Teaching Faculty Position

Teaching Faculty Positions in Computer Science
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, Missouri

The Department of Computer Science at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri is seeking outstanding applicants for a teaching faculty position at the level of Assistant Teaching Professor (non-tenure track), although highly-qualified applications for Associate/Full Teaching Professor may be considered as well. The appointment will start Fall semester 2019. Missouri S&T as an institution provides uniquely excellent support for non-tenure-track teaching faculty, with a full career progression through: assistant teaching professor, associate teaching professor, teaching professor, and named distinguished professor positions. A competitive salary commensurate with the rank of the position and qualifications of the candidate will be offered.

Successful candidates will be expected to have strong commitments to:

  1. high-quality teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  2. service in our institution, department and campus, and the applicant’s professional community
  3. supporting the diversity of both the student body and faculty.

Applicants must have a demonstrated record of high-quality teaching and hold a graduate degree, Ph.D. preferred, in Computer Science or a closely related field by the appointment start date. Candidates at the Associate/Full Teaching Professor level should have a sustained record of innovative high-quality teaching, scholarly work, and service. Applicants should ideally hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field by the appointment start date; M.S. may also be considered. Candidates from national laboratories or industry with an interest in teaching and a strong record coupled with academic experience are encouraged to apply as well.

Missouri S&T’s Department of Computer Science has a proud 50+ year history of positively impacting society through ground-breaking research, and advancing the quality and breadth of its educational mission, granting an ABET-accredited BS, as well as MS, and PhD degrees. The department has 4,383 successful and engaged alumni, and is strongly supported by the Academy of Computer Science, a 40-member organization dedicated to developing key programs of the department with financial support, and active engagement and advocacy. The department also has an active Industrial Advisory Board that provides feedback to ensure the curriculum remains relevant to industry and that our graduates have the capability to apply CS principles in innovative ways, and to provide financial support. Research expenditures have grown about 37% from 2014 to 2017, with a wide variety of federal and industrial sponsors. An active recruitment strategy has resulted in the department now being one of the largest on campus, with over 700 students. Special emphasis on recruiting students from under-represented groups has been highly successful: for instance, the number of female students has grown significantly over the last five years. The department is particularly proud that nearly a thousand recruiters sought Computer Science graduates during the last academic year, including multiple national labs with whom we have long-established hiring pipelines as well as funded research collaborations.

Missouri S&T’s Department of Computer Science, the campus, and the greater University of Missouri System are deeply committed to inclusion and valuing diversity.  S&T has undertaken a number of initiatives to improve campus life and the work life balance of its faculty and staff (see http://hr.mst.edu). Missouri S&T seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples.

Interested candidates should electronically submit their application consisting of:

  1. cover letter
  2. current curriculum vitae
  3. teaching statement
  4. diversity statement
  5. complete contact information for at least four references

Submit materials to Missouri S&T’s Human Resources Office at: http://hr.mst.edu/careers/academic/ using Reference Number 00073485. Acceptable electronic formats include PDF and MS Word.   Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply by February 25, 2019; if the date of full consideration has passed, or for more information prior to submitting an application, please feel free to contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Patrick Taylor, at: taylor@mst.edu.

Missouri S&T is one of the nation’s leading research universities with 98 degree programs in 39 disciplines. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the multicultural community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery. Missouri S&T offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities and business, with master’s and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master’s degrees in biological sciences, business administration and technical communication. With nearly 9,000 students enrolled on campus and online, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population, yet small enough for individuals to build high visibility, impactful careers!

Missouri S&T is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.  Females, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The university participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS at: 1-888-464-4218.