Non-TT Faculty Position in Computer Science Fall 2020, School of Science and Mathematics

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NonTT Faculty Position in Computer Science Fall 2020
Truman State University

Position: The Department of Computer Science at Truman State University has one full-time, renewable, non-tenure track appointment beginning August 2020. This position is ideal for candidates who want to build a record of teaching in a liberal arts environment.
Responsibilities: A successful candidate will primarily provide classroom instruction in computer science courses for majors and non-majors. There are also opportunities for teaching interdisciplinary courses in support of Truman’s liberal arts mission.
Required Qualifications:  M.S. in Computer Science or closely related field (such as Computer Engineering or Software Engineering).   Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field is preferred.

Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Academic qualifications
  • Teaching philosophy, experience, and background
  • Commitment to student development in the liberal arts and sciences
  • Evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Compatibility with the department’s needs

Salary:  Salary is commensurate with experience. Truman offers an attractive benefits package including life, health, and disability insurance. Renewal of position is based on annual performance review and departmental needs and funding.

Program: The Department of Computer Science, a unit of the School of Science and Mathematics, has seven full-time faculty members and approximately 250 undergraduate majors. The department offers the BS in computer science, as well as Minors in computer science and information, while interdisciplinary minors in mathematical biology and cognitive science are actively supported by the department’s faculty and course offerings. The department sponsors two active student organizations, a student chapter of the ACM and Tru Women in Computer Science (TWiCS). For more information about the Computer Science Department, please visit cs.truman.edu.

The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 6,000 students that make up its student body are well prepared for the academic rigors of a highly selective university. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience, and nearly half go on to graduate school or professional education within a year of earning a degree.  

Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes, and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report. The Washington Monthly has included Truman in the top ten of its master’s university rankings in each of the past seven years. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgements, visit truman.edu/about.

The Community: Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to Truman, it is home to A.T. Still University, the world’s first osteopathic medical school, as well as a dental school and a community college. The Kirksville School District is among the best in the state, and the community takes pride in several annual events including the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, the Scottish Highland Games and the Red, White and Blue Festival, among many more. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park, with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Due to its location, Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville regional airport to St. Louis allow for quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at kirksvillechamber.com.  

Application:  The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of applications is preferred and the process can be completed at http://employment.truman.edu/.  Application materials may also be submitted to hrstaff@truman.edu or by mail to Truman State University, Office of Human Resources, 100 E. Normal MC 101, Kirksville, MO 63501.  Completed applications must include a letter of application that clearly addresses the qualifications and points of evaluation listed above; statement of teaching philosophy; current curriculum vitae; one recent letter of recommendation; the names and contact information of three references; and official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate college transcripts.

Review of applications will begin on February 7, 2020 after the initial posting of the advertisement and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Truman is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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