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Lecturer in Computer Science

Company:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Job Location:
Denver, 80217-3362
Category:
Computer Science
Type:
Full-Time
Location: Denver, Colorado
Department
Computer Science

Position Summary

The Department of Computer Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking applications for a one-year, full-time lecturer position in Computer Science starting Fall 2024. The Department of Computer Sciences is focused upon providing an outstanding learning environment for our undergraduate students. Therefore, a commitment to high-quality teaching and student success is paramount.  For more information on the department, please visit: https://www.msudenver.edu/computer-sciences/.

MSU Denver enrolls over 17,000 students, where nearly 60% are first generation and over 55% are students of color. Located in downtown Denver, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), an INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award winner for 10 consecutive years, and the only Seal of Excelencia certified institution in Colorado. As the third largest institution of higher education in Colorado and the only institution with an open access mission, MSU Denver is a model university for today's college students. The University serves the most diverse undergraduate student population in the state, as well as the most first-generation students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students. MSU Denver is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented and historically minoritized groups.

Responsibilities 

This position is primarily a teaching position, requiring a 15-credit hour load per semester.
  • Teaching involves activities that impart knowledge and critical thinking skills to students. It includes preparing for courses assigned, assessing student progress, conducting curricular review, and supporting accreditation-required activities.
  • This position includes advising, which involves activities specifically directed to assist students in choosing a degree program and career options, completing their degree, obtaining employment or graduate school placement, and keeping informed of university policies.
Required Qualifications 
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science or a closely-related field
Preferred Qualifications 
  • Three years of college teaching experience
  • Demonstrated commitment and effectiveness in teaching and learning
  • Earned doctoral degree or evidence of currently pursuing a doctoral degree
  • Experience working with, and sensitivity to, the needs of a diverse, urban student population including (but not limited to) students of color, LBGTQIA students, students from disadvantaged backgrounds, first-generation students, students with disabilities, undocumented students, non-traditional students, student veterans, and English-language learners
Salary for Announcement

The salary range for this position is $68,000 - $78,000 at Lecturer level. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training.

MSU Denver offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit, free RTD pass, and more. For a brief overview of these options, please visit our Benefits section.

Instruction to Apply

Complete applications received by March 24, 2024 at 11:59 PM MST will receive full consideration, however applications will be accepted after this date until the position is filled. Interested applicants must apply online at MSU Denver's career site, https://msudenver.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/MSUDenver and search for JR102118.

In order for an applicant to be considered for the position, the applicant must have a complete file with the following:

1. Curriculum vitae

2. Cover letter that expresses why the candidate believes MSU Denver is a good fit for their career

3. Teaching philosophy

4. Unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned

5. Student evaluations or peer observation reports from past teaching, if available

6. Submit any other documentation that demonstrates effective teaching or past experience related to teaching

7. A separate document containing three references and their contact information

NOTE: Applicants will notice on the application portal there is one location (the resume/cover letter submission field) to upload all required materials. Multiple documents can be submitted into this one field; alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF and upload. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit your application.

Internal applicants must apply through their MSU Denver Workday Home page, searching 'Find Jobs'.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Posting Representative
Tanya Rogowsky

Posting Representative Email
trogowsk@msudenver.edu

Benefits

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at totalrewards@msudenver.edu.

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 58% first generation students and over 50% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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