Full Job Description
FULL-TIME TENURE TRACK FACULTY – COMPUTER SCIENCE
WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE
The Center of Excellence for Engineering and Computer Science in collaboration with the Computer Information Systems Department of Wilbur Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and technologically astute tenure track computer science instructor effective Spring 2021.
The Department seeks candidates who can help expand our existing courses with particular interest in candidates with expertise in the development of computer science courses, including database organization, discrete structures, data structures, or broad database systems. Applicants should possess a Master’s of Science Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline (Artificial Intelligence, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering with Automation and Robotics) and have demonstrated experience in and strong commitment to teaching. Successful candidates will be expected to develop and teach courses in computer science and contribute to Center of Excellence, departmental, and institutional activities.
Teaches introductory and upper level computer science courses.
Develops computer science courses aligned with the Center of Excellence goals.
Collaborates, evaluates, and updates curriculum and courses.
Participates in developing innovative curriculum, assessment, and programs.
Works with faculty and administrators throughout the district to create a pathway for student success in transfer and workforce readiness.
Creates an effective learning environment that fosters students’ intellectual curiosity and helps students to problem solve using discipline-specific thinking strategies.
Employs a variety of assessment measures to ensure that classroom instruction leads to student learning and the attainment of student learning outcomes for the course(s).
Helps students reach their academic, personal, career goals, and cultivates a safe environment that respects the diversity of individuals and ideas by modeling respect for all students, and conveying confidence in every student’s ability to learn.
Participates in faculty development and governance activities.
Contributes to and supports the mission of the Center of Excellence by holistically and intentionally providing accessible, equitable, and quality education for all who are interested in the fields of Engineering and Computer Science while continuously aligning programs with transfer institutions as well as current and emerging industry needs.
Fulfills other duties as assigned.
Adheres to City Colleges of Chicago board rules, policies, procedures, and code of ethics.
Master’s Degree in Computer Science or closely related field (Artificial Intelligence, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering with Automation and Robotics) required; Doctorate Degree preferred.
Proficient in current industry preferred programming languages, including but not limited to Java, Python, and C++.
Advanced level knowledge across multiple operating systems and end-user applications.
Advanced level knowledge of coding and program design in multiple languages and platforms.
Teaching or training experience, preferably in a technical or community college.
Demonstrated skill in teaching computer science concepts to students in various modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, online).
Demonstrated skill teaching computer science concepts to students at different ability levels.
Experience in developing innovative computer science curriculum at the college level.
Demonstrated understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and approach to teaching and learning.
Exceptional interpersonal communication and writing skills.
All interested candidates, including current CCC employees, must submit the following documents together for review:
Letter of interest
Statement of teaching philosophy
Statement of commitment to equity in the classroom
Teaching evaluations (from students and/or peers, if available)
Legible copy of your college transcripts (unofficial transcripts initially accepted; official transcripts required at time of interview)
Two letters of recommendation
A teaching demonstration will be required of selected candidates at a future date.
Applications to be reviewed as received.
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within six (6) months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!