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Faculty-Computer Science

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Faculty, Academic Year, Academics



Faculty members are responsible for providing students with a rich, relevant and engaging academic experience. The faculty role encompasses teaching, student outcomes assessment, curriculum development, student advising, and university service. Faculty continuously engage in professional development while maintaining current expertise in the applicable content area and developing students through effective and innovative teaching and learning practices.


Essential Job Functions

  • Demonstrates specialized knowledge and maintains expertise in the theory, skills, and pedagogy of the applicable discipline or profession
  • Uses strategies and skills necessary to support student learning and prepares and delivers current and relevant course material in an understandable and motivating manner
  • Continually assesses course objectives and instructional methods to improve teaching and learning
  • Uses formative and summative assessments of student learning within assigned courses to inform instruction and improve student attainment of course objectives and program outcomes
  • Establishes a student and advisor relationship that provides guidance with regard to program choices and career possibilities and supports student educational growth through guided decision making
  • Supports the university's outcomes initiatives by working to refine and revise course assignments and evaluation tools and leading or participating in data analysis discussions to make program and course improvements
  • Facilitates development and revision of programs and courses, assuring alignment within the program description and outcomes, course objectives and content, as well as university curriculum standards
  • Attends commencement, convocation, faculty meetings, department meetings, committee meetings, professional development programs, and other university events, as applicable
  • Supports student enrollment and retention by participating in university events, advising student clubs and organizations, and assisting with admissions activities
  • Adheres to and fulfills the responsibilities of all faculty members as outlined in the faculty manual
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate degree in computer science or a related field of study from a regionally accredited institution or other appropriate accreditation as determined by JWU
  • Relevant, professional industry experience and certifications
  • Ability to teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels such as Computer Science I and II, Data Structures, Advanced Data Structures, Programing Languages (Python, C, C++ and Java), Distributed Systems Programming with Ports & Sockets, Assembly Language Programming, Game and Simulation Design & Programming and Game Engine Design
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to present course materials in an interesting and intelligent manner
  • Ability to work as an effective team member
  • Ability to teach during the daytime and teach evening classes, if needed
  • Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field of study
  • Experience teaching at the post-secondary, undergraduate level
  • Experience in gaming or simulation design and experience with curriculum development in this area


Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

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