Assistant Professor in Computer Science

  • University of South Carolina Beaufort
  • 1 University Boulevard, Bluffton, SC, USA
  • Feb 06, 2020
Full time   Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

If you answer YES to the questions below, then we at USCB would love to hear from you!

  • Would you like to be a part of a public university where the tenure process emphasizes quality and impact of teaching in addition to research and service?
  • Are you committed to excellence in teaching, innovation in experiential learning, and the promotion of diversity and inclusion in computing education?
  • Would you like to join a growing community of computing teacher-scholars who are not restrained by traditional boundaries between disciplines?
  • Do you find professional fulfillment in teaching and mentoring first generation college students, many of them from backgrounds traditionally underserved in computing?
  • Would you thrive at an institute of higher learning that embraces its mission of serving its community?
  • Are you energized by the prospect of helping to shape the future of a brand-new master’s degree program in Computational Science—the first of its kind in South Carolina?
  • Would you like to live and work in one of the most desirable areas of the United States, where it’s sunny almost every day, the beach is minutes away, and you’re just a short drive from Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia, both of which are included among the top 5 “Best Cities in the United States for 2019” according to Travel & Leisure magazine?

The Department of Computer Science at the University of South Carolina Beaufort (www.uscb.edu/cs) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2020. Candidates are expected to have an earned doctorate in Computer Science, Computational Science, Information Science & Technology, or a closely related field; however, ABDs may be considered with evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed by the beginning date of employment.

Successful candidates must be chiefly committed to excellence in teaching. Teaching assignments may include both undergraduate and graduate courses in Computer Science, Computational Science, and Information Science & Technology. Engineering applicants may also be assigned undergraduate engineering courses. To be considered for the position, applicants are required to have earned at least 18 (eighteen) credit hours in graduate coursework in Computer Science and/or a closely related field. Candidates who are willing and able to participate in multi-disciplinary computational research with potential applicability to materials science or engineering are especially encouraged to apply.

The expected teaching load in Computer Science is 9 credit hours per semester, and the new faculty members will receive partial course releases and summer research support from a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for the first two years. In addition to teaching and research, responsibilities include professional and university service.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Additional compensation for summer teaching is allowed on an as-needed basis.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates are expected to have an earned doctorate in Computer Science, Computational Science, Information Science & Technology, or a closely related field; however, ABDs may be considered with evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed by the beginning date of employment. Successful candidates are expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in Computer Science and Computational Science. To be considered for the position, applicants are required to have earned at least 18 (eighteen) credit hours in graduate coursework in Computer Science and/or a closely related field.

Application Details

The application process is coordinated through the University of South Carolina Job Search website at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/search. The following are required.

  • a cover letter addressing your interest in teaching at USCB
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • a statement of research interest
  • copies of all graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable at this point in the process)
  • a writing sample (typically a journal article or conference paper)
  • Three letters of recommendation (with at least one letter addressing teaching) must be received before a campus interview.

Finalists will be asked to campus for a day-long series of interviews and instructional presentations. The three letters of recommendation (with at least one letter addressing teaching) must be received before a campus interview; letters must be signed and written on official letterhead.

Official transcripts will be required from candidates selected for employment. If you have questions about the USCJobs system, please contact USC Beaufort Human Resources at 843-208-8144 or the USC Office of Talent Acquisition at 803-777-3821.

 

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