Professor of the Practice/Lecturer and Graduate Program Director for Masters in Professional Studies in Software Engineering
The Department of Information Systems (IS) of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a 12-month, Full Time, Non-tenure track Professor of the Practice or Lecturer position.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Information Systems, this position serves as the Graduate Program Director of UMBC's program leading to a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree in Software Engineering. This program is offered to professional students through a partnership between the Information Systems department (IS), the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering department (CSEE) and UMBC’s Division of Professional Studies (DPS).
The candidate is expected to teach two courses per semester in the program. In addition, by closely working with the Department committees and faculty, the candidate will be expected to: participate in the curriculum design and instruction; recruit and supervise qualified part-time faculty; collaborate with DPS on administrative tasks such as program marketing, student recruitment and retention activities; pursue business development opportunities with industry; manage UMBC's Software Engineering Advisory Board; and carry out the administrative duties associated with academic program oversight. The candidate is expected to attend all departmental meetings at UMBC. The candidate will be expected to work primarily on campus at UMBC.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a doctoral degree in any of the following: information systems, computer science, software engineering or other related areas. Applicants are expected to have at least five years of relevant experience, to include both professional experiences and/or teaching experience in any setting. Experience with industry-oriented graduate programs is preferred.
COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. UMBC’s benefits package would also be offered.
APPLICATION: Please submit a cover letter, a professional resume, a brief statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and names of at least three professional or academic references (letters will be required later for short-listed candidates) via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/87085. Document review and selection of candidates will start immediately. Full consideration will be given to applications received by June 15, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. The expected start date is August 2021. Emailed applications will not be accepted. Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE IS AND CSEE DEPARTMENTS: The IS department is in the College of Engineering and Information Technology at UMBC. The IS department is proud to support a diverse student and faculty body in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity. The IS faculty has a culture of inclusive excellence, demonstrated by academic research projects, such as community engaged scholarship, research on improving accessibility of technology to disabled people, as well as efforts to address diversity issues in STEM such as participation in CWIT’s programs and initiation of a regional chapter of Women in Data Science and Machine Learning. More than half of the leadership positions in the department, including the chair, are currently held by women faculty.
The IS department houses 8 undergraduate and graduate programs with 1247 undergraduate students and 426 graduate students. We offer 2 undergraduate majors in Information Systems and Business Technology Administration, and 2 MS and PhD programs, in Information Systems and Human Centered Computing. We offer an innovative MS-Online program in Information Systems and a Masters of Professional Studies in Health Information Technology (HIT). Our research expenditure is $2.2M. With 34 faculty members (24 tenure track and 10 teaching) our research portfolio spans five areas of research HCC, AI, DS, HIT and Software Engineering.
In particular, the IS department houses the Empirical and Applied Software Engineering Laboratory (EASEL), where faculty, students, and visiting researchers collaborate on research in software engineering, including software testing, maintenance and regulatory compliance of software systems. EASEL members manage a portfolio of funded research projects (from programs such as NSF SaTC), and publish their work regularly in top venues.
The CSEE department is in the College of Engineering and Information Technology at UMBC. The CSEE department is one of the largest on campus and deeply values its mission of inclusive excellence in research and education. We have research-oriented programs in Computer Science (CS), Computer Engineering (CE), and Electrical Engineering (EE), Data Science, and Cybersecurity. The CSEE faculty (39 tenure-track, 17 teaching, and 17 research) enjoy collaboration, working across our specializations as well as with colleagues from other STEM, humanities, and the arts departments and external partners. Our research expenditures exceeded $7M in FY 20, and awards exceeded $10M. The CSEE department has more than 2,100 undergraduate CS and CE majors and more than 775 graduate students, including many in the Professional programs in Data Science and Cybersecurity.
ABOUT UMBC: UMBC is a public research university that is leading the world in inclusive excellence in research and teaching. We are redefining how to teach, and we are one of the most innovative universities in the nation (US News). UMBC’s strategic location in the Baltimore-Washington corridor puts us close to many high-tech companies as well. The 2018 Chronicle of Higher Education also named UMBC as one of the best colleges to work for, for the ninth year in a row. The department, college and UMBC are deeply committed to the success of all of our faculty. Faculty are supported by resources like the Faculty Development Center for pedagogical support and structured mentorship. The campus is close to both energetic urban centers and family-friendly suburbs. Nearby cities such as Columbia and Ellicott City have been routinely ranked as top 10 best places to live in the US.
We especially welcome applications from candidates who are eager to contribute to the diversity mission of the university and the department. UMBC is a national model for diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM. Examples of these are our Meyerhoff Scholar programs (http://meyerhoff.umbc.edu/), the Center for Women in Technology (http://cwit.umbc.edu), and PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP and LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate programs (https://promiseagep.com/). Inclusive excellence is a hallmark of UMBC and a foundational value of our community. UMBC is the nation’s #1 producer of African American undergraduates who go on to complete an M.D./Ph.D. and #2 nationally for African American undergraduates who complete a STEM Ph.D.
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is a past recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE award to promote hiring and advancement of women in science and engineering. We welcome applications from minoritized populations.
Screening of Applications Begins:
Review of application materials will begin June 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
UMBC, an honors university serving more than 11,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.
Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.