This position supports the new computer science program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: teaching core and elective upper and lower-division topics using project-based and active learning pedagogies and supporting upper-division project work; engaging in research/scholarly activities, including seeking funding for curricular reform and/or research activities individually or collaboratively; supporting student growth and educational (project-based) experiences; continuing professional preparation; participating in the work of the program/department and service to the university and community.
A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.
The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as assigned and qualified.
May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university’s additional locations, as assigned.
The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding opportunities.
All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing service to the university and community (See Article 22 and Appendix G of the IFO Master Agreement)
Doctoral degree in computer science or closely related field, conferred on an official transcript and received in Human Resources prior to August 9, 2021.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
Demonstrated understanding of and willingness to support project-based learning across the breadth of computer science.
Ability to teach introductory aspects of upper-division topics in operating systems, network architecture, programming languages, databases, and security.
Experience using active learning strategies to teach college computing courses or working with college-level students.
Demonstrated desire and commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate computer science students.
Demonstrated experience teaching diverse student populations including first-generation students and second-language learners.
Strong ability to communicate and collaborate with students, staff and faculty.
University/college teaching experience at undergraduate and/or graduate level.
Demonstrated willingness to work individually and collaboratively as a member of a team.
Experience in industry, military, post-doctoral research, and/or formal and informal educational settings.
Demonstrated success or strong potential for productivity in research, grant writing, creative activity, or scholarship.
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
Minnesota State University, Mankato recently restored its computer science program in the form of a project-based curriculum. This is based on ABET-accredited project-based engineering programs pioneered by the Department of Integrated Engineering, which use a progressive approach to engineering education and have been recognized with curricular innovation awards. The Department of Integrated Engineering continues to extend this educational approach and provides a model and intellectual community of scholars that support the implementation of the new computer science program.
Students in the computer science program complete a lower-division core curriculum as well as much of a math minor before being admitted to the upper-division program where they complete four project-based semesters. Projects are sponsored by local and regional industry or faculty research programs. The curriculum combines software design, computing research, and the technical fundamentals of computing, together with the development of the professional skills necessary to succeed in a computing career, such as teamwork, time management, oral and written communication, project management, professional responsibility, and independent learning. Students have the option of completing a research thesis in lieu of one project semester during their final year.
The computer science program was developed using the knowledge and techniques supported by recent research on the development of technical and professional competencies expected of the computer scientist of the future. This position will include interaction with industry partners who serve as project clients. Information on the departments and computer science program can be found at: http://cset.mnsu.edu/cs.
The Department of Computer Information Science is comprised of thirteen full-time faculty members actively engaged in teaching, research, and service. The department offers undergraduate majors in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, and Health Informatics; master's degrees in Information Technology, Information Security & Risk Management, Health Informatics and Analytics, and Data Science; and minors and certificates for students with varying interests and backgrounds.
The Department of Computer Information Science is dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural and inclusive environment and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.
Applications from qualified candidates who are currently in industrial positions are welcomed, and appropriate weighting will be given to demonstrated success in teaching and research in industrial settings.
Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is a regional comprehensive university with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-working thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 53,000 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Serving ~18,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with >200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18+% students of color and 1,300+ international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions, 3 additional locations, and extensive partnerships. With ~1,700 faculty and staff, the University has an annual budget of $216 million, and generates $781.5 million in economic impact per year. Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities. Noteworthy facts include: specialized accreditation, certification, or recognition, by more than 24 accrediting bodies; designation as a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture, by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2015; selection among the top 10% of American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) institutions for the Re-imagining the First Year of College (RFY) position project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that has ranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfeld Sports Directors’ Cup standings for 7 of the last 10 years.
We seek to attract teaching and research-active, culturally and academically diverse faculty members, with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation. Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: www.mnsu.edu
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Minnesota State University, Mankato is where tireless thought and innovative research bring real solutions to real needs. The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip Minnesota State Mankato students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures.A growing international reputation for breakthrough research distinguishes the University, as does the unique quality of life that marks the proud community of greater Mankato.
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