Associate Professor for the School of Computing and Informatics

Faculty Opportunity

Lipscomb University has more than 4,000 students and was ranked in theTop 20 universities in the South, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s “2012 America’s Best Colleges” guidebook. Lipscomb is located in Nashville, Tennessee, the nation's 27th largest city and ranked as one of the five friendliest cities in America. Lipscomb University is seeking qualified applicants for the following opening.

Associate Professor, School of Computing and Informatics

The School of Computing and Informatics at Lipscomb University invites applications from exceptionally qualified candidates in all areas of computer science and information technology for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position. Strongest consideration will be given to candidates in the following four areas: (1) algorithms, (2) theory of computing, (3) modern telecommunication systems and/or wireless networks, and (4) mobile computing with game development. The School of Computing and Informatics comprises undergraduate programs in computer science, information technology applications, web application development and information security. The school also currently has two graduate programs: MS in Information Security and a Master’s in Health Care Informatics.

Qualifications
Earned doctorate degree in computer science or information technology. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation at the time of application, and must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Teaching experience is preferred, but applicants with the ability to rapidly develop superior teaching skills are also invited to apply. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with faculty, staff and students. Candidates should also have a belief in and commitment to the primary mission of Lipscomb University: the integration of Christian faith and practice with academic excellence. Candidates must be active members of the Churches of Christ.

Responsibilities
Effectively teach computer science and information technology courses in at least two of the four areas indicated above. Advise and mentor School of Computing and Informatics students. Develop instructional methods that will reflect best practices in pedagogy. The successful candidate will also demonstrate evidence of or potential for research, successful grant writing, and the ability to work collaboratively with on-campus and off-campus colleagues and constituencies. The School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Application Process
Candidates should submit the following: (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae including the list of publications and professional activities, (3) candidates should also complete the mission and faith journey statement hosted on the faculty employment website.(4) names, addresses (including e-mail addresses) and phone numbers of three referees, and (5) official transcripts. It is preferred that documentation for items 1-4 be submitted as PDF attachments online at hr.lipscomb.
edu. Mail the official transcripts to Dr. Fortune Mhlanga; Director, School of Computing and Informatics; One University Park Drive; Nashville, TN 37204-3951.

Application Deadline
To ensure fullest consideration of your application all materials, including supporting letters, should be received by December 2, 2011. However, screening will continue until the position is filled. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.