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Assistant Professor/Computer Science

Southern Oregon University

Last Updated: 11/18/21

Job Description


Assistant Professor/Computer Science

Southern Oregon University


Position Number: F00161

Position Summary:
The Southern Oregon University, (SOU) Division of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Computer Science program invites applications for a tenure track, 9-month, faculty position in Computer Science at the Assistant Professor level.

All specialties will receive full consideration, but we are especially interested in candidates with backgrounds in web development, mobile applications, cloud computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, big data, visualization and graphics, parallel and GPU accelerated computing, operating systems, networking and distributed systems, security, programming languages, and software engineering.

The program offers a well-rounded Computer Science degree that seeks to develop digital problem solvers equipped to meet the ever-changing technological needs of today's world. All faculty teach a variety of programming and core courses that provide students with a solid background in computer science with a focus on software development, algorithms, and data structures. Faculty also teach one or two electives in each of their areas of expertise. A diversity of expertise is sought to maintain a rich degree program that provides additional breadth and depth through elective offerings aligned with student interests and employer needs.

Faculty regularly teach three courses per quarter, advise 20-30 majors, work together on the day-to-day workings of the program, and participate in university governance. Faculty are expected to keep abreast of current trends and developments in computer science as well as maintain a modest research program, ideally one that involves students in one or more aspects of the faculty member's work.

Preference will be given to candidates who (1) show promise to attract and retain students interested in computer science, (2) have industry experience and can expand/deepen SOU's connections with the local tech industry, and/or (3) have demonstrated ability to successfully nurture interested students from a diverse student population (including a number of low income, first generation, and non-traditional students).

We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 2022 and the position will be open until filled with priority deadline of October 31. Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and fishing.



Minimum Qualifications:
• PhD in Software Engineering, Computer Science or closely related field from an accredited institution or ABD and able to complete doctorate while employed at SOU.
• Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the university level, normally documented by evidence of successfully teaching sufficient courses to equate to at least one year of full-time teaching.•Ability to teach a variety of programming and core computer science courses that provide students with a solid background in computer science with a focus on software development, algorithms, and data structures.• Documented evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly activities.


Preferred Qualification:
• Bachelors in Computer Science or closely related field from an accredited institution.• Ph.D. in Software Engineering, Computer Science or closely related field from an accredited institution.• Documented evidence of two or more years of successful higher education experience, including teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.
• Area of expertise that complement and enhance the program’s ability to provide a breadth and depth of elective offerings aligned with student interests and employer needs. • Candidates who have experience involving students in one or more aspects of their scholarly work. • Candidates who (1) show promise to attract and retain students interested in computer science, (2) have industry experience and can expand/deepen SOU’s connections with the local tech industry, and/or (3) have demonstrated ability to successfully nurture interested students from a diverse student population (including a number of low income, first generation, and non-traditional students).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Special Instructions to Applicants:
Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) teaching philosophy; and (4) at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please contact Human Resources for assistance.

For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at [Register to View]

To view SOU’s offers very generous benefits and pension programs available to eligible positions, please visit: https://inside.sou.edu/assets/hrs/Benefits/2021_Employee_Benefits_Overview.pdf
Our benefits package is an important complement to the offered salary and our Total Compensation Calculator, https://inside.sou.edu/hrs/comp-calc.html, demonstrates our value and commitment to our employee.


Special Conditions
•Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
•Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
•Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
•Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
-Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime
•The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.

Notice to Prospective Employees
Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”),requires that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.

An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the following link:
https://inside.sou.edu/assets/security/AnnualCrimeReportFinal.pdf. A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call [Register to View] , or email clerycoordinator@sou.edu.

All applicants must apply online at https://jobs.sou.edu/postings/9354.

Diversity Statement
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.





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