Job: Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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Job Title:Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Job ID:12450
Location:UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time:Full-Time
One (or more, pending funding) Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science position(s). We are seeking a dynamic individual committed to undergraduate teaching. Anticipated start date: August 21, 2017.

- PhD in computer science or related field required by August 2017 (all areas of expertise will be considered)

- Evidence of teaching ability
- Strong interest in teaching undergraduate courses
- Interest in involving undergraduate students in research
- Areas of expertise that can contribute to teaching coursework in Artificial Intelligence, Game Design and Development, Graphics, or Mobile Applications

Teach an average of 12 credit hours of coursework each semester in lower and upper level courses in computer science; involvement in curriculum development; research and scholarly activity; academic advisement; course and program assessment of student learning; and service to the department and the university are expected along with other duties as assigned by the department chair.

The Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Department has 26 full-time members, a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, and a growing program of scholarship and research in mathematics, computer science, statistics, and related areas. The department received the 2008 University of Wisconsin System Regents Teaching Excellence Award for Academic Departments and Programs. The department is committed to student centered and technology enhanced instruction. Technology usage includes students working on laptops in the classroom, web enhancements (e.g., course management and on-line homework systems), and interactive distance education courses. Faculty members involve undergraduate students in research and the department has hosted an NSF-sponsored REU site in Mathematics in the past. In May 2016, the department actively contributed to UW-Stout's hosting of the National Science Olympiad tournament.

The department offers all the core courses necessary for the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (~185 students) and Game Design and Development-Computer Science (~180 students) programs as well as coursework supporting the Computer Engineering program (~150 students). It also provides service courses (in all three disciplines: statistics, mathematics, and computer science) for the numerous programs within the university. The department has recently launched a Master's Degree in Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

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A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stout serves over 9,500 students in 26 graduate programs (including two terminal degrees) and 48 undergraduate programs. As "Wisconsin's Polytechnic University," students, faculty and staff use applied learning, scientific theory and research to solve real-world problems, grow the state's economy and serve society. A leader in adopting new technology, UW-Stout is a digital campus and faculty and staff use available technology in their positions including course delivery. Increasingly courses are offered via alternative delivery methods and time frames.

The university is located in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, one hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94; located in the scenic Chippewa Valley Region with a population base of more than 200,000. Menomonie is a city of 16,000 surrounded by lakes, streams and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

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As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:
- Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
- Current curriculum vitae
- Unofficial copies of undergraduate & graduate transcripts; (Note: official transcripts required at time of hire)
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Statement of research interests
- Three letters of recommendation (including current contact information)

To ensure consideration submit a complete online application by 11:59 p.m. November 9, 2016. Screening of applications will begin November 10, 2016. Applications may be reviewed until position is filled.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Dr. Diane Christie
Phone: (715) 232-1213

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
TA Coordinator: Ms. Becky Simonson
Phone: (715) 232-2391

Job Family: Teaching

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