Employment Description

Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science & Graduate Cybersecurity Program Director
Date Posted 11/28/2016
Hiring Status No Longer Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in computer science.  This 12-month position will serve both the undergraduate computer science program (75%) and a new graduate cybersecurity program (25%).  The undergraduate faculty appointment is anticipated to be at the assistant/associate professor level and the graduate faculty appointment will be as Program Director.  
Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science: As a member of the undergraduate Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics, the successful candidate will teach the spectrum of undergraduate computer science courses (from basic computer science courses to software engineering related courses), provide service to the department and university, advise students, maintain a record of scholarly activity, and advance the curriculum in-line with current trends in the computer science and software engineering fields.
Program Director, M.S. Cybersecurity Program: The Program Director provides leadership for a new online Master of Science in Cybersecurity program.  The Director will ensure program vitality and academic quality by balancing administrative and academic functions. The Program Director works within a community of professionals dedicated to providing relevant, rigorous, and relational academic experiences for adult learners.  The Program Director is accountable for overall program administration, faculty and curricular leadership, and professional development and university service activities.
Essential Skills and Abilities
Essential Skills and Abilities for the Undergraduate Assistant/Associate Professor Appointment
  • Computer science experience and/or teaching experience across the spectrum of computer science courses.
  • Willingness to adapt curricula and teaching to the current trends and developments in computer science software engineering.
  • Experience or willingness to use novel instructional design approaches to course and curriculum development.
Essential Skills and Abilities for the Graduate Program Director Appointment:
  • An understanding of critical issues surrounding cybersecurity and the training of individuals in this area.  
This individual will work with the professionals across departments supporting marketing, student services, and budgeting and fiscal accountability, as well as the School Dean to:
  • Facilitate the development of a multi-year marketing and visibility campaign.
  • Establish and monitor annual enrollment goals and monitor the academic status of students.
  • Maintain relationships in the community for the purpose of recruiting and marketing and finding and hiring graduate teaching faculty.
  • Forecast income and expenses, create multi-year budgets, and monitor program fiscal performance.
  • Supervise a team of program staff and faculty.
  • Evaluate faculty performance by reviewing faculty evaluations, observing classroom teaching, and monitoring professional and scholarly productivity.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • PhD in computer science (or related field) or a master’s in computer science with significant software engineering and/or cybersecurity experience.
  • Demonstrated excellence in software applications and development.
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience preferred.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. 

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference.
Application Review Date 01/05/2017
Starting Date
Contact Ms. Betty Kube
Contact Email bkube@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.