Open Rank Visiting Professor – Computer Science

Southeast Missouri State University

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 202400080

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO

Department: Computer Science


Position Summary

Open Rank Visiting Professor – 5 positions available
Department of Computer Science
Harrison College of Business and Computing

The Department of Computer Science at Southeast Missouri State University invites applications for an Open Rank Visiting Professor position to start August 1, 2024. This multi-year engagement is aimed at enriching our academic community through a diverse array of teaching methodologies and research interests in the fields of Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Computer Information Systems.

Position Details

  • Rank: Visiting Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, Visiting Assistant Professor, or Visiting Instructor, commensurate with the candidate's qualifications.
  • Duration: The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of extension for an additional year contingent upon a favorable review of the candidate's teaching performance in the first year along with instructional needs of the department and University.
  • Teaching Load:The successful candidate will be expected to teach an average of 12-15 credit hours per semester depending on rank. Teaching responsibilities will span across our undergraduate and graduate programs including:
    1. BS in Computer Science
    2. BS in Cybersecurity
    3. BS in Computer Information Systems
    4. MS in Applied Computer Science
    5. MS in Cybersecurity

Teaching modalities will include face to face classes, online classes, and blended classes.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Systems, STEM or a closely related discipline is required, though candidates with a Master's degree who possess significant teaching and professional experience in the relevant fields will also be considered. (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government-certified university).
  • Demonstrated ability to teach effectively within and across the aforementioned programs
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in Information Systems, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and the potential to contribute to the department's research profile
  • Evidence of effective communication skills (verbal, written, and interpersonal
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community

As a public regional university with a graduate mission, Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion

Required Information & Deadline

Application Deadline: The position is available on August 1, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and full consideration will be given to those received by April 19, 2024. Reviews of applications will begin immediately and will continue on an ongoing basis.

Required Information: Submit the following items online by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page:

  • Cover letter detailing teaching philosophy, research interests, potential contributions to the department and broader academic community
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Contact information for three professional references.

Additional Information

About Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO): Founded in 1873 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. SEMO values access to high quality, affordable education with a broadly representative student body, faculty and staff that respects and celebrates a diverse learning community in a global society.

SEMO Fact Book: Institutional Research Factbook | SEMO
SEMO Strategic Action Plan: Strategic Action Plan (semo.edu)

Departmental Information: For further details about the Department of Computer Science and its programs, please visit our website at https://semo.edu/colleges-departments/business-computing/computer-science/.

To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/semoedu/jobs/4452084/open-rank-visiting-professor-computer-science

Southeast Missouri State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action. In accordance with this commitment, and in compliance with the requirements of applicable laws, it is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees in its employment practices, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. The University believes that a diverse University community advances the academic purposes of the University and enhances the working and learning environment.


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About Southeast Missouri State University

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