Computer Science Faculty
North Hennepin Community College - Brooklyn Park, MN

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North Hennepin Community College seeks innovative instructors dedicated to excellence in teaching who desire to become part of a creative, vibrant, student-centered learning community. New faculty will practice contemporary teaching strategies, including learner outcome assessments and online instruction. Classes are held on campus as well as at off-campus sites and meet during daytime hours, in the evenings, on weekends, and online. Faculty members at North Hennepin are professionally active scholars who participate in departmental and campus-wide matters to enhance their disciplines, promote interdisciplinary discourse and collaboration, and advance the college mission.

Primary teaching responsibilities include teaching a wide variety of courses, including Mobile Programming Applications Development, Computer Architecture, Game Programming, Java, C, C++, C# Programming languages, ASP.NET, Microsoft SQL, Database Modeling and Design, Discrete Math, Programming for Internet and Computer Basics. Supervising undergraduate research and Capstone projects. Mentoring a student professional organization. Expectations include continuous curriculum development, revision of instructional material, and assessment of learner outcomes. Collegiality is essential for ongoing development of departmental and divisional missions and objectives. North Hennepin expects faculty to fully participate on committees involving academic, professional, and student development.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
Education Requirement
Master's degree with a major in computer science, or
Master's degree in any discipline/field with a minimum of 16 graduate semester credits (24 graduate quarter credits) in computer science Preferred Education and Professional Qualifications:

Professional Experience

  • Two years of recent industry experience in developing mobile applications (Android, iOS)
  • Five years of industry experience as hands-on software developer or computer programmer of desktop and Web-based applications
  • Working knowledge of the most current versions of .NET, programming languages Java, C#, C, C++, Objective-C, JavaScript, and an assembly language
  • Experience in utilizing the correspondent major software development environments, including mobile device simulators
  • Experience in game programming
  • Experience in database design, knowledge of data structure organization and patterns, and hands-on experience with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Familiarity with XML, UML 2 and diagramming software
Teaching experience:
  • Two years of recent demonstrated experience teaching college-level software development including mobile development, databases, and Web site design courses, preferably at a community college
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of instructional techniques used to increase student learning in software development
  • Flexibility to teach daytime, evening, weekend, online, or off-campus sections
  • Working knowledge of instructional techniques and delivery methods such as online education, digital technology, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with learner outcomes assessment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in diverse culture and populations
  • Demonstrated ability to educate adult learners, students of color, students with disabilities, and international students
Application Procedure and Supplemental Information:
You must apply online and attach a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references in order to be considered for this position. Paper applications and resumes will not be considered.

One of the largest community colleges in the state, North Hennepin Community College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, comprised of 32 public institutions. We serve more than 14,000 students with credit offerings and an additional 6,600 people from 260+ organizations with continuing education and customized training.

NHCC's 80-acre campus is located at the intersection of 85th Avenue North and West Broadway in Brooklyn Park - easy access from major highways including 610, 694, 94, 81, 169, and 252. The College serves a rapidly growing, richly diverse northwest corridor of the Twin Cities metro area.

Full-time, unlimited faculty work 171 days during a nine-month academic year and receive excellent benefits including health insurance (100% employer paid single premium or 90% employer paid family premium); life insurance; optional dental, short-and long-term disability and long-term care insurance; paid personal and sick leave; defined benefits and defined contribution (401(a) retirement plans); tuition waiver for employees and dependents; and optional 457 and 403(b) retirement savings plans.

Under the collective bargaining agreement with the Minnesota State College Faculty (MSCF), new faculty to the system receive a salary placement based on education and related experience after a job offer is accepted. The maximum salary at hire is $58,000 per academic year, depending on education and experience.

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