Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Whitworth University

The Computer Science and Mathematics Department at Whitworth University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science faculty position. Experience in artificial intelligence or cybersecurity is preferable. Candidates with relevant industry experience are encouraged to apply.

Since 1890, Whitworth University, a private, residential, comprehensive, master’s-level, liberal-arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian church, has held fast to its founding mission to provide its students an education of mind and heart characterized by rigorous and open intellectual inquiry and the integration of Christian faith and learning. Anchored in the Reformed tradition and enriched throughout its history by strong evangelical and ecumenical currents, Whitworth’s mission is carried out by a diverse community of dedicated Christian scholars and staff members who are called to a variety of vocations to serve and support students. Whitworth believes the best learning occurs in the context of relationship – inside and outside of the classroom – where professors and staff members alike invest in the lives of students. Whitworth is committed to modeling the highest standards of integrity and fairness and being a trusted and valued member of the community.

Computer Science and Mathematics faculty at Whitworth University operate in a friendly, fun atmosphere that encourages interaction between one another and students. Faculty doors are open to students, and faculty encourage and emphasize real-world learning opportunities. Most classes are taught in computer labs with an emphasis on gaining practical hands-on experience, as well as a strong base of theoretical knowledge. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and the ability to teach courses beyond their area of specialization. STARTING DATE: JULY 1, 2020

PRIMARY TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES: Duties include teaching both advanced and introductory undergraduate level courses to a diverse group of students. Courses taught would include introductory coding courses, and upper division courses as well as courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. New and innovative curriculum related to ones area of expertise could also be developed.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES: Possibility of developing new courses that contribute to the university’s innovative, interdisciplinary Shared Curriculum. Additional responsibilities include participation in departmental activities and governance; professional and research activities, mentoring students in research opportunities, attending state, regional and national professional association meetings; attending faculty assemblies, development days, and retreat, serving on committees, and advising.

REQUIRED JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Evidence of promise in effectiveness at college-level teaching (demonstrated effectiveness preferred)
• A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning
• Ability to further develop our curriculum in the candidate’s area of expertise
• Strong potential for an on-going stream of research in the candidate’s area of specialization
• Desire and commitment for increasing effectiveness in establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, or religious faith (evidence of experience preferred)
• A commitment to equal opportunity for all persons
• A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church
• Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral English


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or ABD in computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution or international equivalent. Applicants with a Master’s degree and exceptional experience in artificial intelligence or cybersecurity will be considered.


SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. For truly exceptional candidate, appointment at the level of Associate Professor will be considered.

TO APPLY: Please submit to www.whitworth.edu/facultycareers

• A letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position and interest in teaching at a Christian liberal arts university with an increasingly diverse student body,
• Curriculum vitae,
• Your teaching philosophy,
• A short personal essay describing your personal Christian faith. This essay is intended to be a statement in your own words that will help the committee to understand your interest in joining Whitworth’s community of Christian scholars. (Click here for guidance on writing the faith essay),
• Three most recent student feedback surveys,
• Names, addresses, email address and phone numbers of at least three academic references (one or more additional non-academic references who are able to speak to your qualifications for the position may also be included).


Please direct questions about the position to the search committee chair, Martha Gady at mgady@whitworth.edu To read more about our department please see our department website: http://www.whitworth.edu/academic/department/mathcomputerscience/index.aspx


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A background and/or credit check will be required of the successful applicant, as well as an official transcripts

DEADLINE: Application Materials will be received until the position is filled. Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately