The Mathematics and Computer Science Department at SMSU has created a new online graduate certificate in cyber security (pending System approval), with plans for a Master's degree in cyber security for Fall 2021. In addition, a new bachelor's program in data science is being launched Fall 2020 with preparation for an online master's program in data science underway. For at least the first semester of the appointment, the primary responsibility of this new position will be contributing to the development of curricula for these new programs. Duties also include teaching courses in these new programs as well as undergraduate courses in computer science, and participating in department and university activities, such as program review, supervising undergraduate research, and various regional outreach activities. Faculty are also expected to participate in student advising, contribute to student growth and development, evaluate student performance, assessment, engage in scholarly activity, and perform service to the University community.
Doctorate in Computer Science or Mathematics or a closely related field; applicants within one year of completion will be considered.
Coursework or experience in cyber security.
Evidence of successful teaching and demonstrated experience with assessment of student learning.
Student-centered approach to education and a commitment to helping grow the programs within the department.
Demonstrated commitment or proven strategies for fostering a diverse and inclusive environment; demonstrated ability or proven strategies to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds is required.
Excellent communication skills.
Must have an understanding and appreciation for liberal education.
Ability to teach in the area of data science.
Letter of application addressing position qualifications, resume/ curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement on research, student evaluations if available, three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addressing teaching, and unofficial transcripts must be attached to your application.
Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate and graduate teaching/advising and strong student/faculty relationships. We area a public institution offering over 50 majors and minors and four master's degrees. Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions. The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings. Marshall (pop. 14,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.
SMSU offers a comprehensive benefit package including life, health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, as well as a variety of other benefits as defined by the individual Collective Bargaining Agreements or Plans. For information on our benefits including Medical and Dental Insurance; Life Insurance; Disability and Long-Term Care; Pre-Tax Benefits; and Health and Wellness, please refer to SEGIP's website http://mn.gov/mmb/segip/index.jsp For information on Minnesota State's Retirement Plan(s), please go to: http://www.minnstate.edu/system/hr/employees/retirement/index.html
Desired Start Date: 01/06/2021
Internal Number: 1535
About Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university offering a high quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare students for a life that is successful both personally and professionally. SMSU has grown into a university of choice with high national rankings, producing scholars who become the leaders, thinkers, and entrepreneurs of the future. Students and faculty alike come here to engage in the rich "Southwest Experience," which starts with strong academics, fulfilling social opportunities and support from fellow Mustangs.