California Lutheran University — Assistant Professor – Computer Science

Assistant Professor – Computer Science

Position Category: Faculty
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: .75
Location: Thousand Oaks

University Background:
Cal Lutheran has recently become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multi-cultural and multi-racial communities. Cal Lutheran is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate and 1,350 graduate students who come from 61 countries and represent a variety of faiths. Nearly half of Cal Lutheran students are international students or from underrepresented groups (approximately 25% Latino, 5% Asian American, 4% multiracial, and 3% African American), and over 30% of freshmen are first-generation students. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

Basic Function:
California Lutheran University (Cal Lutheran) Computer Science Department is seeking an Assistant Professor proficient in general topics of computer science including databases, security, software engineering, algorithms, operating systems, languages, networking, mobile computing, and electives in the candidate's specific area of interest. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual dedicated to teaching, collaborating with, and mentoring a diverse student body. Specifically, we seek someone with experience in meeting the needs of our growing Latina/o student body (currently representing over 32% of undergraduates). A doctorate in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field is required for this position.

The successful candidate will: (1) be proficient at teaching diverse undergraduate and working professionals, (2) have an active scholarship and publication record, and (3) participate in service at the department, division, and university level.

The Computer Science Department at California Lutheran University is a student-centered learning community that inspires innovation through close interactions between faculty and students in both classroom and research environments. We offer two degrees (Computer Science and Computer Information Systems), in two programs (Traditional Undergraduate and the Bachelor's Degree for Professionals), each backed by a strong curriculum that gives students the knowledge base they will need to attend graduate school or pursue employment in software engineering, scientific computing, information technology, and project management. We are seeking candidates with experience and skill in both the subject matter and in serving as a role model for African-American, Latino and/or Native American students. The successful candidate will have dedicated teaching responsibilities in both the Traditional Undergraduate department as well as in the Bachelor's Degree for Professionals program, and will serve as a formal liaison between the two areas.

The Natural Science Division at Cal Lutheran has excellent resources for supporting students including interdisciplinary studies and undergraduate research opportunities, both faculty and student led. Students are encouraged to pursue a minor in a complementary discipline. As a department, we assist our students in pursuing internships during the course of their studies as a means of gaining real world experience.

We have been successful in preparing students to attend prestigious graduate programs due to our focus on mentoring and training through independent research projects.

The Bachelor's Degree for Professionals Program is a student-centered learning community, designed to meet the educational needs of returning post-traditional adult learners. Courses are offered in an accelerated format in the evenings.

Under the direction of the Dean, Department Chair or Program Director, the Instructor is responsible for providing academic instruction to students for the assigned undergraduate and/or graduate courses. The Instructor is to serve as an academic advisor to students; serve on faculty or university committees; and engage in scholarly activities, and/or creative endeavors which contribute to the academic mission of the University, as outlined in the faculty handbook.

Representative Duties:
• Provide academic instruction to students through lecture, lab, or performance courses. Create assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings for development of cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students. E
• Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E
• Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum; prepare and submit grades, data, and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E
• Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
• Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising, service, and scholarly, professional and creative activities, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
• Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and University meetings. E
• Performs related duties as assigned.

E=Essential Duties

Knowledge Of:
• Current theory and practice within the subject discipline
• Principles and best practices of effective teaching
• Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment
• University curricula
• Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students
• Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data
• Modern computing technology
• Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress

Ability To:
• Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline
• Deliver course curricula in various learning styles
• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural,and ethnic background of University students
• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities
• Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
• Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
• Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline

Minimum Qualifications:
A doctorate in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field is required for this position. ABD is accepted and would be hired at the Instructor level.

Preferred Qualifications:

Licenses and Other Requirements:

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Posting Number: Faculty000132019
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date:
Open Date: 10/04/2019
Close Date: 11/30/2019
Open Until Filled: No

Application Procedure/Special Instructions:
Applications should include a complete
1. Cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission of Cal Lutheran and its designation as a HSI.
2. Curriculum vitae (CV)/ resume.
3. A brief statement of teaching philosophy, research interests and goals
4. Three letters of recommendation including at least one addressing teaching excellence (you will list reference names in application and the application system will email to ask for the letter)

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California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.