dreiling
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
The rapidly growing Department of Computer Science currently includes four full-time faculty and two professional academic advisors. As part of the FHSU Strategic Plan, the Department plans to hire two additional tenure-track faculty to increase the faculty count by 50% in 2023 in concert with the launch of a new M.S. degree program. The Department is located in a newly renovated space in Rarick Hall alongside the Department of Mathematics.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE:
The Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics was formed in 2015 by bringing together the departments of Agriculture, Applied Technology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics. The college includes approximately 70 full-time faculty, 1800 undergraduate majors, and 50+ graduate students. It also makes significant contributions to the university’s General Education program and to the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science, which is an early-college program for high-achieving high-school students. Undergraduate students participate in technical, classroom, field, and lab experiences that many schools would reserve for graduate students. Our academic programs are innovative and our facilities are outstanding. The Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics teachers embrace a one-on-one teaching and mentoring philosophy and provide robust research opportunities for our students.
Community of Hays
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.
Notice of Non-discrimination: Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.
Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.
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