Ideal candidates are teacher-scholars who are committed to excellence in teaching computer science and eager to contribute to a richly diverse community of learners through teaching, advising/mentoring, service, and scholarship. Faculty get to know students well with normally no more than 25 students per class (often smaller). A typical teaching load is three courses per semester and usually includes both introductory and advanced classes. Both positions will include opportunities to supervise student internships, mentor undergraduate research, and engage in applied projects in computer science. Additional responsibilities include student advising and engaging in service activities within the department, the University, and the profession. Production of peer-reviewed scholarship is required for tenure.
Candidates with a Ph.D. in an area of computer science and an active scholarly program are eligible for the tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Candidates with a Masters degree in an area of computer science or related area (with at least 18 graduate credits in computer science) are eligible for a continuing non-tenure track position at the rank of Instructor. For a non-tenure track position, candidates must hold U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.
The Computer Science program will include five full-time faculty and is housed within the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science (a total of 12 full-time faculty), and located in the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion which opened in 2018. The Computer Science program partners closely with other disciplines in the department as well as Business, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Fine Arts. Augsburg's location in Minneapolis allows for engagement and fruitful collaboration with computer scientists at the many colleges and universities in the Twin Cities as well as local research labs and industry which includes many Fortune 500 companies. Professional travel funds up to $1500 per year are available for professional conference travel, as supported by our Center for Teaching and Learning (http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/).
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to approximately 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the university focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church,and shaped by its urban and global settings. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.
Augsburg University values the diversity of persons, perspectives, and convictions. Critical thinking, rigorous analysis, and open discussion across a full range of ideas lie at the heart of the University's mission as an institution of higher learning. Essential to the University in living out its mission of educating students be "informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders" is that our foundation be one of diversity, inclusion, equity, and intercultural competency.
Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a site in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Central America and southern Africa.
To apply for this position, go to http://www.augsburg.edu/hr/ and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, list of courses taught (or teaching-related experiences), teaching philosophy, and, for tenure-track, a scholarship statement. Your cover letter should also
describe your commitment to teaching computer science at the undergraduate level;
express your interest in Augsburg University or its location in the Twin Cities; and
indicate which position (tenure-track or continuing non-tenure track) you are applying to.
As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references, ideally at least one of whom can address your teaching or teaching potential. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue as needed until the search is concluded.
Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.