Visiting Assistant Lecturer of Computer Information Systems
The College of Business Administration (COBA) at Texas A&M University-Central Texas (A&M-Central Texas) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Lecturer of Computer Information Systems for the 2019-2020 academic year (mid-August-mid May). There is the possibility the position could become permanently budgeted in the future. The faculty member will teach a variety of undergraduate courses in programming, data communications, computer networking, database management, cybersecurity and other related areas in computer information systems as determined by department needs and individual qualifications. The teaching load will be four to five courses per semester depending on the number of different course preparations and qualifications. The faculty member will be expected to perform the duties regularly expected of a faculty member, including, but not limited to, meeting their courses as scheduled, holding regular office hours in accordance with COBA policy, attend COBA and department meetings, and submit syllabi and attendance verification on time.
Earned M.S. in Information Systems / Computer Science or a closely related area.
Must possess minimum Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission of Colleges (SACSCOC) credentialing standards, which normally includes a Master's degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area taught or suitable appropriate justification.
Successful candidates must demonstrate potential for effective teaching and appropriate research/professional engagement in the computer information systems field.
Significant industry experience in the areas listed above
Industry-recognized technical certifications
Previous effective teaching experience, including online
Doctoral degree in Information Systems / Computer Science or a closely related area is a plus
TERM: 9 months â“ Contract date is officially September 1st-May 31st Salary: $65,000
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
About the University
Texas A&M University-Central Texas (A&M-Central Texas) was established in 2009 as an upper-level undergraduate and graduate institution within the Texas A&M University System. In 2010, the U.S. Army donated 600+ acres of land for our campus. Our third major building opened this spring.
A&M-Central Texas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and COBA is currently ACSBP accredited. COBA is also presently pursuing AACSB accreditation and the initial Self Evaluation Report (iSER) is being voted on in late April.
A&M-Central Texas is located on the southern edge of Killeen, TX, a city of about 120,000 (not including the 50,000+ on Fort Hood, which is the largest Army installation in the world). Killeen is about an hour north of Austin, and just a few miles west of the I-35 corridor, which is one of the fastest trans-metropolitan regions in North America. The area is known for a low cost of living, friendly people, and the ability to choose oneâ™s living lifestyle due to the diversity of the area and ease of travel (mile a minute on average).
The student body is one of the most diverse in the state and COBA students generally classify as non-traditional, with an average age of about 33 years. However, that has been trending downward recently. A significant portion of the student population is military affiliated (active duty, spouse, veteran and other dependents). Because of the strong ties to serving military personnel around the world, many courses are offered online in addition to the traditional day and evening face to face courses.
Faculty members would first and foremost be expected to provide excellent instruction and support other aspects of the college and university mission as appropriate. Teaching at a young, growing institution can be a lot of work, but it's also a unique opportunity to be able to put your fingerprint on an institution that is changing lives daily, and hopefully for many years to come.
Internal Number: R-018209
About Texas A&M University - Central Texas
Texas A&M University-Central Texas is an upper-level university offering junior and senior-level coursework needed to successfully complete baccalaureate degrees and all coursework leading to the completion of graduate degrees. The University is committed to high quality, rigorous, and innovative learning experiences, and prepares students for lifelong learning through excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship.