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Tenure Track Faculty - Department of Computer Science (Software Engineering)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Humboldt
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Computer Science

Vacancy Announcement

Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2023

Department of Computer Science (Software Engineering)

 Cal Poly Humboldt is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) that strives to foster an equitable and inclusive community that supports our students of diverse backgrounds. Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state.

DESCRIPTION: Cal Poly Humboldt’s Department of Computer Science invites applicants for two (2) academic-year tenure- track faculty positions in Software Engineering. The Department is launching a new Software Engineering major in Fall 2023 as part of the programmatic expansion for California’s third polytechnic university. At its core, our Software Engineering program will prioritize and teach “Software for Good” in which software is used to address societal problems and improve task efficiency. We are seeking candidates with a background in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field, with the ability and willingness to teach core Software Engineering  courses listed below under Professional Duties. Candidates will also have the opportunity to teach existing Computer Science courses  as well as develop elective courses.

Cal Poly Humboldt's Computer Science program is lively, student-centered, and hosts a place-based learning community, Representing Realities (R2), which focuses on connecting representations of the world in local Native American art with ideas about patterns and structures in math and computer science. Along with our established B.S. degree in Computer Science, the Department is rolling out a new B.S. degree program in Software Engineering in Fall 2023 which this faculty member will have the opportunity to help shape. In addition, the Computer Science Department will roll-out new programs in Computer and Information Technology in Fall 2026, and Cybersecurity in Fall 2029.                                                                                                       

As an institution, Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, student-centered practices and policies that fully engage the campus community. The ideal candidate will share Cal Poly Humboldt’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, ability and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, and students who are also committed to closing equity gaps.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: This is an open rank position and outstanding candidates at all academic ranks will be considered. Therefore, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at:  https://hraps.humboldt.edu/faculty-salary-schedule 

Cal Poly Humboldt provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:  An earned Ph.D. or equivalent in Software Engineering, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • Expertise in Software Engineering (which may include Requirements Engineering, Software Design, Software Quality Assurance, Project Management, or Systems Programming) and its applications;
  • Ability and willingness to build out and teach a subset of the six (6) Software Engineering courses listed under "Professional Duties" below;
  • Interest or experience in implementing innovative teaching approaches to increase equity and student success;
  • The ability to teach programming courses;
  • Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
  • Potential for involving students in research and scholarly activity;
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to advise and mentor students from minoritized groups in higher education; and
  • Commitment to work effectively with diverse populations, including, multicultural experience and cross-cultural communication skills.

Candidates are expected to address all of the above required qualifications in their CV or cover letter.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level;
  • Experience working with systems programming and cloud computing;
  • Familiarity with industry-standard Software Engineering tools and platforms;
  • Interest or experience in preparing students for careers in industry;
  • Demonstrated excellence in university level teaching (commensurate with time since degree), and experience with laboratory-based instruction. Relevant industry experience is a plus;
  • Ability to develop, implement, and assess programs in ways that advance equitable and inclusive learning communities;
  • Commitment to participating in professional development opportunities that build effectiveness in areas of inclusion, intercultural communication, and advancing diversity; and
  • Research interest and methodologies that contribute to the understanding of diversity and equal opportunity.

Working in the state of California is a condition of employment for this position. Even if part or all of an employee's assignment can be performed remotely, the employee must maintain a permanent residence in the state of California. The employee must be able to accept on-campus instruction, as assigned, and come to campus when needed.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international-programs/immigration/faculty.

Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates must be committed to teaching excellence, and will be expected to contribute in the areas of research and service. Instructional assignments may include, but are not limited to, any of our six newly developed Software Engineering courses:

  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Design
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Project Management
  • Systems Programming
  • Senor Project in Software Engineering

Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship, and creative activity; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide communities, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure, and promotion.

Cal Poly Humboldt also continues to build unique and innovative learning opportunities for students, bridging multiple disciplines across the spectrum. Cal Poly Humboldt is a leader in “learning communities” that build relationships between students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community. These communities incorporate environmental and social responsibility.

GENERAL INFORMATION: For more information, please visit: https://computerscience.humboldt.edu/

Cal Poly Humboldt sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi’ni (over in the woods). The Cal Poly Humboldt campus in Northern California is in close proximity to several thriving Native American tribes and communities. Cal Poly Humboldt currently has the largest percentage of Native American students in the CSU system and has over 30 Native American faculty and staff many from local area California Indian tribes. Cal Poly Humboldt is home to a number of leading Native American programs including the Indian Tribal Education and Personnel Program (ITEPP) and the Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP). There are also many opportunities at Cal Poly Humboldt to conduct research, teaching and community work on Native American history and cultures in Special Collections at the Cal Poly Humboldt library. The Humboldt Room in the Library has fantastic resources for tribally focused archive materials from the region. Cal Poly Humboldt strives to build a supportive and inclusive Native community and engages with Native communities through various initiatives and opportunities like the annual California Indian Big Time and Indigenous People’s Week and a chance to network with other faculty and staff as part of the Cal Poly Humboldt Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff. For more information, please visit: www.humboldt.edu/nasp

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through PageUp:

  • Letter of Application;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Diversity Statement, include your understanding of the barriers facing Black, Indigenous, and other people of Color (BIPOC) in higher education and your past and/or future contributions to inclusive student success, including equitable access and outcomes through teaching and professional or public service. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any contributions they have made towards the inclusivity of students from the LGBTIQ+ community. (2 page limit);
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy, including how it relates to supporting students who have been historically marginalized and/or minoritized;
  • Statement of Research Interests, specifically addressing any application to a broad societal challenge if one exists, as well as discussing the potential for incorporating students into this research agenda;
  • Teaching Evaluations, if available;
  • Graduate Transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
  • Names and Contact Information for Three (3) Professional References, one of whom is the candidate's current or most recent supervisor.

Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Computer Science or Cal Poly Humboldt to:

Dr. Sherrene Bogle, Search Committee Chair

Department of Computer Science

Cal Poly Humboldt

1 Harpst Street

Arcata, California 95521-8299

Phone: (707) 826-3834

Email: sherrene.bogle@humboldt.edu 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 27, 2022. Early response is encouraged.

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It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employment.  CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083.  Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status. New employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10 year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits.

Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or hsuhr@humboldt.edu

Cal Poly Humboldt is part of the 23-campus California State University system. The University has a comprehensive arts and sciences curriculum, which is recognized nationally for its high academic quality. Founded in 1913, Humboldt is one of the premier public institutions in the western United States; it is a residential and rural campus with an enrollment of approximately 5,800 students. The main campus is located in Arcata, California, in the northwestern part of the state along the coast, situated among redwood trees in an area that offers unmatched scenic beauty, moderate climate and opportunities for outdoor activities. The surrounding Humboldt County locale has a population of around 130,000. The community offers an excellent range of businesses, services and cultural activities/performances. The local schools are ranked in the top performance percentiles, both nationally and in the state. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu.

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