Assistant Professor - Computer Science - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Department Chair, conducts assigned undergraduate and/or graduate courses and seminars. Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study with measurable objectives. Serves on college/school or university committees. Engages in scholarly activities, and/or creative endeavors which contributes to the academic mission of the university. Develops curriculums, independent study activities, and off-campus learning such as practicums and internships. Renders service to the community relevant to the appropriate academic specialty. Participates collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the department and college. Supports the guiding principles of the university embodied in the university’s mission.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph. D. in Computer Science or closely related discipline.
Demonstrated strength in, and a passion for teaching.
Expertise in teaching mathematical subjects related to computer science including discrete structures, the theory of computation, artificial intelligence, compiler technology, operating systems, and analysis of algorithms.
Experience in developing and teaching courses at the graduate level.


Knowledge and experience of subject matter and content in computer science. Mastery of modern programming languages such as C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, and Python.

Knowledge of the foundations of computing including programming, algorithms and data structures, databases, and in one of more of the following fields: computer application, system, and web programming; cloud computing systems; distributed systems design and development; computer architecture; and other computer science-related specializations.

Knowledge of current trends and research in computer science.


Skills in verbal and written communication in English.

Skills in time management and personal organization.

Skills in problem solving.

Effective presentation of course materials and learning experiences for students of all levels.


Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.

Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, agency administrators, and community practitioners from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and initiative in solving problems.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to interpret the university’s core values (serious, inclusive, engaged) as they apply to student success.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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