Visiting Instructor - Department of Information Technology

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Jun 22, 2021
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems

Job Description

Visiting Instructor —Search #12090 (2 positions)
Department of Information Technology
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing

The Department of Information Technology (IT) in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for the position of Visiting Instructor for the 2021-22 academic year. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, The Department of Information Technology offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), and an undergraduate Cyber Security Certificate. Additionally, the department also offers an online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program (BIT Online). Among these programs, the BSIT program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET. Furthermore, the cybersecurity specialization is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program by the National Security Agency.

Position Description The desired areas of specialization for the position include teaching IT system design and implementation, IT issues and management, Python programming, database, or computer networks. Reporting to the Department Chair, visiting instructors normally teach 15 credit hours per semester and hold regular office hours. All visiting positions are non-tenure track. The appointment is for Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 with the possibility of a one-year extension based upon funding availability and satisfactory performance. The extension year would be a terminal year, without exception.

Required Qualifications:
An earned master's in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a closely related field by August 1, 2021 with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a closely related field
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development
Authorization to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
Terminal degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a closely related field is required by August 1, 2021
Experience with online instruction at the university level
Relevant industry/professional experience

Screening of applications will begin June 28, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2021. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; copies of unofficial graduate transcripts; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications should be sent to:

Lei Chen, Search Chair, Search #12090
Georgia Southern University
Telephone: 912-478-4848

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