Located 45 minutes from the Nation’s Capital, nestled in a history rich community of southern Maryland, The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is a two times Aspen Award winning institution (top 15% of Community Colleges) with academic programs in over 100 degree programs. CSM is among America’s top 100 producers of Minority Associate Degrees in twenty categories, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education. CSM offers excellent benefits (90% paid by the college); State Retirement Pension plan; wellness programs; Code Green Fridays; early closure Fridays in the summer; college closure for spring break and several major holidays. We are an innovative institution committed to student success and well known for our flexibility to meet student and community needs.
We have highly skilled and creative faculty who incorporate the latest teaching approaches and technology into their instructional delivery. Our faculty work closely with students inside and outside of the classroom to help them maximize their success. Faculty serve as advisors to student clubs such as Women in Cybersecurity (WiCys), Cyber Hawks Cybersecurity Club, and our award winning Talons Robotics Team. Technology department faculty are also highly engaged in STEM grant projects and scholarship programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Maryland State Department of Education, in partnership with the public-school systems and local military bases. Our technology faculty are also instrumental in building partnership agreements with 4-year colleges. Many of the technology faculty participate in conferences such The League for Innovation in the Community College, 3CS Community College Cyber Summit, NICE Conference, Cyber Maryland, and SIGCSE Technical Symposium.
Our faculty teach a range of face-to-face, online, hybrid and/or blended and hy-flex classes using Open Educational Resources (OERs) and current instructional technology tools. Using both a synchronous and asynchronous modes of instructional delivery, our faculty focus on student engagement and success through critical thinking, analytical and hands-on approaches. CSM faculty are expected to be knowledgeable of learning management systems in addition to face-to-face and innovative technology based instructional delivery approaches. As such, we are seeking an innovative educator to join our Cloud and Information Technology faculty. Cloud and Information Technology faculty are able to teach all courses offered at the 100 and 200 undergraduate level, including Introduction to Cloud Computing, Cloud Infrastructure and Services, Windows Server, Local Area Networking, Linux, and Program Design and Development.
The College of Southern Maryland is an ardent supporter of professional development and offers a healthy professional development program for an investment in its faculty. Our technology faculty stay current in their field and maintain current industry-standard technology certifications.
This position does not require physical residence in the Southern Maryland area, thereby offering the faculty member the opportunity to work remotely. The remote faculty member must reside in one of the following states: Maryland, or DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or West Virginia. If the faculty member lives within a 85 mile radius of the college, they will be expected to be physically present on campus for in-person teaching assignments, meetings, or other college activities. A minimum of two campus visits per year are required if the faculty member lives beyond the 85-mile radius of the college. A nominal stipend may be available to cover travel expenses. Although this is a limited time, renewable contract, the faculty member will perform all the expected duties of a full-time faculty member, including fulfilling the expectations for professional development and professional service as described in the Faculty Handbook.
The Cloud and Information Technology faculty member will be expected to teach freshman and sophomore level classes in cloud computing as well as other information technology courses. The successful faculty member will teach 15 credit hours per semester and 30 credit hours per academic year of day, evening or weekend classes. Flexibility is required to work in this position as teaching assignments may vary from semester to semester. There may be an opportunity to teach classes in the summer also. CSM faculty may be assigned to teach on the La Plata campus, online, or any campus or center where CSM offers classes. The remote faculty member will teach all assigned classes online. The faculty member hired in this position is responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities to promote student-centered learning and success. At a minimum, the related activities include instruction, holding office hours, serving on various committees, and demonstrating a commitment to professional development thorough participating in local, state, regional, and national professional activities and organizations.
Engage students in the course through innovative assignments and creative approaches to learning, following the discipline approved syllabus.
Teach 30 credits of courses per contract year in the Cloud computing and Information Technology discipline
Teach a range of courses that may include morning, day, evening, weekend or online, in an accelerated format. Opportunities may exist to teach in summer
Design assignments that incorporate students’ program of study and connect to the cloud computing and information technology discipline
Engage students in their learning through active and collaborative learning approaches
Meet with students outside of class to assist them with being successful college students
Incorporate culturally relevant pedagogies into the teaching and learning process
Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing
Demonstrated ability to read and interpret information
Demonstrated ability to deliver instruction to diverse student populations, with varied levels of learning and preparation
Knowledge and use of student engagement strategies that support completion and student success goals
Demonstrated experience providing feedback students can use to improve their performance
Experience developing or using Open Education Resource (OER) materials as an instructional tool
Experience using a variety of instructional technology tools.
Maintain an ongoing program of professional development and participate in professional organizations, workshops, seminars, conferences and activities
Mastery of appropriate computer operation skills
Bachelor’s degree in Cloud Computing, Information Technology, Computer Science, or closely related field
Master’s degree in Cloud Computing, Information Technology, Computer Science, or closely related field, Preferred
college-level teaching experience, ideally at the community college level
At least two years of professional experience in Cloud Computing, Information Technology, or Computer Science preferred.
Knowledge and experience with AWS and exposure to Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud or other similar platforms including on premise virtualization technologies, Required
AWS Cloud practitioner or equivalent certification, Preferred
Candidate must be on track or able to obtain an AWS Solutions Architect level certification within 1 year upon hiring.
Ability to use word processing, basic internet applications, and basic database navigation.
Experience working with diverse student populations preferred.
Ability to use an educational enterprise, learning management system such as D2L Brightspace to support and facilitate instructional delivery.
Ability to teach in a variety of modalities, including online instruction.
Your cover letter, resume, and transcripts are required as part of the application process. Please attach those documents to your application.
When applying for this position, please be prepared to answer the following statements during the application submission process:
Please describe your activities that demonstrate a commitment to student success for a diverse population.
Please submit a statement of your teaching philosophy.
Placement in rank is commensurate with background and experience. Professional development and professional service requirements are determined by rank and documented annually on the faculty development plan. For more information on placement in rank please visit the Pay and Benefits Questions page at: https://www.csmd.edu/employment/frequently-asked-questions/
College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the College's staff and students. The final candidate for this position will be subject to the following background checks: Criminal History Check.
This position is open until filled. The College of Southern Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.