Belhaven University, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Position ID: 2757-AP1 [#23186]
Position Title: Tenure Track, Open Rank Professor in Computer Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: JACKSON, Mississippi 39202, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Computer Science
Application Deadline: 2024/05/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/25, listed until 2024/05/31)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) at Belhaven University is seeking a candidate for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor/Associate Professor position in computer science to begin as soon as January 2024 or August 2024. The position requires either a MS or PhD in Computer Science or a related field. The position is open to all areas of scholarly interest. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education with an interest in engaging undergraduate students in research projects.

Responsibilities include: teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate computer science courses with flexibility in course assignments, fostering career development in students, and generally supporting community within the department. A successful candidate must articulate a Christian worldview in one's teaching and academic discipline and fully support the University Vision, Mission, and Statement of Faith as set forth at:

Compensation and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience, and Belhaven offers competitive salaries compared to similar positions. The University supplements major medical insurance. A 403b retirement plan is available for employees to contribute pre-tax dollars with Belhaven University matching up to 8% of annual salary.

Belhaven University’s Math & Computer Science Department The MCS Department has close to 90 students majoring in one of its programs and fits in Belhaven’s School of Science & Mathematics, the largest academic group on campus. There is generous support from the university’s administration and a healthy community of colleagues within the STEM disciplines. Belhaven’s School of Science & Mathematics also boasts a large proportion of female students as well as minority and first-generation college students. We are members of the Association of Computing and Machinery, the Mathematical Association of America, and Association of Christians in Mathematical Services and encourage students to engage in professional development such as applying for internships, attending conferences, interacting with professionals, and taking site visits.

The MCS Department offers both BS and BA degrees in mathematics, a BS in actuarial sciences, a BS in computer science, and a BS in computer information systems. In addition to these degrees, we offer a double major in mathematics and engineering with partnerships with the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University. In this program, students receive a mathematics degree from Belhaven and an engineering degree of their chosen partner institution over a five-year period. Belhaven’s MCS Department is also a chief sponsor of Belhaven’s Maker Campus, a collection of maker labs throughout Belhaven’s campus featuring 3D printing, small electronics projects, CNC machining, coding, and other formative technologies in collaboration with the Department of Art and Design. How to Apply A confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following: • a CV • a cover letter outlining your suitability for this position including an explanation of your interest in Christian higher education • a 3 to 4 paragraph statement of how you would integrate the Biblical worldview into all instructional content, and a brief account (750 words or less) of your spiritual pilgrimage including the time and circumstances surrounding your becoming a believer in Christ and your current relationship with Christ. Go to: to review Belhaven University’s Commitment Statement including our employee expectations. Compensation and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Confidential questions and nominations may be submitted to: Monica French, Project Manager for Academic Affairs Belhaven University 1500 Peachtree Street, Campus Jackson, MS 39202 Phone: 601 968-8980

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Monica French, Project Manager for Academic Affairs
Belhaven University
1500 Peachtree Street, Campus
Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: 601 968-8980
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