Assistant OR Associate Professor, School of Computer Science & Information Systems

  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Maryville, Missouri, USA
  • Nov 10, 2022
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems

Job Description



PRIMARY DUTY: A tenure-track faculty position in the School of Computer Science and Information Systems at the Assistant/Associate Professor level with the expectation to teach summer courses, when needed, for additional compensation.


1.       Broad background in Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, or Computer Science with the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in data analysis, cybersecurity, object-oriented programming, networking and security, systems analysis and design, database principles, and various other special topics in the field

2.       Participate in the School activities including curriculum development and service activities

3.       Conduct applied research in these areas

4.       Work as a team on teaching and School activities

5.       Deliver courses in traditional, as well as blended and online formats

6.       Perform other duties as assigned

WORKING CONDITIONS: Typical classroom and office conditions with student focused office hours required; course management system supplementing face-to-face classes and online courses are also required             

EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Canvas Learning Management Systems, Interactive SMART Boards, iPads, laptop computers, document cameras, and emerging technologies

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to complete classroom functions and lift up to 20 pounds

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri, 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri, and 110 miles southeast of Omaha, Nebraska. For more information visit the city’s website at

UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of about 8,000 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location at the Northland Innovation Center and through Northwest Online.

Founded in 1905, Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.

The University is a national model for student success and career placement. In addition, 98 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and nearly 100 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data.

Furthermore, its vibrant and diverse learning community offers more than 150 student organizations, and textbooks and a laptop are included in tuition, which is among the lowest in the nation, saving students an estimated $6,800 over four years. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. Designated the Missouri Arboretum, the Northwest campus was named one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”

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SCHOOL: The School of Computer Science and Information Systems has approximately 270 undergraduate majors, 200 graduate students and 18 full-time faculty members with seven comprehensive undergraduate programs: Business Education, Business Technology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science with an emphasis in Computer Science, Digital Media – Computer Science, and Management Information Systems. There are two graduate programs: M.S. Applied Computer Science and M.S. Information Systems. Courses are taught in a variety of formats, encouraging an active learning instructional paradigm. For more information see the School website at  

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of Applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

DATE AVAILABLE: August 1, 2023             


Preferred and Required Qualifications


Education: Doctoral degree in Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, or related field; ABD candidates will be considered   

Experience: Two years of experience teaching in higher education at a regionally accredited institution

Skills: Ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses within the School, along with the ability to conduce requisite research and service consistent with University practices

Application Details

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit the application materials below in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email for more information. 

APPLICATION MATERIALS:  Letter of application describing your teaching experience and your suitability for this information systems position, current resume, copies of teaching evaluation reports, copies of transcripts, and the contact information of three current references

        Search Committee
        Northwest Missouri State University
        School of Computer Science & Information Systems
        800 University Drive
        Maryville, MO  64468
        Phone: 660-562-1734


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