The University of Tampa invites applications for the position of Department Chair of Computer Science. This is a highly unusual opportunity to create a new department and baccalaureate program in Computer Science and the new facilities that that it will utilize for teaching and scholarship. We are seeking a chair who sees herself/himself as a builder. The chair will lead the department in creating and gaining approval of a new ABET-accredited curriculum, hire new faculty, help to plan the construction of new facilities, and create an innovative vision for growth. The position is available now and the person selected may begin on or before July 2020, with the planned inaugural class enrolled in August 2021.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Computer Science or a closely related field and have an exemplary record of achievement sufficient for a tenured appointment; rank is open. Previous academic leadership as a department chair is desirable, but not required. The position requires excellent communication skills, experience in establishing and nurturing industry partnerships, and a strong commitment to supporting a diverse student enrollment. The Chair must also have a demonstrated commitment to supporting active learning and real-world problem-solving.
The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of almost 10,000 students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth. UT boasts some 300 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 132 countries, and “Top Tier” ranking in U.S. News & World Report.
Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2019 and remain open until the position is filled.
For further details and to apply, please visit our website at www.ut.edu/jobs Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and list of three professional references with full contact information
The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education and 17 master's programs and 1 doctoral program.
The new department will be housed in the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, which offers rigorous, high quality undergraduate curricula in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Mathematics, Mathematical Programming, Education, History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology and Applied Sociology. Graduate programs include a M.S. Instructional Design and Technology, a M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. Our faculty are excellent teachers and scholars who engage their students both in and out of the classroom. Our college continually fosters relationships with governmental, not for profit, and community organizations in the greater Tampa Bay region to provide students with the opportunity to pursue an internship, volunteer, or interact with professionals working in their chosen field. Each department also offers study abroad courses that students can take for credit toward their degree. For more information, see: http://www.ut.edu/socialsciencesmathematicsandeducation/.
The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.
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