Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Updated: about 2 hours ago
Location: Decatur, ILLINOIS
Deadline: 15 Oct 2019
The Department of Mathematics and Computational Sciences at Millikin University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computer Science to commence on August 1, 2020. The initial appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, though appointment at a higher rank commensurate with experience is possible. The successful candidate for this position will take a leading role in our evolving computer science major.

A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related discipline conferred before August 2020 is required for a tenure-track position. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching computer science is required. The successful applicant must maintain a program of active scholarship and supervise research projects by undergraduate students. Duties include a 12-hour teaching load per semester, advising students, and committee responsibilities. Course load may include introductory programming, operating systems, computer organization and architecture, parallel and distributed processing, and advanced courses in computer science.

Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 2,100 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning - a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation (https://www.millikin.edu/performance). Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world.

Millikin’s Department of Mathematics and Computational Sciences offers majors in mathematics, mathematics with actuarial science, data science, mathematics education (secondary certification), and computer science, as well as dual-degree partnerships in civil engineering and mechanical engineering. The Department has approximately 60 students majoring across our offerings. Over the past decade, 100% of our majors have secured employment or entered graduate school within six months after graduation. The Department teaches many courses in support of the University's general education program and in support of the Tabor School of Business. Information about the Department, including descriptions of courses offered, can be found at the website: https://www.millikin.edu/mathematics.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a teaching dossier or equivalent documentation that outlines their teaching experience and effectiveness, and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent. Application review will begin October 15, 2019. Application materials must be submitted electronically at http://www.millikin.edu/employment. Any questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Stickles at jstickles@millikin.edu. Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.

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