Chairperson Department of Computer Science Harrison College of Business and Computing Full Time
Fulfill department administrative duties on a 12-month contract, with reassigned time as appropriate to be approved by the Provost, typically 6 credit hours of instruction per semester, or equivalent. Preferred course needs relate to the non-specialized courses of the department, such as introductory computer programming, discrete structures, and research methods.
Support academic planning of the department for academic programs
Provide collegial leadership for faculty on the main campus and in online programs
Provide oversight of budget, facilities, and equipment (including support for the SEMO CyberRange, CS Research Cluster, and departmental facilities on campus)
Recruit, mentor, and evaluate faculty and staff
Oversee student recruitment and retention efforts
Supervise administrative staff of the department
Advocate for the resource needs of the programs, faculty, staff, and students
Oversee undergraduate and graduate programs (including traditional, blended/hybrid, HyFlex, and online) including scheduling courses and special events
Provide support for quality research by faculty in the department
Provide department reports for various areas within the college and university
Ensure departmental programs comply with appropriate ABET accreditation standards
Collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
Ph.D. in computer science, computer information systems or a closely related discipline (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
Demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and service sufficient to merit rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure
Demonstrated record of leadership experience in an academic setting, such as chairing a department/program (full-time, part-time, or interim), chairing college or university level committees, serving as faculty advisor to a student organization, serving as an officer of a professional society, etc.
Demonstrated ability to champion the wide range of disciplines within the department, including computer science, computer information systems, cybersecurity, and applied computer science
Demonstrated commitment to collaboration, partnerships, and collegiality with a variety of stakeholders including the internal university community
Commitment to positive faculty morale and enthusiasm
Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
Southeast Missouri State University is interested in recruiting academic leaders with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education grounded in the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to facilitate the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats, and initiatives promotion student success, retention, and degree completion.
ApplicationDeadline: The position is available August 1, 2022 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2021.
Letter of interest addressing position required qualifications
Current curriculum vitae
Statement of 1 page or less that address the candidate’s leadership philosophy for the department
Name and contact information of three professional references
Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
Departmental information: Information regarding the Department of Computer Science may be found at: https://semo.edu/computer-science/. The Department of Computer Science has 10 full-time faculty and approximately 440 undergraduate and 180 graduate student majors. It is part of the Harrison College of Business and Computing which has accreditation with AACSB, NIBS, and ABET, as well as DHS and NSA Designations. The college has approximately 1650 undergraduate students and 260 graduate students.
Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. Recognizing its responsibility for excellence in teaching and student learning, the University supports a wide array of on-and off-campus instructional, research, and public service programs that address the intellectual, professional, personal, social, and cultural needs of its constituent groups. As a multi-purpose institution, the University achieves its educational goals through the offering of degree programs and other learning experiences to its varied constituents. Southeast is an “engaged” university supporting a wide array of research and public service programs that enrich and extend the learning environment. Southeast Missouri State University strives to provide students with high-quality, accessible and affordable educational programs responsive to the needs of the region, the nation, and the world.