Job Description

Job ID
19049
Location
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary
Regular

JOB DETAILS:


Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science/Mathematics position with an anticipated start date of August 21st, 2023. We are seeking a dynamic individual committed to teaching core undergraduate computer science classes, mathematics courses, and/or specialty courses in their research area, based on interest and department needs. Our nationally ranked, ABET-accredited programs offer courses in a variety of specialized areas including Cybersecurity, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Math Education, IT and Computer Networking, Game Design and Development, Machine Learning/Data Science, Mobile and Web Development, and Software Development.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum / Required

  • PhD (or equivalent) in computer science, software engineering, mathematics, applied mathematics, or related field required by contract start date.
  • Commitment to teaching undergraduate courses in computer science.
  • Evidence of teaching experience in mathematics, computer science, or a related field.

Highly Desired

  • Demonstrated area of expertise that contributes to teaching cryptography.
  • Expressed interest in teaching mathematics courses that support cybersecurity (including discrete mathematics, linear algebra, etc.).
  • Interest in involving undergraduate students in research.
  • Demonstrated commitment to establishing a climate (work environment) that embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching an average of 12 credit hours of coursework each semester in lower and upper-level courses in computer science and/or mathematics (as needed), 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.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

The Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department offers all the core courses necessary for many programs:

We also offer coursework supporting the ABET-accredited Computer and Electrical Engineering program (∼181 students) and the Information and Communication Technologies Program (∼119 students).

The Computer Science program’s concentration in Game Design and Development continues to be nationally recognized, ranking 26th in the Princeton Review’s 2022 Top Game Design programs. In addition, UW-Stout is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Computer Science program is nationally ranked in the 30 Most Affordable Residential Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science 2021 by computersciencedegreehub.com. A typical computer science or math class size is about 30 students, and we have a robust tutoring staff to support instruction in foundational courses. All students are provided with personal laptops and software to support interactive, hands-on learning.

We are a very inclusive department of 28 full-time members, housed within the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management, with a commitment to diversity, a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, and a growing program of scholarship and research in computer science, mathematics, statistics, and related areas. 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., Canvas course management and online homework systems), and interactive distance education courses. For several years, the department has actively contributed to the Wisconsin Science Olympiad, and in May of 2016, UW-Stout hosted the National Science Olympiad.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications received by end of day, December 11th, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications submitted after December 11th, 2022 may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/careers-jobs

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter*
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Statement of research interests
  5. Inclusivity statement #
  6. Contact information for three (3) professional references, one of which must be able to speak to your teaching ability.
  7. Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

# Please provide a separate one-page document demonstrating your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that supports student success; including any experience you have in promoting these in the past, and any plans to advance these in your future career.

Applicants must 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.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation 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 accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Dr. Seth Berrier

Phone: (715) 232-1654

Email: cssearch@uwstout.edu

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:

Search Coordinator: Judy Darwin

Phone: (715) 232-2308

Email: darwinj@uwstout.edu

INSTITUTIONAL OVERVIEW

An innovative leader within the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin-Stout offers an unparalleled career-focused education that integrates applied learning, theory and research and real-world experiences to prepare our students for the future. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we’re proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 47 undergraduate, 21 masters and 3 advanced programs and more than 30 certificate options in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 8,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin’s only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us.

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

In response to a public records request, 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 final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7)

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information

Job Family: Teaching