Job: Faculty Member - Computer Information Systems - College of Undergraduate Studies

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Jobing Description

Spiritual Requirements

  1. Committed follower of Jesus Christ, who believes there is no salvation apart from faith in his atonement on the cross, by grace alone becoming 'born again' thus beginning a personal relationship with Christ, the Son of God.
  2. Able to effectively communicate personal faith and apply biblical principles and convictions in the workplace. Must have a strong sense of calling to the ministry of Colorado Christian University.
  3. Regularly attend and be engaged in meaningful involvement in a Bible-believing evangelical local church. Knowledgeable about the Word of God and passionate about Christian education.
  4. Must be a traditional evangelical Christian whose lifestyle is in consonance with sound Christian principles, is compatible with CCU's Statement of Faith, and is in agreement with the Strategic Objectives promulgated by the University.


Job SummaryThis position begins in July of 2014. The faculty member teaching Computer Information Systems (CIS) in the College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS) in the School of Business and Leadership has primary responsibilities for teaching full time and administering the CIS academic program. This position requires a person that can develop and deliver innovative CIS curriculum using dynamic, responsive and technology-based methods that are matched to the needs of today's learners.


Duties and Responsibilities
  1. The CIS faculty member teaching a range of lecture and laboratory-based CIS courses in programming logic, requirements analysis and testing, object-oriented programming, web application development. Courses taught by the CIS faculty member may include:
  • CIS 130 - Programming Foundations I (3)
  • CIS 137 - Web Design Fundamentals (3)
  • CIS 230 - Programming Foundations II (3)
  • CIS 236 - Data Communications and Network Management (3)
  • CIS 326 - Database Administration and Implementation (3)
  • CIS 330 - Advanced Programming (3)
  • CIS 447 - Advanced Database Administration and Implementation (3)
  • CIS 448 - Project Management (3)
  • CIS 495 - Programming and Design Capstone (3)
    The CIS faculty member will typically teach eight undergraduate courses each academic year within the CUS School of Business and Leadership and serve as the CIS Academic Program Director. The CIS faculty member will provide instruction using Microsoft development tools and technologies.The CIS Faculty Member will advise and mentor students majoring in CIS providing both academic and career advising.In collaboration with the Dean of the School of Business and Leadership, the CIS Faculty Member will develop and modify curriculum for a diverse student population. In collaboration with the Dean of the School of Business and Leadership, the CIS Faculty Member will recruit all affiliate faculty members who teach various courses in the CIS program.The CIS Faculty Member will provide regular assessment of student learning.The CIS Faculty Member will work collaboratively with businesses, advisory committees and other educational partners.The CIS Faculty Member will serve on various university committees at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Business and Leadership.
Minimal Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications
  1. The CIS Faculty Member will possess at a minimum a Master's degree (M.A./M.S./MBA) in a related field from an accredited college/university.
  2. The CIS Faculty member will have evidence of successful teaching experience at the secondary or collegiate level.
  3. The CIS Faculty Member will have a minimum of four years recent work experience in computer programming in an object oriented programming environment with a combination of competencies that may include:
  • Experience in computer programming and web design in C, C , Java, Python, Ruby, HTML5, etc.
  • Experience in data communications and network management
  • Experience in database administration and implementation (SQL and SQL Server)
  • Experience in developing programs for mobile applications
  • Experience in IT project management
  • Retrieving and updating data to a relational database using Structured Query Language
  • Experience in developing rich internet applications;
  • Experience in development and evaluation of complex algorithms.
  • Ability to adapt to changing standards, practices and technologies.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications
  1. The CIS Faculty Member will possess doctoral degree in computer science or closely related field.
  2. The CIS Faculty Member will have significant proven experience in:
  • Teaching post-secondary computer information systems courses.
  • Employing innovative approaches to curriculum development and evaluation that responds to industry trends and needs.
  • Using a variety of instructional technologies to support teaching and learning in an ever changing, dynamic and technology driven environment.
  • Working with the Blackboard Learning Management Systems (LMS), such as offering hybrid, online and/or web assisted courses.
  • Providing academic and professional/career advising of students.
  • Utilizing Microsoft Visual Studio, .Net Framework, and SQL Server technologies.
  • Application design, development and testing.
  • Relational database application development and administration.
  • Establishing community/business connections.
  • Working with people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and needs.
    The CIS Faculty Member will have excellent communication skills using different media and modifying communication techniques based on content, feedback and group composition.

Nature of Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk; stand; sit; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; speak with clarity, have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.



Important Notes

Application Process
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Colorado Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status. CCU does reserve the right to exercise preference on the basis of religion in all of its employment practices. All employees who work at CCU must demonstrate a spiritual testimony consistent with our evangelical mission and follow our lifestyle expectations.


Benefits
Colorado Christian University offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees. The benefit programs include: group health-dental-life insurance, 403b plan, paid vacation, paid sick leave, tuition waiver program, paid holidays, short-term disability, long-term disability, and a leave of absence program.