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Faculty - Assistant/Associate Professor - Computer Science
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Sep. 13, 2019
Title Faculty - Assistant/Associate Professor - Computer Science
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty - Assistant/Associate Professor - Computer Science

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


The Computer Science Department ( at Utah Valley University invites applications for Tenure Track positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin Spring or Fall 2020. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field and be expected to teach undergraduate courses in computer science.

The Computer Science Department at UVU currently offers undergraduate degrees in computer science and software engineering, as well as a master of computer science degree. These degrees help fill the growing demand for software professionals in the Orem/Provo greater metropolitan area, commonly referred to as the Silicon Slopes, and is regularly listed as one of the healthiest metropolitan areas in the United States. UVU is a public university that offers highly competitive benefits, while being located near some of the premier outdoor activity areas in the country.

The successful candidate teaches students to understand and appreciate computer science and software engineering topics. Designs courses and prepares instructional materials. Cultivates a student-centered learning environment, and helps them succeed. Assesses teaching results and applies results to improve courses, curriculum, and teaching effectiveness.

Supports department, university, and community through service such as committees and special projects. Fully supports the university and program level accreditation efforts. Engages in scholarly activities, including research and keeping current in the latest developments in the field.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related discipline. ABD acceptable with the requirement of completion by August 1, 2020, or the start of classes for the semester appointed; whichever comes first.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and experience in effective software development. Mastery of modern programming languages such as C++, C#, Java, and Python.
  • Ability to teach courses in modern areas of computer science, such as networking, security, database, and web programming.
  • Skills in interpersonal, problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Skills in presentation of course materials and learning experiences.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to engage, motivate, and evaluate students.
  • Ability to work with the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly growing and changing institution.
  • Ability to teach general computer science topics, including theoretical and practical software development skills.
  • Expertise in teaching subjects related to computer science including modern databases, theoretical computer science, network computing, software engineering and other topics in computer science.
  • A demonstrated ability to perform research in computer science.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated strength in, and a passion for teaching.

Physical Requirements:

Physical ability to teach in a classroom setting.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC55518 Computer Science Faculty

Open Date: 09/12/2019

Review Start Date: 10/12/2019

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

Please list a minimum of three business references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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