Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems (Tenure Eligible)

  • McLennan Community College
  • 1400 College Drive, Waco, TX, USA
  • Feb 21, 2020
Full time   Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems

Job Description


Communications: We will be open and courageous in our communication with students and with one another. We will communicate decisions and the reasons for them.  Excellence: We will strive for excellence in all that we do. We will actively plan for the future, seeking new and innovative ways to accomplish our mission.  Inclusiveness: We will seek to appreciate and understand our students and each other, actively seeking different viewpoints. We will work to create a welcoming environment where our diverse community of students and employees learn, teach, and work together.  Integrity: We will work with the highest level of integrity, taking responsibility for all of our actions. We will tell the truth and seek to be fair in our decision-making and actions.  People: We will be honest, humble, respectful, and gracious to our students and to each other. We best serve our students, colleagues, and community when we work as a team.


Instruct courses in computer information systems. Faculty are expected to accept courses as assigned which could include non-traditional venues, such as evening, weekend, dual credit, blended, and/or online courses. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: student advising, recruitment, maintaining office hours, participating in college committees, promoting and supporting student extra-curricular activities, participation in the mentor/mentee program, participating in professional development, participating in the faculty evaluation program, working across departments to develop student communication, computation, and problem-solving skills. Plan, supervise and evaluate students in internships as well as regular course work.  This position reports to the Program Director, Computer Information Systems, and exercises no supervision. NOTE: This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.

SELECTION CRITERIA: *Attach a brief statement addressing how you acquired each of the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities through your education, personal experience, or previous employment:  Knowledge of: 1. Subject Matter; 2. Professional Development; 3. Trends of the computer industry as they relate to the work world; 4. Trends in teaching/learning theory as they apply to computer information systems; Ability to: 5. Teach at the post-secondary level; 6. Use technology in support of instruction; 7. Evaluate student performance; 8. Promote and support related extra-curricular activities; 9. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; 10. To train others; 11. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


Physical Effort: Restricted: Sustained posture or intense attentiveness for prolonged periods. Light lifting (less than 30 lbs.), some walking, pushing, and pulling on a regular basis. Work Environment: Minimal Hazard/Exposure: Standard office setting. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort.


Health insurance, retirement plan, personal leave, sick leave, and holidays. Eligible employees and dependents may take college courses tuition free. Participation in Medicare Part A, but not Social Security (FICA).

Preferred and Required Qualifications


Education:    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Networking, Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, or related major from an accredited college or university. Continued employment contingent upon successful completion of Master’s Degree in related field within two years of employment.

Experience:  Minimum of three years of industry work experience in network administration, cyber related areas, computer science, computer information systems, or information assurance.


Education:   Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Networking, Information Assurance, or Cybersecurity from an accredited college or university with industry certifications in Network+, Security+ or CCNA.

Experience: Experience programming in Python and C++. Teaching experience to include distance education and post-secondary.

Application Details


Interested and qualified applicants should submit application materials to: NOTE:  Finalists may be asked to participate in a teaching demonstration. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit


  • MCC Employment Application
  • Resume
  • KSA Statement (See Selection Criteria)
  • Copies of College Transcripts

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Application Deadline

Position open until filled.