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Asst/Assoc/Full Professor of the Practice - Information Technology

University of Kansas


Location:
Overland Park, Kansas 66045
Date:
03/01/2017
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Shift:
1st Shift
Categories:
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Engineering
University of Kansas
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Job Details

Position Overview

 

 

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, operating systems, and cybersecurity.  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 University of Kansas is focused on four key campus-wide strategic initiatives:  (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/ .  The KU School of Engineering is rapidly expanding in terms of faculty positions and expanded research and teaching facilities.  Success candidates will enhance the School’s ability to address these strategic initiatives and will demonstrate how in their application materials.

 

*Job Description
Teaching (65%)
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; and collaborating with faculty and staff at the KUEC in promotional activities.
  
Position Overview
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, operating systems, and cybersecurity.  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 University of Kansas is focused on four key campus-wide strategic initiatives:  (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/ .  The KU School of Engineering is rapidly expanding in terms of faculty positions and expanded research and teaching facilities.  Success candidates will enhance the School’s ability to address these strategic initiatives and will demonstrate how in their application materials.
*Job Description
Teaching (65%)
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; and collaborating with faculty and staff at the KUEC in promotional activities.
  
 
*Required Qualifications
  1. 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.
  2. Five (5) years or more practical experience in information technology.

Rank of position will be determined based upon years of qualified experience.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Ph.D. in information technology, computer engineering, computer science or a closely related field.
  2. Teaching experience in the either of the following areas:
    • system integration, IT project management, operating systems, cybersecurity
  3. Experience in promoting educational programs and recruiting students
  4. Ability to communicate ideas effectively and to work well with others

Requirements

*Required Qualifications
  1. 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.
  2. Five (5) years or more practical experience in information technology.

Rank of position will be determined based upon years of qualified experience.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Ph.D. in information technology, computer engineering, computer science or a closely related field.
  2. Teaching experience in the either of the following areas:
    • system integration, IT project management, operating systems, cybersecurity
  3. Experience in promoting educational programs and recruiting students
  4. Ability to communicate ideas effectively and to work well with others

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