The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Fontbonne University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Data/Computer Science to begin August 2019. The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to bring excellence and innovation into the classroom while maintaining a record of scholarship and possess attributes leading to successful professional service. Teaching responsibilities include three undergraduate and/or graduate courses (9 credit hours) per semester.
Qualified candidates must:
Hold a Ph.D. in computer science, data science or bioinformatics, or a closely related field.
Demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching at the university level.
Demonstrate a record of research in chosen field.
Be willing to assume department and university responsibilities, such as advising students, directing student research projects, supervising internships and participating in university governance.
Have experience working in a diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrate excellent communication (oral and written), organizational and networking skills.
Support the University's mission
Review of applications will begin January 7, 2019. Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement on teaching and research, Ph. D. names of three references via the university's application system, and transcripts (unofficial are acceptable).
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Fontbonne University offers six BS degrees: Bioinformatics, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics for Secondary Education. In addition, it offers an MS in Computer Science with three specializations: Cybersecurity, Data Science and Software Engineering. The BS in Computer Science is ABET accredited and the university is seeking ABET accreditation for cybersecurity. The newly-hired faculty member will have an opportunity teach and redesign courses in computer science, bioinformatics and data science as well as redesign the bioinformatics major.
About Fontbonne University
Founded in 1923 and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the university is committed to a transformative education and inspiring students to become global citizens who think critically, act ethically and serve responsibly. The University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts university located in St. Louis that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a values-based, student-centered environment. Fontbonne University fosters excellence, integrity, respect, diversity, community, justice, service, faith and Catholic identity. The university serves nearly 1,400 culturally diverse students and strives to make private education more affordable and accessible.
About St. Louis, Missouri
Fontbonne University is located in Clayton, Missouri, a beautiful suburb in the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan area, just a mile from historic Forest Park and minutes from wonderful attractions such as the Delmar Loop entertainment district, the Gateway Arch, Grand Center Arts District, the Saint Louis Zoo and Busch Stadium. St. Louis is home to 10 Fortune 500 companies and offers a wide array of cultural, entertainment and social attractions. Boasting one of the highest standards of living among American cities of one million or more, as well as below-average housing costs, living options are plentiful, ranging from downtown apartments and older homes in vibrant urban neighborhoods, to cozy close-in suburbs and outlying areas with more elbow room.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Fontbonne University treats every person with respect and dignity, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Fontbonne University maintains a strong commitment to diversity and strives to increase the number of faculty, staff and students from all backgrounds. We welcome candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse communities dedicated to inclusion and equity.
Fontbonne University is a Catholic coeducational institution of higher education offering liberal arts and professional programs. More than 2,000 students annually benefit from the University?s high-quality academic programs offered in a values-based, student-centered environment. Founded in 1923 and still sponsored today by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Fontbonne is located in a beautiful suburb in the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan area. The University embraces diversity and inclusion, and encourages open communication and personal concern. Other interesting facts include: Faculty: 279 (full and part-time); 75% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. Student/faculty ratio: 11:1; Academic programs: 44 majors; 26 minors; 19 graduate programs.