The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at Augsburg University invites applications for a full-time, one-year, non-tenure-track position in the computer science program to begin August 15, 2018.
The computer science program stresses active learning and cooperates closely with other disciplines such as Mathematics, Statistics, Business, and the Sciences housed in our newest building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion. We work with local businesses and nonprofit organizations on projects. Our students regularly engage in research with our faculty and present at regional and national conferences. See http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/ for more information about faculty/student research opportunities and programs. Our location in Minneapolis allows for engagement and fruitful collaboration with computer scientists at the many colleges and universities in the Twin Cities as well as local research labs and industry which includes many Fortune 500 companies.
Interested candidates should have primary teaching and research interests in computer science, especially, but not limited to, software engineering, database design, information systems, or data science. Preference will be given to teacher-scholars who are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and contributing, through teaching, service, and research, to a richly diverse community of learners. Teaching load is three courses per semester and includes both introductory and advanced classes. Additional responsibilities include student advising, engaging in service activities within the department, the University, and the profession. Production of peer-reviewed scholarship is required for tenure.
A PhD or master's degree in Computer Science or closely related area is required by start date. Candidates with a PhD or master's degree in another area will also be considered if they have either 18 graduate credits in computer science, extensive experience teaching computer science, or significant work or research experience in computing. A PhD is required for the rank of Assistant Professor. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the search is concluded.
Among the distinctive features of the University are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitment to the local neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education, the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.
Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Namibia.
Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.
To apply for this position, go to http://www.augsburg.edu/hr/ and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, list of courses taught (or teaching-related experiences), teaching philosophy, and research statement (if appropriate). As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of two professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Your cover letter should include a statement of:
Commitment to teaching computer science at the undergraduate level;
Interest in Augsburg University or its location in the Twin Cities, and
Expertise or experience with software engineering, database design, information systems, or data science, if any.