Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a tenure track faculty position beginning in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, with a focus on ability to teach Systems Analysis and Design courses beginning in August 2018. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Science, Engineering, or related discipline. Exceptional candidates with an appropriate MS and extensive directly related experience will be considered. Industry experience sufficient to teach Information Systems Analysis and Information Systems Design with practical application is strongly preferred. Highly desired is the ability to contribute to existing expertise in the department (including cybersecurity, machine learning, artificial intelligence, satellite system development, parallel and distributed processing) as we look to the future to keep the curriculum current.
Because Taylor University is a Christ-centered, evangelical, nondenominational, covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and its mission of ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need, applicants must confess a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, have a vibrant Christian faith, and display a passion for the mission and educational philosophy of Taylor University.
The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses in the department including courses in the existing Systems program. Other courses taught will depend on interest and background. Involvement with the Taylor Center for Missions Computing is possible.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active program of faculty-mentored student research and scholarship. Active membership in professional societies, professional service, student advising, faculty governance responsibilities, and chapel attendance are expected.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers majors in Computer Science, Computer Science/Cybersecurity, Computer Science – Digital Media, and Computer Engineering which is ABET accredited. The department contributes to the University Foundational Core and cooperates closely with the Physics and Engineering Department and the Mathematics Department. The Department has 8 full-time faculty and two full-time staff who manage the department computing facilities and servers.
International trips with students are common in cooperation the Taylor Center for Missions Computing. Cooperation with Handong Global University in Korea as increasing. Recent research and work projects have been funded by Lockheed Martin Advanced Tech Labs and RT Logic. Faculty and students have also been involved in successful nano-satellite programs funded by a variety of government and private agencies.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is housed in the 127,000 square foot Euler Science Center opened in 2012.
Taylor University is an evangelical nondenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.
Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.
The University is located in the small town of Upland, IN, which is 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The combination of rural location and proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits.
Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is available at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Grace Ju Miller, Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences. All materials will remain confidential. The University and Department are keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.
About Taylor University
Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts college with a student body of 1,870 on its Upland, Indiana, campus, is known for its distinctive community of scholarship and faith. In addition to a concerned, competent faculty and modern facilities, the University cherishes an atmosphere of uncommon quality, which inspires personal participation and spiritual growth as well as intellectual development. Graduate program in higher education is offered. In addition, Taylor Online serves over 1,200 adult students through degree and non-degree offerings in credit and non-credit formats in distance/distributed learning environments.