Mount Vernon Nazarene University exists to shape lives through educating the whole person and cultivating Christ-likeness for lifelong learning and service.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is an intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. The University provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.
The University is seeking a full-time (nine-month) Computer Science Faculty Member, beginning in the Fall semester of 2017. Rank is open. Compensation is competitive among the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
Responsibilities may include:
. Teaching a broad range of undergraduate computer science courses. The courses in our program cover most common areas of computer science, with emphases in software development and computer networking. Specific teaching assignments will be determined after considering the background and experience of all department faculty;
. Advising of students majoring in Computer Science or Computer Systems and Network Engineering, and ensuring that their academic progress meets requirements set by the institution.
. Working with students to encourage professional development, and mentoring upper level students on senior projects, which involve software development, computer networking, and server configuration;
. Supporting departmental efforts for continued improvement of programs;
. Serving the university through faculty committee participation.
Interview preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:
. An Evangelical Christian confession of faith and experience is required (Statement of Faith required at application).
Membership in the Church of the Nazarene is preferred;
. A graduate degree in Computer Science or a closely related field is required. An earned Ph.D. in Computer Science is preferred;
. A demonstrable track record of successful teaching or significant professional experience related to Computer Science;
. Strong presentation skills, and commitment to quality classroom instruction and student learning;
. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and proven ability to work collaboratively with others.
About the University:
Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is a Nazarene teaching university located in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. Mount Vernon Nazarene University has an increasingly diverse and global student body of over 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students and provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of all ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, early application is strongly advised. Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, unofficial college transcripts, evidence of teaching competence, names and contact information for three references, a one- to two- page statement of educational philosophy, and a one- to two-page statement of faith. Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials via email as Microsoft Word, .pdf file attachments, or as hard copies to:
B. Barnett Cochran, Ph.D.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.
Prior to a final offer of employment the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal background check.