Assistant Professor of Computer and Information
Science

About Arkansas Tech
Founded in
1909, Arkansas Tech is a state supported comprehensive institution,
maintaining regional accreditation from the Higher Learning
Commission (HLC) and classification as a Southern Regional
Education Board (SREB) level III institution. It is the
third-largest in the state with an enrollment close to 12,000
students. The Russellville campus, located in the scenic Arkansas
River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, is just one
hour from the capital city of Little Rock and boasts a charming
blend of historic and modern architecture, including beautiful
grounds and greenery.  Offering over 100 undergraduate degree
programs and more than 25 graduate degree programs across seven
academic colleges and two campuses, Arkansas Tech strives to
provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a
diverse community.  For more information about Arkansas Tech
University and the surrounding community, please visit our website
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resources.

Position Summary
There are
multiple openings for full-time, tenure-track positions in the
Department of Computer and Information Science that will support
the computer science, cybersecurity, and information technology
degree programs. The successful candidate(s) will teach
undergraduate courses in computer science, cybersecurity,
information technology, and related fields. Although candidates
with expertise in all areas of computer science are welcome to
apply, those capable of teaching core courses, such as data
structures in C++, operating systems, and computer organization,
advanced security courses, and computer networking are highly
desired. Additionally, being able to teach in-person, online and
hybrid is expected. Anticipated start date is August 2, 2021.

The Department of Computer and Information Science, located on
the Russellville campus, is the oldest department in the state
offering Computer Science and Information Systems Baccalaureate
degrees. The department delivers a Master of Science in Information
Technology degree, five Bachelor of Science degrees (Computer
Science, Computer Science Education, Cybersecurity, Information
Systems, and Information Technology), and two Associate degrees
(Applied Science in Cybersecurity and Applied Science in
Information Technology). The programs leading to the BS in Computer
Science and the BS in Information Systems are accredited by the
Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Essential Duties and
Responsibilities

  • Develop, teach and assess undergraduate and graduate
    courses
  • Engage students in high-impact learning
    practices
  • Provide impactful departmental, college, university,
    and professional service to the university, community and
    state
  • Effectively advise/mentor students at the undergraduate
    and graduate levels
  • Perform research that leads to publications in journals
    and conferences
  • Develop a sustainable scholarship program including
    seeking external funds to support the program

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to teach a variety of computer science, cybersecurity,
    and information technology courses
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

Minimum Requirements

Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in computer
science or a closely related field or if ABD the degree must be
awarded by December 31, 2021

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and
    service
  • Participation in community outreach
    programs
  • Experience in ABET accreditation
  • Industry experience in computing
  • Experience in online teaching
  • Evidence of or potential for fostering an inclusive
    environment for diverse populations
  • Record of research in quality journals and
    conferences
  • Record of obtaining external grants

 

Work Location, Environment, and Physical
Demands
Department of Computer and Information
Science, Russellville campus

What to Submit
Letter of
application that addresses the required and preferred
qualifications, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity
statement, research statement, contact information for three
professional references, and unofficial copies of all
transcripts

To be considered for the position of Assistant Professor of
Computer and Information Science, all applications must be received
and processed through our applicant tracking system Cornerstone
prior to the closing date on March 9, 2021 before 6:00 pm central
time.

Please go to https://atu.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=1&c=atu
to apply now.

These position are subject to a pre-employment criminal
background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending
adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence
of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background
check information will be used in a confidential,
non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal
law.

Arkansas Tech University is an AA/EOE employer committed to
attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment.