Assistant Prof Computer Sciences

Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL

ID: 7062480
Posted: November 25, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves over 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.



Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.




Job Description:
APPOINTMENT: Tenure-track appointment beginning August 2020



RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will teach courses in their area of expertise plus additional Computer Science, Cyber Security, and/or Information Systems courses.



RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.




Requirements:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD in Computer Science, Information Systems, or closely related field. Although preference is given to candidates with a completed PhD by the appointment start date, ABDs in Computer Science or Information Systems will be considered. ABDs who have not completed the PhD within one year from their start date will receive a terminal contract.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: All those who satisfy the required qualifications are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a willingness and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science. Preference may be given to candidates with research or teaching backgrounds in enterprise network/systems/database management, project management, or systems analysis. Candidates should also demonstrate a willingness to develop and deliver innovative courses.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.




Additional Information:
THE DEPARTMENT: The School of Computer Sciences offers a B.S. and a M.S. in Computer Science, a B.S. in Information Systems, and a B.S. in Cyber Security. The faculty of 20 members serves approximately 250 undergraduate majors and 125 graduate majors. For additional information about the school, please see: http://www.wiu.edu/computersciences



THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.



More than 66 undergraduate degree programs, nearly 40 graduate programs and two doctoral programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation. Outside the classroom at Western, concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more are performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, as well as a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.



The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.



WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,432): A traditional, residential four-year campus with offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).



 

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