Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT

ID: 7056998
Posted: April 16, 2019

Job Description

Job Summary
Ranked as one of the best places to work, Salt Lake Community College is located in the Salt Lake Valley, nestled in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. This area boasts more than just winter recreation; it is also the cultural heart of Utah. The cities and surrounding area offer year round, world-class recreation, sporting events, history, arts and entertainment. Utah consistently earns top accolades for its exceptional economy, affordable cost of living and strong communities.

The successful applicant will join a vital and innovative department as its members are reflective practitioners and knowledgeable teachers in their respective fields. They participate in their professional communities, and collaborate with colleagues in developing curriculum. Such faculty members actively serve our students in successfully obtaining the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in their careers.

The faculty member will teach Computer Science and Information Systems courses to community college students. Students may pursue a Certificate, Associate of Applied Science Degree or an Associate of Science Degree in CS and/or CIS as offered by the department. The candidate will participate in course curriculum and program development. The candidate will also serve on School and/or College committee assignments.
Candidate must be willing to teach a percentage of their teaching load in the evening.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Demonstrate a depth of understanding in the field of Computer Science.

Demonstrate the ability to teach Computer Science courses for both online and on-ground courses.

Effectively communicate with students, faculty, and staff in a timely manner.

Develop, revise, distribute and adhere to current course outlines, laboratory projects, instructional materials and/or syllabi to keep in alignment with transfer institutions and collaborate with department on shared computer science curriculum.

Participate in curriculum development and maintaining curriculum (content and pedagogy) to meet current national and state standards (IEEE and ACM) and transfer institutions and textbook selection.

Attend regularly scheduled meetings, workshops, and accept committee assignments.

Advise students on program and/or course requirements.

Demonstrate and support professional commitment to Division, and College mission and values.

Maintain a supportive attitude toward work, students, colleagues and administration, and with people of diverse backgrounds.

Maintain regularly scheduled office/consultation hours.

Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development and significant contributions to the Computer Sciences and Information Systems department.

Adhere to department guidelines and Division, School, and College policies as well as participate in committee work as assigned.

Work with Adjuncts to ensure quality and consistency of course offerings.

Provide and grade challenge exams as appropriate.

Administer student surveys in classes, as prescribed by Division procedures and discuss results with Associate Dean.

Attendance at New Faculty Orientation sessions is required.

Work with Computer Science Coordinator to communicate with their counterparts at USHE institutions relative to course content and pedagogy in PAC and Majors meetings, and as necessary to maintain relationship and seamless transfer for SLCC students.

Participate in department recruitment and retention efforts including advising potential and current CS students.

Work with CIS and CS faculty to facilitate student movement from basic computer literacy to an associates degree in Computer Science.

Accept other duties, as assigned.


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