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Assistant Lecturer of Computer Science

Ball State University

Last Updated: 9/28/22

Job Description

The Ball State University Computer Science department is seeking to hire TWO one-year contract positions, to teach courses in the computer science major. Our newly updated curriculum will launch this Fall, and we are looking for two contract faculty to facilitate that expansion. Our department has 15 faculty dedicated to supporting our student’s growth from introductory computer science courses through our one-year capstone experience. Our newly updated curriculum focuses on building a solid foundational core in the first two years of instructions, followed by a choice of concentrations for the final semesters of instruction. Concentrations include: Web & Mobile App Development, Cybersecurity & Secure Software Design, Game Design & Development, Data Analytics & Machine Learning, and General Computer Science.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach 12 credit hours of Computer Sciences courses each term (Fall and Spring), in our primarily on-campus computer science program; occasional online courses may be assigned. Contribute materials to assessment activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in computer science, cybersecurity, data science, data analytics, or related field from an accredited university by date of appointment; effective written and oral communication skills; evidence of potential for excellence in pedagogical innovation.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching computer science introductory classes; additional experience teaching cybersecurity, data science, or upper-level computer science courses; experience with programming languages such as Python, and/or Java; additional knowledge in web application development, computer game design, cybersecurity, or applied data analytics; experience in online instruction.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/30408. Include the following documents with your application: curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to Jennifer Coy. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through April 29, 2022.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/Faculty

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.



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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...