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Tenure Track in Computer Engineering

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a faculty appointment to a tenure track position in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering beginning in August 2022. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents.

An earned doctorate or masters from an accredited institution in the field of computer engineering is preferred. We are open to candidates with postgraduate degrees in computer science or electrical engineering, especially if the candidate can teach computer architecture. Excellence in teaching is important. Previous teaching experience is desired. Evidence of active and ongoing scholarship is desirable. Prior to application, we welcome letters of inquiry to discuss a candidate’s potential academic fit within the department (address letters to cse_chair@cse.taylor.edu).

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses for majors and non-majors depending on their expertise that could include some of the following: introduction to programming for engineers, operations research, computer architecture, operating systems, as well as courses in the applicant’s area of specialization. The teaching load is 24 credit hours for the year. The successful candidate will be encouraged to engage in research and other forms of scholarship that involve undergraduate students. The candidate should be comfortable with creative instruction and curriculum development. The appointee will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Standard faculty duties such as advising, committee assignments, and scholarly activity are expected.

Department

The CSE Program consists of seven faculty members who serve over 180 students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Science-Digital Media, Computer Science-Cybersecurity, and majors with an Information Systems and Analytics component, as well as providing instruction for students in general education and service courses. The Computer Engineering degree has been ABET-accredited since 2007. CSE is housed in the 127,000 square foot LEED Gold certified Euler Science Complex that opened in 2012 and has 4 labs with 90 dual-boot Windows/Linux workstations and access to 3D printers, a laser cutter, CNC machine, and other engineering equipment. Departmental faculty have expertise in artificial intelligence (including machine learning), cybersecurity, graphics, parallel and distributed computing, information systems, networks, operating systems, software engineering, and full-stack web development.

Location

Taylor University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships. Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.

The University is located in the small town of Upland, IN, which is 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The combination of rural location and proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits.

Start Date

August 2022

Application

Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, and a completed application (including transcripts and letters of references) to academics@taylor.edu. The application is available at https://jobs.taylor.edu/docs/FacultyApplication.doc Materials should be addressed to Dr. Grace Ju Miller, Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences. All materials will remain confidential. If desired, informal letters of inquiry can be sent to Dr. Stefan Brandle (cse_chair@cse.taylor.edu). The University and Department are keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.