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Faculty and Chair Position Computer Information Systems Tenure Track

Company: Averett University
Location: Danville
Posted on: January 4, 2020

Job Description:

Faculty and Chair Position Computer Information Systems Tenure Track Since 1859, Averett University has grown and developed into a dynamic institution that serves students of all ages, offering more than 30 undergraduate majors, minors and special programs, along with five graduate programs with a number of concentrations. Dedicated to preparing students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change, the University's historic main campus is embedded in the heart of Southern Virginia with regional campuses throughout Virginia and online. Averett enrolls a diverse student body, and boasts an alumni network that spans the globe. Averett University is seeking faculty for the position of Chair and tenure-track Faculty Member (rank based on experience) in Computer Information Systems for a start in summer, 2020. Qualifications The ideal candidate is a person who is aware of emerging CIS/CS fields, and is creative and flexible in their approach to teaching a variety of classes. Candidate must possess excellent oral and written skills to communicate a long-term vision of the department based on developments in the field. The successful candidate will have knowledge of at least four computer languages, a minimum of 18 hours of Graduate Computer Information courses, and preferably a terminal degree in Computer Information Systems or in a related field from a regionally accredited college/university Primary Responsibilities The department is seeking to expand software development curriculum in the fields of cybersecurity, data analytics, eSports applications, and other emerging fields in both the undergraduate and possible graduate level with good employment prospects. Develop inter-departmental, cross-disciplinary initiatives, programs, and collaborations with industry partners. Physical & Mental Demands/Work Environment The duties of this position require performance of the following activities and work in the described environment, with or without reasonable accommodations. Almost constant interaction with others requiring clear communication (speaking and listening) in person and telephonically Must be able to work closely with others as part of a team Visual, speech, and hearing acuity required to perform assigned work, including classroom interactions with students, classroom presentations/elections, student advising, and review and grading of assignments Most work is performed while sitting or standing with walking necessary to/from classrooms and meetings Work uses fine manual dexterity to use equipment involving levers, buttons, keyboards, and switches as well as frequent handling of small items and paperwork Ability to lift, carry or move items of up to 10 pounds, occasionally, notes, files, binder At times, work may require pushing/pulling (drawers, chairs), reaching, bending, twisting, or climbing (stairs) Occasionally will need to work under time pressure, work on multiple tasks simultaneously, perform tedious and exacting work, and work in a noisy or distracting environment At times may be called upon to work in an emergency situation, make frequent changes of tasks, or work an irregular work schedule/overtime Frequently will need to use office equipment such as telephones, printer, copier, scanner, scissors, stapler, and computer. Will use software including Microsoft Office, Foxit or Adobe PDF software, Moodle, PC Self-Service, and other campus software Seasonally may work in situations where communicable diseases (virus, flu, etc.) are present Primary work locations are an office environment and classrooms CIS Selection Committee, c/o Dr. Timothy Fulop, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Student Services, Averett University, 420 West Main St., Danville, Virginia 24541 Email address: cisjobaverett.edu. For additional information, visit the Averett University web site at: Please note: Background checks are required for all positions. An applicant must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S. Averett University's policies, programs and activities, including hiring practices, comply with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression and veteran status. Averett University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Computer Science - Faculty Position, Location: Danville, VA - 24541

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