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Chair of Computer Science

LSU Shreveport

Shreveport, Louisiana 71115
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The Department of Computer Science at Louisiana State University in Shreveport invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences to begin in the fall of 2018. 

The Chair will teach 2 classes per semester (6 credit hours) and oversee Departmental operations, personnel, and resources. Additionally, the Chair will advance the Departmental vision of academic leadership and excellence and will represent the Department to academia, industry, and government for its continued vitality. The Chair will actively work with faculty in the Department and across the University to identify and pursue innovations in research, education, and service. Moreover, the Chair will be actively involved in strategic planning that would expand the influence of the Department in the broader academic community both within and outside the university, and will promote diversity within the Department and the institution.

The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field. The candidate should have a track record of research, classroom teaching, student mentorship, and funding from diverse sources. The candidate must provide evidence of scientific and organizational leadership, educational innovation, and have outstanding communication, interpersonal, and administrative skills.

Interested individuals should submit an application, including a cover letter summarizing qualifications and leadership approach, a vision statement for the Department, a research and student mentoring statement, a teaching statement, detailed curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Please send electronic copies of these documents to Dr. Alfred McKinney at Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis starting on October 30th, 2017, until the position is filled and the posting removed from the LSUS HR Web site.  We welcome questions related to this posting.

Please, visit for more details about LSUS and for more information on this position and other employment opportunities.

LSUS is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. LSUS is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

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