University of La Verne

Assistant Professor in Computer Science/Information Technology

Job Description Summary:
The Computer Science and Computer Engineering Department at the University of La Verne invites applications for a full-time tenured track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or related fields. Candidates must be committed to excellence in On Ground (Face-To-Face and Telepresence), Online (Synchronous and Asynchronous) and Hybrid teaching modalities with a strong desire to establish research projects that provide valuable learning opportunities for undergraduate students. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses On Ground, Online, and Hybrid in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and/or Information Technology. Other responsibilities include: academic advising, maintaining office hours, mentoring, faculty committee participation, developing courses, coordinating with Regional and Online Campuses (ROC) course offerings, and as well as helping the department prepare for ABET accreditation.

The College of Arts and Sciences aims to provide broad access and transformative learning that leads to life and community success.

The University of La Verne is a 132-year old, nonprofit, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in Southern California with strong emphasis on teaching excellence, community engagement and an increasing commitment to research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as” Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. The core values are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and inclusivity, Lifelong Learning, and Community and Civic Engagement. The University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds.
The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement. If you're passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!

Specific Duties:
The successful candidate is expected:

  • to teach six undergraduate courses per year in the Computer Science and Information Technology curriculum using On Ground (Face-To-Face, telepresence), Online (synchronous, asynchronous), and Hybrid teaching modalities

  • to publish in peer review journals and present at conferences.

  • to provide academic advising, mentoring, and maintain office hours

  • to participate in departmental, college, and university governance activities through committee service and/or other appropriate activities

  • to participate and collaborate in departmental program modification by assisting in developing, implementing, and assessing the Information Technology program.

  • to participate in the design, evaluation, assessment, revision, and development of culturally relevant curriculum, courses by collaborating with other disciplines

  • to develop courses for Online / Hybrid courses, as well as coordinate with Regional and Online Campuses (ROC) course offerings.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology obtained from an accredited institution. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate good written and oral communication skills in the English language, as well as expertise in one or more of the following subjects: Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Cloud Computing Technologies, Discrete Mathematics, Networking, and Computer Programming Languages. The candidates must show evidence of effective teaching in Face-To-Face and Online techniques with at least one-year experience at the undergraduate level and some teaching experience with adult student populations.

Preferred Qualifications:
The preferred candidate will also have a history of active participation in professional development as evidenced by presentations and publications; display a readiness to work closely with undergraduate students and faculty colleagues through research, community engagement, and service initiatives; and exhibit the leadership abilities necessary to expand the Information Technology program. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in teaching, creating interdisciplinary courses across colleges, and program management, along with industry experience. The candidate is expected to conduct research and contribute to the growth of the field overall while engaging in peer collaboration.

Candidates with Cybersecurity and/or Artificial Intelligence background or professional experience.

Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation

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About University of La Verne

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university located in La Verne, California, United States, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

Founded in 1891, the university is composed of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, the College of Health and Community Well-Being, and the College of Law, eight regional campuses throughout Southern California, and robust online offerings. Scholastic opportunities abound, thanks to more than 50 undergraduate programs, more than 20 master’s degrees, five doctorates, and six credential programs.

Across all of the colleges, La Verne’s approximately 6,000 traditional age and adult learners help make the federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution one of the most diverse universities in the nation. Nearly half of the traditional undergraduates are first-generation students – the first in their immediate families to attend college. More than 70 percent of University of La Verne students receive some form of financial aid.

The university is also a pioneer in adult education, offering accelerated programs for adult learners at the La Verne Campus, regional campuses, and online.

University of La Verne is dedicated to the belief that a quality, values-based education enriches the human condition by engendering community engagement, scholarly accomplishment, and professionalism. Along with encouraging diversity, the university focuses on the individual as evidenced by its small class sizes. Professors are personally engaged and committed to helping students achieve their academic and professional goals.


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