Asst/Assoc/Full Professor of the Practice – Information Technology
Electrical Engr & Comp Science
The University of Kansas (KU) Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the Edwards Campus (KUEC) seeks an outstanding individual for a non-tenure track faculty Professor of the Practice to join extensive and increasing programs in the area of information technology. We seek individuals with industry experience in the information technology who have exceptional communication skills and a strong commitment to train and develop future information technology professionals. The ideal candidate will have a developed teaching philosophy and a demonstrated desire to inspire students and encourage lifelong learning in information technology.
Program needs are particularly great in the following areas: system integration, IT project management, computer networks, software engineering/management and cloud computing. This faculty position will teach in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program. This program is offered at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas. Hybrid and online teaching may also be required. Depending on years of experience in the IT industry, an appointment as assistant, associate, or full Professor of the Practice is possible.
The initial term of the professor of the practice appointment is 3 years. Subsequent appointment may be offered, contingent upon a satisfactory comprehensive performance evaluation during the final academic year of this appointment and approval of the Dean of the School of Engineering.
The University of Kansas School of Engineering (SoE) and the EECS Department strongly value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates who can contribute to fostering an inclusive culture. KU SoE is one of only 29 universities to achieve the exemplar, inaugural ASEE Diversity Recognition Bronze Award https://diversityrecognition.asee.org/award-recipients/.
Teaching three courses each in Fall and Spring semesters in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program at the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC). Teaching responsibilities include: curriculum development, instructional design, classroom management, grading and teaching improvement in relation to student and colleague feedback. Faculty are responsible for keeping curriculum up-to-date and engaging with external organizations to ensure relevance to a variety of workplace needs.
Professional Service (35%)
Professional service includes actively engaging in promoting the BSIT program; enhancing and improving its curriculum; engaging in scholarly pedagogical and professional development activities; advising and mentoring students; and collaborating with faculty and staff at the KUEC in promotional activities.
A Master’s degree in information technology, computer engineering, computer science, or a closely related scientific or engineering discipline at the time of joining the department. A master’s degree in other fields may be considered if combined with two or more years of professional experience directly relevant to the teaching assignment.
Five (5) years or more practical experience in information technology.
Rank of position will be determined based upon years of qualified experience.
Five (5) years qualified experience for Assistant Professor of the Practice
Seven (7) years qualified experience for Associate Professor of the Practice
Ten (10) years qualified experience for Full Professor of the Practice
Ph.D. in information technology, computer engineering, computer science or a closely related field.
Teaching experience in the either of the following areas: system integration, IT project management, computer networks, software engineering/management, cloud computing
Experience in promoting educational programs and recruiting students
Ability to communicate ideas effectively and to work well with others
Contact Information to Applicants
Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete application will include the online application, resume, and a cover letter outlining how qualifications are met.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.
Application review begins January 6, 2020, and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is identified. To ensure consideration, apply prior to the review date.