The Department of Computing, Mathematics and Physics at Messiah University invites applications for a full-time, term-tenure track, faculty position in computer science beginning August 2024.
Responsibilities: Teach introductory to advanced undergraduate computer and information science classes such as Programming I, Software Engineering, Systems Analysis and Design, Database Concepts and Web Development and serve as academic advisor to students in the department. In addition to these traditional teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will be an active scholar and contribute to departmental and institutional initiatives.
Qualifications: PhD or commensurate doctorate, strongly preferred, in Computer Science or a related field or MSc degree with relevant industry experience. Messiah University selects its educators for their Christian commitment as well as their proven teaching ability. They are outstanding teachers, scholars, authors, and experts in their fields. Candidates must evidence the potential for strong classroom teaching.
The Program: Messiah University’s Department of Computing, Mathematics and Physics currently offers a BS in Computer and Information Science with concentrations in Computer Science, Software Development, Web Development, and Business Information Systems and a BS in Cybersecurity. We also support a Mobile App and Game Design concentration for our inter-disciplinary Digital Media major. The department also offers minors in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Web Development, and Business and Information Systems. The cybersecurity program is in the final stages of achieving NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) certification. We currently have more than 120 students in our computing programs. The CIS and Cybersecurity majors includes a required internship with established partners, and our sought-after graduates have a high job placement rate.
The Department: The Department of Computing, Mathematics and Physics comprises 4 full-time CIS, 6 full-time mathematics/statistics, and 2 full-time physics faculty. The department serves a wide range of majors in CIS, Cybersecurity, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, and Physics, in addition to meeting course requirements in other fields of study. CIS faculty pursue professional interests in cybersecurity, web development, database applications, computer simulations, programming and programming languages, and ethics of technology. Our mission is mentoring students and preparing them professionally, personally and spiritually for impact and community, a growth mindset, and a strong foundation in the processes and applied practices of Cybersecurity/CIS. Core attributes we seek to instill in our students include a Christ-like character, competence in the discipline, preparation for lifelong learning, perseverance, and strong communication and relational skills.
The University: Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of 2,500 undergraduate students including 17.7% under-represented and 3.0% international students from 24 countries and over 700 graduate students including 22.1% of students from under-represented populations.
The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character, and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah University is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.
Diversity: Messiah University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The university has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their teaching-learning, research, institutional service, and public engagement.
Applications and Nominations: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah University, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society." As well as the department mission, "to mentor students and prepare them professionally, personally and spiritually for impact and community, a growth mindset, and a strong foundation in the processes and applied practices of CIS."
Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.
Additional documents required for application to this position are listed in the online job posting. Paper applications will not be accepted. To submit an application and supporting materials see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/24349
Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.