Mathematics and Computer Science, Tenure Track
Minot State University - Minot, ND

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The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of computer science beginning August 2014.

Required qualifications:
· A Ph.D. degree in computer science or related field is required. The degree must be from a regionally (SACS, Middle States, NCA-HLC, etc.) accredited or recognize international institution.
· Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English.
· Demonstrated success in and enthusiasm for teaching.
· Willingness and ability to teach the theoretical, applied, and practical sides of computer science.
· Demonstrated desire to contribute to the computer science community through service and scholarship.
· Desire to join a team of teachers who enthusiastically work together to engage students in the study of computer science.
· Ability to develop relationships and collaborate with those in local industry.
· Ability to supervise and advise students who are completing undergraduate research, internships, capstone projects, and field experiences.

Desired qualifications:
· Teaching experience and expertise in an additional area(s) also offered in the department is highly desired; these areas include networking, cyber security, and database.
· Knowledge and experience in using instructional technology.
· Evidence of scholarly activity.
· Evidence of student engagement in the classroom and in undergraduate research.

The teaching load for this position is 12 hours per semester (fall and spring). The candidate will be expected to teach a variety of computer science classes from beginning to advanced undergraduate programming, as well as related computer science classes. These classes may be taught in a traditional setting (on-campus), at an off-campus location such as Minot Air Force Base, online and/or blended classes. The person will advise students, serve on departmental and campus committees, make scholarly contributions to the computer science profession, supervise and advise students who are completing undergraduate research, internships, capstone projects, and field experiences, and develop relationships and collaborate with those in local industry. Additional opportunities for online teaching are possible.

Minot State University was founded in 1913 and has evolved from a normal school to a Carnegie Masters I Institution. The campus has three colleges and offers 12 master's degree programs. There is a rich mix of liberal arts and professional programs offering more than 60 majors at the undergraduate level. MSU has a strong online program that uses a wide variety of communication tools to deliver coursework, training, and workshops to a worldwide audience. Enrollment is approximately 3600. Additional information is available at the MSU website:

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science currently includes 12 full-time and 4 part-time faculty members. It offers majors in mathematics, mathematics education, and computer science, and a minor in applied statistics. The department offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Mathematics degree. It also offers a mathematics concentration for elementary and middle school teachers in the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program. Faculty research emphasizes applications of computer science, mathematics, and statistics together with mathematics education.
Information on the department and its programs is available at
Information on the M.A.T. Math graduate program is available at

Minot and the neighboring air force base is a growing community of about 65,000 people. Minot is at the intersection of three major highways and is serviced by Delta, United, Frontier, and Allegiant Airlines, and Amtrak. The community provides a variety of opportunities to pursue individual interests and hobbies. Information is available at

Minot State University is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, service, cooperation, and a respect for people and place. Our Vision 2013 is a vision for Minot State University to become a premier public institution in the Great Plains. This bold initiative rests on a philosophy of engagement and place. We believe that the university experience should provide students connection between academic subjects and the reality of life on the Great Plains, between theory and practice and between local experiences and global realities. This philosophy is grounded in an expectation that all students can learn, grow, and succeed if given the support, guidance and an engaging learning environment. Minot State University seeks individuals that will help us create a community that is pervasively focused on: student growth, learning and success; the development of students with integrity, character, and intelligence; institutional commitment to civic engagement, stewardship of its local and global place; and meaningful service for the welfare of others. Candidates interested in joining us achieve Vision 2013, are encouraged to apply for this position or contact us for more information.

To apply, please send a letter of application, a current vita, transcript, evidence of successful teaching including student evaluations, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to:

Cheryl Nilsen, Chair
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Minot State University
500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58707
Online application form:

Preliminary questions may be directed to Scott Kast at 701-858-3081 or to Stephen Hayton at 701-858-3075 Screening of applications will begin in November 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

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