California Lutheran University — Assistant Professor – Computer Science (Traditional Undergraduate)

Assistant Professor – Computer Science (Traditional Undergraduate)

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

University Background:
The mission of California Lutheran University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice. Founded in 1959 in beautiful Ventura County, the university has an enrollment of about 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students who come from across the nation and around the world from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures and faiths. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Lutheran is looking for candidates with a dedication to and success in working in diverse communities. The university is committed to an inclusive learning and work environment that values individual differences and respects each person’s dignity.

Basic Function:
California Lutheran University (Cal Lutheran) Computer Science Department is seeking a tenure-track 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. Research experience in database management systems and/or computer security are a plus. 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).

The successful candidate will: (1) be proficient at teaching diverse undergraduates, (2) have an active scholarship and publication record, and (3) participate in service at the department, division, and university level. The typical teaching load is three courses each semester.

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), 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. The Department has had strong growth in the number of students in these programs. 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 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. Additionally students are successful in securing employment in Southern California's dynamic technology-heavy industries.

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, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field is required for this position. An ABD can be accepted at hiring, but an ABD candidate would be hired at the Instructor level with advancement to the rank of Assistant Professor upon successful completion of the Ph.D.

Preferred Qualifications:

Licenses and Other Requirements:
None

Physical Abilities:

Working Environment:
Indoor classroom environment; subject to visiting a variety of classroom sites on campus.

Posting Number: Faculty000492020
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date: 08/22/2022
Position End Date:
Open Date: 09/29/2021
Close Date: 10/25/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Application Procedure/Special Instructions:

To apply, visit https://careers.callutheran.edu/postings/8026

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.

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