Job Details

Western Illinois University
  • Position Number: 1347479
  • Location: Macomb, IL
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology


Assistant Professor Computer Science

About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves over 8,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:
APPOINTMENT: Tenure-track appointment beginning August 2019.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will teach courses in their area of expertise plus additional Computer Science or Cyber Security courses.
RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.

Requirements:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD in Computer Science or closely related field. Although preference is given to candidates with a completed PhD by the appointment start date, ABDs in Computer Science will be considered. ABDs who have not completed the PhD within one year from their start date will receive a terminal contract.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: All those who satisfy the required qualifications are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a willingness and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science or cyber security. Preference may be given to candidates with research or teaching backgrounds in cyber security, software engineering, especially including server-side web development or mobile application development, databases, big data, data analytics, many-core architectures, or GPGPU. Preference may be given to candidates with teaching backgrounds in two of: computer science, cyber security, and information systems. Candidates should also demonstrate a willingness to develop and deliver innovative courses.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).

Additional Information:
THE DEPARTMENT: The School of Computer Sciences offers a B.S. and a M.S. in Computer Science, a B.S. in Information Systems, and a B.S. in Cyber Security. The faculty of 25 members serves approximately 250 undergraduate majors and 150 graduate majors. For additional information about the school, please see: http://www.wiu.edu/computersciences

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 15 consecutive years and as one of 36 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, the WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities.

Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate, 38 graduate degree programs, and 2 doctoral programs which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the University's 527 full-time faculty members teach 96 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 7,235): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,267): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan campus in Moline, IL.

Application Instructions:
APPLICATION: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on January 3, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: James M McQuillan at jm-mcquillan@wiu.edu

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at eoa-office@wiu.edu.

To Apply, visit:
https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=105507





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