Clinical Professor of Computer Information Systems

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
21 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The College of Business at Colorado State University, Fort Collins is an AACSB accredited business school which enrolls more than 3,800 undergraduate students in six business concentrations and the business administration minor and is the largest undergraduate major on campus. In addition, the college enrolls approximately 1,500 students in five different MBA programs and three department-based graduate programs in the Master of Accountancy, the Master of Computer Information Systems, and the Master of Financial Risk Management.

The Department of Computer Information Systems is one of five departments in the College of Business. The Department, founded in 1964, was one of the first CIS Departments in the country. The Department currently has twelve full-time faculty members and enrollment in both our undergraduate and master’s programs is increasing. The College of Business offers an undergraduate program and several graduate programs. Our students are actively engaged in the College and the community and consistently perform well in national and international competitions. The College also has a dedicated facility for behavioral research, which includes a focus group room, central research studio, control room, and five small team rooms.
The Vision of the CIS Department is to be among the premier academic and research Information Systems programs in the nation with global reach and impact.

The Mission of the CIS Department is: The CIS Department offers world-class education and research in information systems that creates social and business value for national and global communities.

  • Prepares our students to plan, develop, and manage information systems that generate business value
  • Develops graduates who use information to create value;
  • Creates programs and research initiatives that are innovative and responsive to change;
  • Provides leadership to the university community in information systems education and expertise
  • Disseminates results of research and innovation to our academic and constituent communities.

Position Summary

The Department of Computer Information Systems invites applications for the position of Special Appointment – Clinical Professor of Computer Information Systems. This is a 9-month non-tenure track special appointment position with benefits and a renewable contract of three years.
The purpose of this position is to supplement the expertise of the tenure track faculty and concentrates on the more technical courses including computer programming.

The teaching load for this position is 8 courses to be determined by the Department chair. In particular, this position addresses teaching needs in the area of Computer Information Systems.
Additionally, candidates will be expected to participate in service activities.

Specific Responsibilities include: Teaching technical courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs, including in the Business minor, and potentially in the College’s MBA programs. Evening and on-line teaching may be required. Clinical Professors are responsible for all aspects of course delivery, including syllabus production, lecturing, meeting with students, and assigning final grades. Some courses have multiple sections and several instructors/lecturers/professors, and thus instructors are required to coordinate syllabi and grading standards.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

Applicants must have a terminal degree (Ph.D., DBA) in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems or a closely related discipline. Applicants must also have a demonstrated ability or potential for quality teaching and have multiple semesters of experience teaching in a college of business. Excellent written and oral communication skills, flexibility, and collegiality are essential. Ability to effectively coordinate with other faculty members and contribute to improving the content and delivery of the departmental courses is also required.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Awards or recognition for quality of teaching
  • Experience with course design
  • Experience as lead instructor in at least 3 different courses
  • Experience with specific SW platforms including Java, JUnit Testing, Windows and Linux system administration, bash, Powershell, VMware vSphere, and TCP/IP networking.
  • Experience with computer security
  • Evidence of active learning and scholarship

Special Instructions to Applicants

An application package will consist of: (1) a curriculum vita; (2) a cover letter providing detail on how the you meet the qualifications for the position; (3) teaching portfolio, including methods, and approaches, (4) teaching evaluation with evidence of teaching success or potential for success; and (5) contact information for three professional references. Inquiries and initial applications will be treated confidentially. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

  • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Service to Department, College, University and Discipline Duty/Responsibility

  • Serve on Committees at departmental, college and university levels. Serve the discipline through activities such as committee membership on academic society committees and reviewing for journals and conferences.

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty Category Instructional Course Delivery Duty/Responsibility

  • Deliver instructional course material via
  • multi-media teaching techniques in relevant subject areas in prescribed delivery format.
  • Construct course syllabus adhering to College of Business assurance of learning outcomes and departmental standards
  • Administer course through Colorado State University’s learning management system.