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Faculty - Tenure Track - Associate Professor - Web Tech and App Development
Utah Valley University


Date Posted Sep. 15, 2021
Title Faculty - Tenure Track - Associate Professor - Web Tech and App Development
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Computer Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty - Tenure Track - Associate Professor - Web Tech and App Development


Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

Summary:

Who are we

Education is at an inflection point. Universities are quickly evolving and new strategies are reshaping the education experience. We are Utah Valley University (UVU) the largest student enrollment among public universities in the state of Utah, with approximately 40,000 students. We are one of a growing number of institutions in the nation offering an integrated dual-mission model that combines the rigor and richness of a first-rate teaching university with the openness and vocational programs of a community college.

Great people make great institutions and we are looking for a great Associate Professor to join our Web Tech and App Development department in Orem, UT. Our approach to excellence is tech disciplined and quality-focused with an emphasis on helping students prepare for success in the tech job market. We are looking for smart, quality-minded individuals who want to be a part of a high functioning, dynamic team. We believe in treating people fairly and your total compensation should reflect that. Bring your passion for teaching Web Tech and App Development and help us transform ourselves here at UVU. Now is the right time to join UVU!

What you'll be doing

  • This position joins the Digital Media faculty in the Web Technologies degree program and teaches HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Node, frameworks, API's (REST, GraphQL), GIT version control, and other needed courses.
  • Coordinates with other faculty, teaches in live face-to-face, hybrid, and online modalities, and teaches night and day classes as needed.
  • Develops courses and content as needed, both alone and in collaboration with others.
  • Spends 80% of work time in teaching activities, and 20% of work time in scholarly and service activities, keeping industry ties and interaction strong.


****Must be available full-time starting January 5, 2022. **** 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Computer Science, Web Frameworks or Languages, Digital Media, Web-Centric Information Technology, or related discipline, terminal degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in web & app development-related fields.
  • Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching with excellence.
  • Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at UVU.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be experienced in web development processes and methodologies that employ source code origination and versioning, Agile approaches, prototyping, build/test/deploy tools, CI/CD processes, and application delivery on web clients.
  • Must be experienced in working on a large variety of websites and web application development projects.
  • Must have a command of web application design/architecture with a mind for teaching students how to leverage the latest tools and techniques to simplify website and web application development.
  • Must understand to a substantial level JavaScript, React, database access, frameworks, APIs (REST, GraphQL), and GIT version control.
  • Must demonstrate insightful thinking, continuous exploration, and a love for discovery and innovation with a passion for igniting those same qualities in students.
  • Must know and implement source code control using Git and manage packages using tools such as NPM, Yarn, and the command line.
  • Must understand and be able to demonstrate and teach test-driven development and tools such as React and the Express framework, or similar.
  • Must, in all other ways, be an expert practitioner of Web Application development principles and processes.
  • Must be adept and experienced in using the core markup and scripting languages HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Must have strong familiarity with React, Node, and various SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Must have substantial coding skills using client-side JavaScript frameworks, server-side frameworks, APIs, and data stores.
  • Must be proficient with popular web development tools, libraries, and frameworks.
  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have mastery of desktop and mobile platforms (Mac OS, Windows, iOS, and Android) and connectivity services and integrating equipment into classrooms and development sandboxes.
  • Must have an amicable character with the ability to be a self-starter and deliver on expectations.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, industry, staff, and students.
  • Must possess an ability to learn and adapt rapidly to changes in the web development industry.
  • Willingness to travel to attend conferences and training local, national and international.
  • May be required to teach day, evening, weekend, online, blended, or off-campus courses.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal Degree preferred.
  • Previous educational participation is preferred.


Physical Requirements:

Physical ability to teach in a classroom setting. Ability to see, hear, talk, stand, sit, walk and fine hand manipulation.

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: FAC16121

Open Date: 09/08/2021

Review Start Date:

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: If a candidate does not meet the requirement of a terminal degree, then there must be ample professional experience to offset the requirement. Qualified candidates should list any licenses or professional certifications as it relates to the focus of this posting. Also, a complete list of professional organizations in which the candidate actively participates is a plus.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/24899

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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