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Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Information Technology

Company:
Hood College
Job Location:
Frederick, 21701
Category:
Information Systems and Technology
Type:
Full-Time
Description

Under the general direction of the Department Chair of Computer Science, the Hood College Department of Computer Science & Information Technology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2025.

The primary responsibilities include teaching (21 credits annually) and advising undergraduate and graduate students, serving on committees within the department and college, reviewing and developing curriculum in computing and information technology, and conducting scholarly research.

Essential Duties include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

Teaching

  • Teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.
  • Utilize the College's learning management system as an instructional platform for all classes.
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Actively engage in the development and assessment of student learning to ensure that program goals and, where appropriate, core curriculum goals are being achieved.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development relevant to teaching.
  • Plan course syllabus and assignments to meet Hood College and departmental curriculum requirements, utilizing various teaching techniques.
  • Evaluate students' learning styles and individual characteristics to tailor instruction and promote class engagement
  • Provide learning opportunities in and out of the classroom to achieve course objectives.
  • Attentiveness to and compliance with ABET standards required for accreditation.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

 Research/Scholarship   

  • Conduct field-specific research in computing and information technology.
  • Present research findings at academic or professional conferences.
  • Engage students (undergraduate and/or graduate) in ongoing scholarship efforts.
  • As appropriate, partner with the Grants Office and/or other partners to pursue external funding opportunities consistent with disciplinary areas of interest and/or strategic goals.

Service

  • Engage in active service within the department and College.
  • Support and participate in college committees and/or professional organizations.
  • Support college initiatives to recruit and retain talented students.

Serve as an active member of the department and Hood College community.

Qualifications

We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with partners across campus in support of Hood College's mission as a student-centered, liberal arts institution.

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Earned doctorate in computer science, computer engineering, information technology, or closely related field by the time of appointment required. Applications that do not meet this requirement will not be considered.

Some college level teaching experience preferred and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Professional experience in industry or government is desirable.

Language Skills

Strong oral and written communication skills.  Ability to effectively provide information and positively respond to questions from both external and internal customers both in person and by phone.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

To Apply

We invite qualified candidates to apply on-line via our electronic application, which requires submission of a cover letter of application addressing teaching interests and scholarship goals, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a curriculum vitae. The candidate should also supply contact information for three references, including at least one who can address the candidate's teaching experience. Candidates may be asked to submit letters of recommendation at a later time. For full consideration, applications should be submitted prior to December 15, 2024.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Aijuan Dong, Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at dong@hood.edu.

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email humanresources@hood.edu or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College's nondiscrimination policy, please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/.



Education

Required

Doctorate or better in Computer Science or related field.



Experience

Preferred

Some college level teaching experience preferred and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional experience in industry or government is desirable.
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