Metropolitan State University, Minnesota’s public, urban university, is seeking to hire a [faculty member in Computer Science].This is a [full-time, tenure-track position within the [Department of Computer Science and Cybersecurity] and is expected to start August 16, 2021.
Our vision is to be the premier urban, public, comprehensive system university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area where the faculty, staff and students of Metropolitan State will reflect the area’s rich diversity, build a culturally competent and anti-racist learning community and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
Metropolitan State University provides an excellent, inclusive and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and lead our communities to a prosperous and equitable future. Metropolitan State University is a three-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, most recently in 2019. Federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, AANAPISI), its employees serve approximately 11,000 post-traditional learners, two-thirds of whom identify as belonging to communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college, and/or are eligible for Pell grants. Since we do not operate residential facilities, Metropolitan State University students all commute to class locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked #35 out of 1458 in 2019). The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Recognized in 2008 and 2014 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching, scholarship and service designed to support an urban mission.
Metropolitan State University has responded to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic by offering nearly all of its courses in a fully online format for the 2020-2021 academic year, limiting any in-person instruction to courses for which in-person learning is essential for students to achieve the learning outcomes. In addition, the majority of employees are working remotely, taking advantage of technological tools to engage students and complete their work. The search for this position will be conducted using web conferencing technology.
The School/Academic Department: Our programs in computer science, information technology, computer forensics, and cybersecurity provide students with the hands-on experience and current programming skills to advance their careers in most aspects of computer science and related fields. We are ranked #9 in the nation for 2020 for first-year post-graduation salary for Information Technology baccalaureates by GradReports. Our department collaborates with the departments of Mathematics/Statistics and Management Information Systems to offer an interdisciplinary major in Data Science. In a typical academic year, a full-time faculty member will teach five courses (undergraduate and/or graduate), split between two semesters. In addition, the faculty member will engage in scholarship, advising, and service. Our department enjoys grants from federal and state agencies, and from the private sector for performing innovative research. GradReports 3 ranked the Computer Science and Cybersecurity Department #9 in the nation in 2020 for first-year post-graduation salary for Information Technology baccalaureates. Additionally, Diverse Issues in Higher Education 4 ranked Metropolitan State #20 in number of African American graduates from undergraduate programs in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services in 2019. We are a minority serving institution and we are committed to student success.Plesase refer to out department website (https://www.metrostate.edu/academics/sciences/computer-sciences-and-cybersecurity) for more information.
Faculty members are expected to:
Demonstrate ability to teach Computer Science courses effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement
Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study
Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance and engage in service to the university and community
Demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts and sciences context and possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.
Type of Degree and acceptable disciplinary area(s) for degree.
Ph. D. in Computer Science or a closely related field. Candidates who will complete their Ph. D. before August 2021 may be considered.
At least one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
Ability to teach courses in at least one of the following areas:
Data structures and algorithms
Demonstrated commitment to culturally relevant, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist pedagogies.
Expertise in at least one of the following areas of knowledge is preferred.
Human Computer Interface
Parallel and Distributed Systems
Web Design, Web Applications, Mobile Applications, and/or Cloud Services
Internet of Things
Effective and culturally competent communication skills (written & verbal).
Demonstrated ability to work in an institution with a culturally, economically and linguistically diverse student body and workforce.
Outstanding/Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) to communicate with a variety of persons and groups. (if included in required quals, the “excellent” or “outstanding” provides you another level of screening applicants)
Please note: Filling of this position is dependent upon budget.
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Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: February 1, 2021
Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:
Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position including evidence that you meet each of the minimum qualifications;
Current curriculum vitae or resume;
One-page statement of your teaching philosophy, particularly as it relates to equity and anti-racist pedagogy, and/or examples of teaching effectiveness;
One-page statement of your research interests, grant writing, and other scholarly activities;
Names of three (3) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; at least two (2) of the references must be able to address teaching effectiveness;
Transcripts – Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date of your highest attained degree, with your name and the academic institution’s name/logo are required. If doctoral study is in progress at the time of application, submit the most recent transcript showing your course of study and progress to date. We are not able to accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades or Minnesota State DARS reports. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
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If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, at 651.793.1275 or email at METRO-HR-Recruiting
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Internal Number: 1653
About Metropolitan State University
Metropolitan State University offers over 60 baccalaureate majors, 10 master?s degrees, and 2 doctoral programs. Founded in 1971, the university is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and is the only state university in the Twin Cities. It is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher education needs of those who live and work in the 13 county metropolitan area.With a strong tradition of individualized educational programs, we are fully committed to high-quality, affordable education for working adults. Faculty, staff and more than 11,000 full- and part-time students reflect the area?s rich diversity, provide a highly student-centered environment and demonstrate unwavering commitment to civic engagement.