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Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Cybersecurity

Metropolitan State University, College of Sciences, Department of Computer Science & Cybersecurity

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Cybersecurity
Reference Code: Req. #2018-00333
Job Location: St. Paul , MN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Sciences and technology: other
Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems
Application Closing Date: 11/26/2018
Date Posted: 2018-09-25
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Cybersecurity
Metropolitan State University


  • Faculty members are expected to demonstrate ability to teach Information Technology and 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
  • Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts and sciences context and will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.

The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, serves approximately 11,000 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 41% of our students coming from communities of color. 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 adults and communities of color. Recognized in 2008 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the Presidentís Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.

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The School/Academic Department: The Department of Computer Sciences and Cybersecurity (CSC) at Metropolitan State University currently serves undergraduate students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Information Technology, Computer Forensics, and Computer Application Development. The department also offers MS and Professional Science Master (PSM) programs in Computer Science, and minor and certificate programs in Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics. In a typical academic year, the faculty member will teach five undergraduate and graduate courses, split between two semesters. In addition, the faculty member will engage in scholarship, advising, and service.

The department has received grants from organizations including NSF, NSA, and Intel. For more details about the department, please see the departmentís web page.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned PhD in Information Technology or a related field, such as Computer Science or Information Systems. Candidates who will finish their PhD before August 19, 2019 will be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate level courses with a substantial programming component.
  • Potential for excellence in scholarly activity at the university level.
  • Ability to teach courses in at least three of the following four areas: Software Design and Engineering, Database Systems, Networking, and Web Development.
  • Ability to communicate well (written & verbal) with students and employers to facilitate internships and other business/academic partnerships.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving a culturally diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability in an academic, business, or public sector environment.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Salary:† Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Master Agreement.

* Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

For the most current information on the IFO, go to

Application:† To apply, go to

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: Monday, November 26, 2018.

Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vita or resume
  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Examples of teaching effectiveness
  • 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 institutionís 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 DARS reports.† If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
  • Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

If you need help submitting your online application, please contact NeoGov at 1-855-524-5627 for technical assistance.

For TTY, call Minnesota Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 7-1-1 or 1-800-627-3529.

If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Carla Ballard, Recruiter, Search & Selection Specialist, at 651.793.1319.

Notice: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota Stateís vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.

Metropolitan State University is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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