Announcement of Position Vacancy
Department of Computer Science
College of Arts and Science
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. BGSU is a smoke-free work environment.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science (up to two positions)
Successful candidates are expected to be effective teachers and scholars. They are expected to teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and be productive in scholarly research and sponsored projects.
- Ph.D. degree or equivalent in computer science or a closely related discipline, or to have completed the requirements for the degree by August 13, 2014.
- A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and research.
- A commitment to pursuing scholarly activities in areas likely to attract external funding
- Preferred area of specialization is software engineering, including but not limited to: software requirements, software architecture and design, software testing and quality management, software project management, software maintenance, software assurance, design patterns, usability engineering and user interface design.
- Ability to teach a variety of courses in computer science.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with candidate experience and credentials. Summer teaching for additional pay is generally available.
Effective Date of Employment:
The effective date of employment is August 13, 2014.
Applications and Nominations:
Questions may be directed to the Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Ray Kresman, at email@example.com or +1-419-372-8783. To apply, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your intention to apply for this position and include the following:
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of teaching philosophy and research agenda
- Contact information for three professional references
- Copies of all transcripts
Attachments should use PDF or Microsoft Word format. All applications must be submitted electronically by Sunday, January 12, 2014. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
After we receive your application, we will contact your references and ask them to supply an evaluation of your professional qualifications for this position. An electronic version is adequate for initial evaluation purposes, but we will request a signed and dated hardcopy for all finalists. The department will select a small number of finalists to come to campus for an interview. Finalists are required to provide official transcripts. A background check is also required for employment.
The Department of Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science is an independent academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences and offers both BS and MS degrees. It has 11 full-time faculty members, a full-time technical support staff member, and full-time administrative staff member, and about 335 students (undergraduate and graduate). Excellent computing support for both instruction and research is accessible from faculty offices. Faculty members in the department strive to promote a collegial and supportive atmosphere where the contributions of each member are fully recognized. The vast majority of classes taught by the department are smaller than 35 students; the largest class contains 54 students. The department is committed to cultural and gender diversity at all levels; women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Current areas of interest in the department include: agile software development and software engineering, artificial intelligence, genetic algorithms, distributed simulation, distributed systems, cloud computing, high performance computing, graphics, visualization, HCI, computer and information security, information retrieval, and text mining. The department is expected to play a significant role in the university’s strategic initiative on big data.
The following are the Computer Science department’s vision and mission statements:
Computer Science Vision:
The Department of Computer Science strives to provide a rigorous intellectual environment that fosters the search for new knowledge in a highly dynamic computing-centric society through selected research and applied efforts and the growth of its students into critical thinkers and lifelong learners who can apply their knowledge and skills for the betterment of society.
Computer Science Mission:
Provide a current, comprehensive, collaborative, and client-centered learning environment for computer science and professional values associated with the discipline
The College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college in the University, with 31 departments and 4 schools. The college offers more than 100 disciplines and subdisciplines as well as nine interdisciplinary programs. There are nearly 450 full-time faculty members in the college. Faculty research productivity is indicated by the publication annually of 15-20 books, hundreds of scholarly articles, and an average of $4-5 million in external grants per year. The mean ACT score for students entering the college is 23 and has been increasing recently.
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green State University is a public, state-assisted residential university with nearly 20,000 students (including 3,500 graduate students). Of these, 10% are from outside Ohio and 540 are from other countries. There are 884 full-time faculty members, of whom more than 80% have the terminal degree. The colleges are Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Human Development, Firelands, Graduate College, Health and Human Services, Musical Arts, Technology. The university offers 51 Master’s programs and 16 doctoral programs, a large number of which are in the College of Arts and Sciences.