Computer Information Science, Associate/Assistant Professor (AA20054 & AA20056)

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mankato, MN

ID: 7055234
Posted: January 12, 2019

Job Description

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Computer Information Science department programs as needed.
Advise undergraduate Majors of CIS department.
Supervise/advise graduate students.
Conduct research productively and mentor students in research.
Obtain funding for curriculum innovation and/or research individually or collaboratively.
Conduct continuous research and development in area(s) of specialization.
Provide service to the university and community.
A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twelve (12) credits per semester of instruction.
The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as assigned and qualified.
May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university's additional locations, as assigned.
The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding opportunities.
All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing service to the university and community (see Article 22 and Appendix G of the IFO Master Agreement).
Required Qualifications
Doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related field, confirmed on an official transcript and received in Human Resources by August 1, 2019.
Demonstrated success in or potential for delivering quality instruction at the university level in two or more of the following areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, Data Science, Human Computer Interaction.
Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
University/college teaching experience at undergraduate and/or graduate level.
Knowledge and experience in project based teaching.
Record of professional development of undergraduate and/or graduate students through advising and research mentoring.
Record of procuring funding from external sources.
Record of collaboration.
Industry experience and/or professional certifications.
Compatibility of research with Minnesota State University, Mankato's infrastructure.
Additional Information
The Computer Information Science Department offers cutting edge programs and is an innovator in new curricula. We will be offering one of the first project based learning CS programs in the country. Applications from qualified candidates who are currently in industrial positions are also welcomed, and appropriate weighting will be given to demonstrated success in teaching and research in industrial settings. The Computer Information Science Department, located in the Mankato campus, is comprised of ten full-time faculty members actively engaged in teaching, research and service. The department offers three undergraduate programs: Management Information Systems (MIS), Computer Information Technology (CIT) and Computer Application Development, two master's degree programs: Data Science MS and Information Technology MS, a Professional Science Master's in Information Security & Risk Management, as well as minors and certificates for students with varying interests and backgrounds. New degrees in Computer Science and Health Informatics are in approval stages. Additional information about the CIS department can be found at:

University Demographics

Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is a regional comprehensive university with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-working thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 53,000 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Serving ~18,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with >200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18+% students of color and 1,300+ international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions, 3 additional locations, and extensive partnerships. With ~1,700 faculty and staff, the University has an annual budget of $216 million, and generates $781.5 million in economic impact per year. Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities.

Noteworthy facts include: specialized accreditation, certification, or recognition, by more than 24 accrediting bodies; designation as a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture, by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2015; selection among the top 10% of American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) institutions for the Re-imagining the First Year of College (RFY) project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that has ranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings for 7 of the last 10 years.

We seek to attract teaching and research-active, culturally and academically diverse faculty members, with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation

Additional information about Minnesota State Mankato can be found at


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