The University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) seeks an outstanding individual for a non-tenure track faculty Professor of the Practice to join extensive and increasing programs in the area of information technology. We seek individuals with industry experience in the information technology field who have exceptional communication skills and a strong commitment to train and develop future information technology professionals. The ideal candidate will have a developed teaching philosophy and a demonstrated desire to inspire students and encourage lifelong learning in information technology.
Program needs are particularly great in the following areas: system integration, IT project management, computer networks, software engineering/management, cybersecurity, health care and cloud computing. This faculty position will teach in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program. This program is offered at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas in the School of Professional Studies. Hybrid and online teaching may also be required. Depending on years of experience in the IT industry, an appointment as assistant, associate, or full Professor of the Practice is possible.
This position serves the educational needs of a JCERT program. Specific percentages of effort for JCERT are determined each year.
The initial term of the professor of the practice appointment is 3 years. Subsequent appointment may be offered, contingent upon a satisfactory comprehensive performance evaluation during the final academic year of this appointment and approval of the Dean of the School of Professional Studies.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
Teaching three courses each in Fall and Spring semesters in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program at the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC). Teaching responsibilities include: curriculum development, instructional design, classroom management, grading and teaching improvement in relation to student and colleague feedback. Faculty are responsible for keeping curriculum up-to-date and engaging with external organizations to ensure relevance to a variety of workplace needs. Provide adequate means to evaluate student performance, including examinations and assignments (such as papers, presentations, etc.) and grading.
Professional Service (35%)
Professional service includes actively engaging in promoting the BSIT program; enhancing and improving its curriculum; engaging in scholarly pedagogical and professional development activities; advising and mentoring students; and collaborating with faculty and staff at the KUEC in promotional activities.
Master’s degree in information technology, computer engineering, computer science, or a closely related scientific or engineering discipline at the time of joining the department. A master’s degree in other fields may be considered if combined with two or more years of professional experience directly relevant to the teaching assignment.
Five (5) years or more practical experience in information technology.
Rank of position will be determined based upon years of qualified experience.
Five (5) years qualified experience for Assistant Professor of the Practice
Ten (10) years qualified experience for Associate Professor of the Practice
Fifteen (15) years qualified experience for Full Professor of the Practice
Ph.D. in information technology, computer engineering, computer science or a closely related field.
Teaching experience in the either of the following areas: system integration, IT project management, computer networks, software engineering/management, cloud computing.
Experience in promoting educational programs and recruiting students.
Ability to communicate ideas effectively and to work well with others.
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Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete application consists of:
A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met.
3 Professional References
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Application review will begin March 16th, 2020 and will continue until a qualified pool of candidates is identified.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.