The Assistant/Associate Professor of Data Analytics and Computer Information Systems engages students with an effective teaching style, incorporating work experience and a Christian worldview. The professor will teach on campus 100-500 level courses, including courses in Data Analytics and Data Base Administration. Faculty at CCU teach Monday-Thursday and enjoy about 50% of their Fridays free of obligations as well as have minimal summer duties. This full-time on-campus position starts fall semester 2022.
About the Job
The primary responsibility of the Assistant/Associate Professor of Data Analytics and Computer Information Systems is to engage students in the College of Undergraduate Studies with a meaningful and effective teaching style, to include showing dedication for student learning and incorporating the Christian faith and worldview. The successful candidate must also stay apprised of developments in their field of study and are encouraged to own their own businesses that operate around their teaching schedules because the School of Business and Leadership (SBL) operates a practitioner-professor model. The faculty member may teach 100- through 500-level courses within the fields of Data Analytics, Computer Information Systems, and general business. Other duties include assisting the Dean of SBL in program and course development as well as collaboratively participating in assigned meetings and other duties. Faculty rank will be determined based on the qualifications and experience of the finalist selected. This position starts fall 2022 semester.
Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. The fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.
Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914. CCU's motto is--grace and truth. This motto comes from John 1.14: "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth." (ESV)
CCU's mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.
Colorado Christian University cultivates knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars, with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement with the world. We envision graduates who think critically and creatively, lead with high ethical and professional standards, embody the character and compassion of Jesus Christ, treasure the gospel, and who thereby are prepared to impact the world in their callings.
CCU embraces an educational model that was present at the foundation of many of the great western and American universities. It is made up of three pillars-competence, character, and Christ-centered faith. Secular universities have abandoned two of those pillars. We think this is a major oversight that eventually undermines education. Furthermore, we believe this classical educational model is both life-giving and greatly needed in our time.
A leader in higher education, CCU has been consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. CCU has had ten consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the five fastest-growing master's granting universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
CCU offers more than 200 degree program options for traditional and adult students through its two colleges--the College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 9,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.
What is most appealing about working at CCU?
- Faith friendly: CCU's culture is unique to higher education. Where else can you pursue academic excellence yet read the Holy Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and work to impact our culture in support of Christian values?
- Convictionally Christian: As a university, we have an enduring commitment to Christ, his kingdom and the truth of God's Word.
- Live out your calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and teammates, while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of helping students discover their callings and preparing them for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, education, and other professions, as a key part of our University's Strategic Priorities.
We're looking for candidates who have:
- A terminal (doctoral level degree) in a related business field from an accredited college/university is preferred, while a master's degree in the discipline is required.
- Three or more years of successful teaching experience in a college or university is preferred, with a proven track record of student learning and engagement through previous classroom evaluations by students or faculty administration.
- Demonstrated superior oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
- Passion for Christ-centered higher education and dedication to the integration of faith and learning in the business fields. Deeply committed to student success.
- Proficiency in appropriate Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and able to use appropriate software/technology such as a collegiate learning management system (LMS) in the learning environment.
- A commitment to learning new ideas for classroom presentations and dynamic class interactions to engage student learning in a meaningful way.
- Three or more years of experience in your field is preferred, as is owning your own business.
Key Job Duties
- Contribute to CCU's mission: Go beyond the classroom through activities such as committee work or leadership of CCU2theWorld mission trips. Each faculty member is expected to work effectively and positively with administrators, other faculty colleagues, and support staff to establish and maintain effective positive working relationships as well as exemplary academics, personal spiritual growth, and engagement with the world.
- Advocate for CCU's mission, traditional Christian beliefs, and the Strategic Priorities.
- Teach assigned undergraduate courses in accord with all standard policies and procedures within the School of Business and Leadership using a variety of best-practice teaching and learning strategies, including classroom and online technology, to enhance instruction. The standard teaching load is 24 credit hours of undergraduate courses per year (four courses per semester).
- Develop, implement, evaluate, and revise assigned course curriculum, teaching-learning practices, and assessment of program and student learning outcomes related to knowledge and competency.
- Advise and mentor SBL students as well as maintain established office hours and be available to individual students for formal consultations and informal mentoring.
- SBL professors are all "Practitioner Professors" and each must demonstrate strong prior and ongoing experience in the general field of business. SBL faculty members are expected to engage in professional organization activities and scholarly work including, but not limited to, publications and presentations. Please include non-academic employment and any owned businesses on your resume for preferred consideration.
- Provide strategic thinking in fulfilling the goals of the College of Undergraduate Studies, (CUS) SBL in support of the University Strategic Priorities as well as communicate effectively with the University community, ministry partners, corporate partners, and general audiences. Strong participation in faculty, committee, or other meetings is an integral part of this position.
- Contribute to the development of a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars within SBL and the College of Undergraduate Studies. Faculty members are expected to continue to grow in their commitment to and effectiveness in the integration of Christian faith and learning and provide effective servant/shepherd leadership among faculty, staff, students, and administrators.
- Collaborate with the Dean of the School of Business and Leadership with other duties as assigned.
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee may work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends. Regular public presentations to students, parents, and external constituents required. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends.
What we offer our employees:
We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages to all employees. Our benefit package includes: a tuition waiver program, excellent healthcare, generous paid time off, matching 403(b) retirement plan, and additional organizational paid benefits and voluntary benefit offerings. Faculty pay will be assigned by rank at a range of $55,000-$75,000. Pay is assigned by reviewing a combination of job-related factors that may include: internal/external pay equity, the salary structure/pay grade, or a candidate's qualifications/experience for the job. A wage range posted is not a guarantee of a specific wage and CCU reserves the right to make pay decisions based on economic and equity considerations. CCU does not determine pay based on sex or any other protected status. Pay and benefits will be discussed in more detail as candidates progress through the interview process.
- Committed follower of Jesus Christ, who believes there is no salvation apart from faith in his atonement on the cross, by grace alone becoming "born again" thus beginning a personal relationship with Christ, the Son of God.
- Able to effectively communicate personal faith and apply biblical principles and convictions in the workplace. Must have a strong sense of calling to the ministry of Colorado Christian University.
- Regularly attend and be engaged in meaningful involvement in a Bible-believing evangelical local church. Knowledgeable about the Word of God and passionate about Christian education.
- Must be a traditional evangelical Christian whose lifestyle is in consonance with sound Christian principles, is compatible with CCU's Statement of Faith, and is in agreement with the Strategic Priorities promulgated by the University.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Colorado Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status. CCU is committed to an environment free from discrimination and harassment and calls on every member of the university community to be vigilant in deterring and reporting all violations. CCU does reserve the right to exercise preference on the basis of religion in all of its employment practices. All employees who work at CCU must demonstrate a spiritual testimony consistent with our evangelical mission and follow our lifestyle expectations.
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