Adjunct Faculty: Computer Science

  • Part-time
  • Type of employment: Casual / on-call
  • FLSA Status: Exempt (salaried/teaching/stipend)
  • Job Classification: Adjunct Faculty
  • Department: Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Company Description

Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees to approximately 3,400 students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience. Guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.

Augsburg's Statement of Commitment on Equity

We believe that education is the key to healthy, meaningful and productive lives for individuals, as well as to the vibrancy of our democracy. Augsburg University is dedicated to achieving an educational experience free from the barriers of poverty, racism, and discrimination so that students can fully realize their unique gifts. Recognizing that higher education's democratic promise is compromised by systemic and systematic barriers to college access and completion, Augsburg is called to stand for equity in everything we do to fulfill our academic mission, serve our students and engage our fellow citizens.

Job Description

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at Augsburg University invites applications for adjunct faculty positions to teach introductory Computer Science courses during the 2022-2023 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching one or two sections of introductory courses and/or labs in Computer Science such as Introduction to Computer Programming (Python), Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (Java), or Information Security and Assurance. Available courses vary by term. Most classes are held during the day, 2-3 days per week.

In addition to teaching the class and grading student work, instructors are expected to respond to student questions through email, hold regularly scheduled office hours, reach out to students with course progress information, and communicate regularly with the course coordinator. A course syllabus with calendar, textbook and homework selection, sample activities and exams, and shared office space are typically provided.

Most classes are taught in-person on our Minneapolis campus; some evening and summer classes are taught synchronously over Zoom. Each fall or spring semester course requires approximately 12-15 hours/week for 15-16 weeks. Teaching in-person is a union position, covered by a collective bargaining agreement with SEIU; pay starts at $4,750 per course. Pay for online classes starts at $4,250. Review of applications is on-going during summer (for fall), fall (for spring), and spring (for summer).

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Candidates should be committed to student engagement and student success with a diverse group of learners.
  • A Master's in Computer Science or a related field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • The ideal candidate will have some experience teaching at the post-secondary level or significant experience teaching at the secondary level.

Additional Information

To apply for this position, upload a cover letter, CV, and official transcripts. In the cover letter, candidates should address their ability to educate and mentor diverse students and/or contribute to a diverse community. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg University contacting your references. Application review will begin immediately; position open until filled.

Among the distinctive features of the university are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitments to our urban context and the world beyond it are enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education and Experience, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. 

As part of Augsburg University's commitment to intentional diversity, 50% of our current student body identifies as Black, Indigenous, and persons of color. The emerging interdisciplinary Department of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies builds on this foundation to further diversify our academic curriculum and co-curricular programs. We do this work out of historical and contemporary obligations rooted in our ethical and intellectual commitments to prepare our diverse student body for a cosmopolitan world.


Application Instructions:

Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Transcripts

As a part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references.

For specific inquiries about these adjunct opportunities, please email the Department Chair, Pavel Belík ([email protected])

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.  Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

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