Overview

The Department of Computer Information Technology (CIT) at Dixie State University (DSU) in St. George, Utah invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in Computer Science to begin either January 1 or July 1, 2018.

The CIT department houses degree options for students in the fields of computer science, information technology, digital design, software development, and web development. Additional information about the department, faculty, and program offerings can be found online at http://cit.dixie.edu/.

Responsibilities

  • Teach 24 credit hours of lower and/or upper division courses per academic years plus the equivalent of three credit hours or more in institutional service as defined by the College of Science & Technology
  • Develop and teach courses in support of the Computer & Information Technology (CIT) Department with specialization in the Computer Science curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Work with Department Chair, Dean, and other faculty in the CIT department on curriculum and program development
  • Perform defined campus-wide duties, including holding office hours, attendance at department and division meetings, service on committees, outreach programs, and other responsibilities as defined by university policy
  • Collaborate on outreach programs to expand computer science education to K-12 students, university students in non-technical majors, and other communities that benefit from leadership at the university level
  • Assist in hiring, mentoring, supervising, and assisting adjunct instructors

Qualifications

  • A PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field required
  • Successful teaching experience at the college or university level, ideally with experience using active learning models of instruction, required
  • Ability to develop innovative curriculum and appropriate course content for face-to-face, flipped, hybrid, and online instruction; willingness to teach evening and summer courses when needed
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with other faculty, staff, and students and contribute to a collegial environment. Candidates should respect students and colleagues from all backgrounds and should be an advocate for women, people of color, and other groups underrepresented in technology.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students, staff, and colleagues orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to continually learn new skills, tools, and practices that are adopted by the professional and academic communities
  • Experience with data science, machine learning, open source development, cloud application development, and other high-demand topics preferred

Supplemental Information
Contract: Full-time (9 month) tenure-track faculty position. Position begins spring semester (January 2018), with an option to delay starting until fall semester (July 2018). Annual salary of $62,000+, depending on qualifications & experience; additional compensation available for summer/overload teaching. Excellent benefits package included.

About the University: Dixie State University is an open-enrollment institution committed to student access, affordability and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of “active learning.active life” and we seek faculty committed to providing students with an active learning environment. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world class outdoor recreational opportunities. The University’s Strategic Plan calls for significant expansion into new degree programs and an increase of student enrollment to 12,500 students over the next four years.

DSU seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientation and gender expressions.

Electronic Application Procedures:  Position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), unofficial transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (approximately one page, single-spaced) about their teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population. Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.