Adjunct Faculty – Computer Science and Cybersecurity - Online / Distance-Learning



Contact Dr. Steven D. Mason, Provost
903-233-3210

Adjunct Faculty – Computer Science and Cybersecurity
LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas
Online / Distance-Learning

JOB DESCRIPTION:
LeTourneau University invites applications for adjunct faculty members qualified to teach in the undergraduate online computer science and cybersecurity programs at LeTourneau University. Adjuncts are needed to teach classes for Spring and Summer 2020 semesters. Some of the courses are full semester and some are seven week or five-week courses. We are specifically looking for applicants with expertise to teach the following course(s):

COSC 2203 - DATA STRUCTURES
A second-year course in data structures and algorithms. Topics include commonly used data structures, recursive algorithms, computational complexity, sorting and searching techniques, and an introduction to run-time storage management. Course assignments emphasize both program design and implementation. Class 3. Prerequisite(s): COSC 2103 and MATH 2003.

COSC 3303 - COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
A study of design alternatives in computer architecture. Topics include machine organization, memory subsystem organization, interfacing concepts, issues that arise in managing communication with the processor, and alternative computer architectures. Assembly language is studied and used to implement a variety of small programs. Class 3. Prerequisite(s): COSC 2203.

COSC 3523 - ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS
The analysis, design, and implementation of popular algorithms methods. Topics include specific algorithms for searching, sorting, set operations, and graph-related operations. Emphasis on empirical and theoretical measures of the space and time efficiency. Class 3. Prerequisite(s): COSC 2203.

COSC 4153 - PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
A survey of language classes, such as imperative, functional, logic, concurrent and object- oriented paradigms, as well as their run-time structures. The student will gain experience writing programs in a variety of languages and develop an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of each language. Includes historical precedents and current trends in design and philosophy of languages. Formal approaches to defining the syntax and semantics are used to describe the fundamental concepts underlying programming languages. Class 3. Prerequisite(s): COSC 2103.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s Degree (Doctorate preferred) in Computer Science or a related field, with at least 18 graduate hours of credit in the discipline.

  • Strong command of the English language with excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Two to three years experience teaching adult learners online in higher education preferred. A professional commitment to student-centered learning with a record of successful teaching, mentoring and coaching of adult learners.

  • Skill in use of personal computers and appropriate software applications (Email, Canvas Course Management System, Presentation Software and Spreadsheet Software).

  • Supportive of leadership direction, policies, and procedures; team-player contributing to comradery within the faculty and department.

  • Agreement with Christian Statement of Faith and institutional policies of LeTourneau University. Positive, cooperative and Christ-like attitude supportive of the University and its mission.


PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Provide inspirational and motivational instruction of the subject matter.

  • Post weekly announcements detailing assignments and expectations.

  • Daily Canvas access to monitor students’ progression in the course.

  • Respond to student e-mails, questions, and comments within 24 hours.

  • Weekly posting of specific, meaningful, depth-oriented questions in discussion forums to foster student interaction and depth of understanding of the subject matter.

  • Post grades and provide quality feedback for assignments within 4 days of submission.

  • Communicate with program Chair concerning problems or potential problems with students.


PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR INFORMATION:
Applications are required and are available from http://www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. Send an electronic copy of a completed application, letter of interest, graduate transcripts and curriculum vitae to: E-mail address: GerrieForbis@letu.edu
Dr. Steven D. Mason, Provost
LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled.

In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.

ABOUT LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY:
LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups. In addition to residential programs at the main campus in Longview, Texas, students are enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as innovative hybrid programs in the Dallas and Houston areas.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.
The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.
See http://www.letu.edu for more information.