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Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Non-Tenure Track Instructor of Computer Science

Otterbein University
Westerville, Ohio 43081
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School of Professional Studies
Tenure Track Assistant Professor/Non-Tenure Track Instructor of Computer Science


BACKGROUND: The Department of Engineering is a newly established department within the School of Professional Studies at Otterbein.  Innovative, multi-disciplinary programs in Systems Engineering & Mechanical Engineering, were launched in fall 2015 & 2017 respectively.  In fall 2017, the Computer Science programs were merged with Engineering, offering a BS, BA and minor in Computer Science.  The department is housed at the Point, the new STEAM Innovation Center, a unique resource that integrates academic programs and industrial and entrepreneurial partners.  To learn more about the Computer Science programs, please visit  http://www.otterbein.edu/public/Academics/Departments/MathematicalSciences.aspx or https://otterbeinpoint.com/programs/engineering/.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor, a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field, completed by time of appointment, is required. To be hired at the rank of Instructor, a Master’s in Computer Science is required. Qualified applicants in all areas of Computer Science will be considered. 

We are interested in appointing faculty who have experience in many subspecialties including but not limited to augmented intelligence, reverse engineering, IoT, machine learning, robotics, programming, systems for data science, cloud computing, and/or human factors.  Preference will be given to candidates with a record of teaching excellence, experience integrating experiential learning, experience in curricula development, and a strong commitment to service and collaborative work with business/industry. 

The ideal candidate must possess superior communication, leadership and organizational skills, and an ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse communities and cultures. 

Review of Applications will begin December 1 and continue until the position is filled.

STARTING DATE:  August 2018.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teach, approximately seven courses a year at both the introductory and advanced levels. Additionally, the candidate will participate in curriculum development, student advising, service to the department and university. An additional responsibility is building and maintaining relationships with business/industry to promote transdisciplinary collaboration to benefit students, the department, and the University.   Scholarship expectations, for tenure-track faculty, would include professional research in Computer Science (emphasis on the development and use of software in business and industry)which contributes to the advancement of their field by developing a research program consistent with the educational mission of the Department. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute by collaborating with other disciplines within the university through their research, teaching, and/or service.

OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY Otterbein University is a private university nationally-recognized for its intentional blending of liberal arts and professional studies through its renowned Integrative Studies curriculum and its commitments to experiential learning and community engagement. Otterbein’s commitment to opportunity started with its founding in 1847 as one of the nation’s first universities to welcome women and persons of color to its community of teachers and learners. Otterbein remains committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its spirit of inclusion, and to extending its legacy of recruiting a heterogeneous faculty, student body, and staff; to fostering a climate that doesn’t just accommodate differences, but engages with them; and to providing rich opportunities for learning from those differences.  Otterbein is a recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Community Service Classification; a finalist for the 2014 President’s Award for Economic Opportunity Community Service; and has been honored With Distinction by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the list’s inception in 2006. It stands in its category’s top 10 percent in U.S. News & World Report’s guide to “America’s Best Colleges.” Otterbein’s student population includes 2,400 undergraduate and 500 graduate students.  The University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors; seven master’s programs; and a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP).  In addition, Otterbein is home to The Point — a science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) innovation center — which is a one-of-a-kind resource that combines academics with the business and manufacturing needs of our community.

WHERE: Otterbein University is located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus that has been ranked the fifth friendliest town in America by Forbes and Nextdoor.com in 2012 and 15th on Money Magazine’s 2009 list of Best Places to Live. Westerville has a population of approximately 36,000 people and combines the beauty and convenience of a medium-sized community with the cultural, educational, and economic benefits of Columbus, the state capital; a thriving and diverse metropolitan area of 1.4 million people.  Central Ohio is the fastest growing area in the state with stability provided by a diversified economy. To learn more about Otterbein, visit www.otterbein.edu.

APPLICATION: To apply, send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy and three (3) current letters of reference to: Dr. Barbara Schaffner, Dean of the School of Professional Studies, Otterbein University, One South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081.  Email submissions (preferred) to academicjobs@otterbein.edu.  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  For full consideration, please submit application materials by December 1, 2017. Finalists for the position will be asked to submit official transcripts for their highest degree earned.  To learn more about the School of Professional Studies, please visit us at www.otterbein.edu/professional studies.

Otterbein University is committed to providing a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination.  To this end, the University prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status in its programs and  activities.  However, the University’s commitment to a nondiscriminatory environment is not intended to abridge unduly its commitment to academic freedom, free speech, or its educational mission. Inquiries or complaints regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to:

Scott Fitzgerald
Director of Human Resources



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