POSITION: Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department

DIVISION: Academic Affairs
SCHOOL: School of STEM
DEPARTMENT: Mathematics and Computer Science
SALARY: Commensurate with Experience

The School of STEM at Benedict College seeks to hire a Chair that is responsible for the leadership and administration of the department's teaching, research and scholarship, and service mission. The chair is expected to coordinate the work of the instructional staff to include developing course outlines, ordering textbooks, providing oversight for class coverage, monitoring faculty instruction and advisement, and providing representation at meetings and events. The chair is also responsible for approving leave requests, conducting faculty evaluations, resolving student issues, recommending personnel, arranging for departmental supplies and facilities, recommending course offerings, implementation of a student recruitment and retention plan, and developing and managing budgets. Additionally, the chair will assess program outcomes and make adjustments accordingly. These and other functions as assigned are to be documented for routine reporting and assessment purposes. The chair will lead the faculty to increase the department's scholarship and service work. Additional duties may also be assigned. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Qualifications required are a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Mathematics or Computer Science. An earned doctorate in Mathematics or Computer Science is required. Candidates must be able to teach, conduct research involving undergraduates, and provide service to the College and the community. The candidates should provide evidence of good oral and written skills and effective collaboration with faculty, students, and staff members. Preference will be given to candidates who have two years of academic administrative experience or demonstrated experience comparable to the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a department chair.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applicants should submit the following: (1) Cover Letter, (2) completed Benedict College employment application which can be downloaded from the Benedict College website (3) current curriculum vitae, (4) Three letters of recommendation, and (5) Official transcripts of earned degrees.  The candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.  Application packets should be sent to:

Office of Human Resources
ATTENTION: Academic Affairs
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

NOTE: A criminal background check will be required on the final candidate. Official transcripts are required prior to interview.


Adjunct Faculty Positions for 2014-15 Academic Year

The Division of Academic Affairs is currently accepting applications for adjunct faculty in all academic departments for the 2014-15 academic year:

School of Business and Economics

Department of Business Administration, Management and Marketing
Department of Economics, Finance & Accounting

School of Education, Health and Human Services

Department of Education, Child & Family Studies
Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Department of Social Work

School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Department of  English, Foreign Languages, and Mass Communication
Department of  Fine Arts
Department of  Social Sciences and Criminal Justice

School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Health Science
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Department of Physics and Engineering

All applications should be submitted to:
Academic Affairs Search Committee
Office of Academic Affairs
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
academicaffairs@benedict.edu


Faculty Positions for 2015-16 Academic Year

The Division of Academic Affairs welcomes applications from qualified applicants for the following faculty positions for the 2015-16 academic year:

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (SCHOOL OF STEM)

POSITION 1: Assistant/Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

DEPARTMENT:  Department of Physics & Engineering
JOB SALARY:    Commensurate with Credentials and Experience
RANK:  Assistant/Associate Professor
TENURE STATUS:  Tenure Track

DESCRIPTION:  We invite applications for tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor Position in the area of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Physics & Engineering at Benedict College.  We are seeking individuals with demonstrated research experience and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates.  Candidates are expected to teach a wide range of introductory to upper level courses such as control systems, systems and signals, digital signal processing and electrical engineering and power systems. Background in digital logic, VLSI and ability to attract external funding is desired.

POSITION 2: Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering

DEPARTMENT:  Department of Physics & Engineering
JOB SALARY:    Commensurate with Credentials and Experience
RANK:  Assistant/Associate Professor
TENURE STATUS:  Tenure Track

DESCRIPTION:  We invite applications for tenure -track Assistant / Associate Professor Position in the area of Computer Engineering in the Department of Physics & Engineering at Benedict College.  We are seeking individuals with demonstrated research experience and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates.  Candidates are expected to teach a wide range of introductory to upper level courses including digital logic, computer organization and architecture, embedded systems, software engineering, and operating systems and supervise student design projects.

POSITION 3: Assistant /Associate Professor of Chemistry

DEPARTMENT:  Department of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Health Science
JOB SALARY:    Commensurate with Credentials and Experience
RANK:  Assistant / Associate Professor
TENURE STATUS:  Tenure Track

DESCRIPTION: Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Health Science Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chemistry. An earned doctorate in Physical or Nuclear Chemistry is required. We are seeking an individual with demonstrated research experience in physical, Nano or nuclear chemistry and a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Instruction may include but is not limited to the following areas: Radiochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and General or Physical Chemistry, student advising, and participation in professional activities. The successful candidate will be expected to join the faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning and in the assessment of student learning outcomes.

POSITION 4: Assistant / Associate Professor of Mathematics

DEPARTMENT:  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
JOB SALARY:    Commensurate with Credentials and Experience
RANK:  Assistant / Associate Professor
TENURE STATUS:  Tenure Track

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is seeking candidates for a full-time faculty position at the instructor or assistant professor level.  The faculty member will be required to teach introductory mathematics courses, some higher level courses may also be available. Experience teaching large sections would be beneficial.  Successful candidates must be willing to actively participate in academic advising and college committee work. Candidates must possess good communication skills and be willing to work cooperatively with other entities of the campus in a learning-centered environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's degree in Mathematics Education, with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Mathematics from a regionally accredited institution.  College level teaching experience is preferred. Desirable attributes include a familiarity with current issues and practices in Mathematics education and the capacity to utilize current technology to enhance instruction. Strong commitment to quality teaching, student success, and academic excellence is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A doctorate in Mathematics Education is preferred.

POSITION 5: Assistant / Associate Professor of Computer Science

DEPARTMENT:  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
JOB SALARY:    Commensurate with Credentials and Experience
RANK:  Assistant / Associate Professor
TENURE STATUS:  Tenure Track

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position at the instructor or assistant professor level beginning August 2015. Applicants must demonstrate teaching and scholarly excellence in their specialties and an interest in curriculum innovation. Expertise in instructional technology is desirable for all faculty positions. Faculty responsibilities include teaching, advising students, service to the department and college, assisting with student recruitment and retention, and active engagement in scholarship and professional development. 

The successful applicant's teaching responsibilities will include introductory and upper level courses in computer science. These courses may include, but are not limited to, computer literacy, application software, webpage development, and computer programming and theory. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's degree in Computer Science, with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Computer Science from a regionally accredited institution College level teaching experience is preferred. Strong commitment to quality teaching, student success, and academic excellence is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A doctorate in Computer Science is preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applicants should submit the following: (1) Cover Letter, (2) completed Benedict College employment application which can be downloaded from the Benedict College website (3) current curriculum vitae, (4) Three letters of recommendation, and (5) Official transcripts of earned degrees.  The candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.  Application packets should be sent to:

Office of Human Resources
ATTENTION: Academic Affairs
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Website:  www.benedict.edu

A criminal background check will be required on the final candidate.

Official transcripts are required prior to interview.

Deadline: Until Position is filled.


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