The Department of Computer and Information Science at Messiah College invites applications for a full-time, term-tenure track, faculty position in computer and information science (cybersecurity) beginning August 2019.
Responsibilities: Teach introductory to advanced undergraduate computer and information science and cybersecurity classes such as Introduction to Cybersecurity, Data Communications and Networking, Network Security, Information Assurance, NIX System Administration and Security, Ethical Hacking, and Secure Software; serve as academic advisor to students in the department; lead the development and assessment of our new Cybersecurity major. In addition to these traditional teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will be an active scholar and contribute to departmental and institutional initiatives.
Qualifications: PhD or commensurate doctorate, strongly preferred, in Computer Science or a related field with a strong cybersecurity focus. Messiah College selects its educators for their Christian commitment as well as their proven teaching ability. They are outstanding teachers, scholars, authors, and experts in their fields. Candidates must evidence the potential for strong classroom teaching.
The Program: Messiah College's Computer and Information Science department currently offers a BS in Computer and Information Science with concentrations in Computer Science, Software Development, Web Management, and Business Information Systems and the Mobile App and Game Design concentration of our Digital Media inter-disciplinary major. We currently have close to 90 majors in the department. The CIS major includes a required internship and graduates have a high job placement rate.
The Department: Our 5 full-time faculty members hold degrees from Pace University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Texas and West Virginia University. Faculty pursue professional interests in web development, artificial intelligence, computer simulations, programming and programming languages, and ethics of technology. Our mission is mentoring students and preparing them professionally, personally and spiritually for impact and community, a growth mindset, and a strong foundation in the processes and applied practices of CIS. Core attributes we seek to instill in our students, include a Christ-like character, competence in the discipline, preparation for lifelong learning, perseverance, and strong communication and relational skills.
The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 13.9% of under-represented and 5.0% international students from 32 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.8% of students from under-represented populations. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.
Diversity: Messiah College's commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The college has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their teaching-learning, research, institutional service, and public engagement.
Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications and Nominations: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society." As well as the department mission, "to mentor students and prepare them professionally, personally and spiritually for impact and community, a growth mindset, and a strong foundation in the processes and applied practices of CIS."
Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.
Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran's status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories