The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), within the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice at the campus in Corvallis, OR. Major duties include developing and creating relationships with software-related companies, drawing upon industry partnerships while teaching software engineering to graduate students, and mentoring Master's students as they advance their software engineering careers through the Computer Science Software Innovation Track.
In particular, this faculty member develops and implements industry-relevant education initiatives in software engineering. The audience of these initiatives includes undergraduate students, graduate students, recently-graduated practicing professionals, and experienced software engineering practitioners. Education initiatives should support a lifetime of professional growth and accomplishment, in part by bringing together students and practitioners in ways that promote mutually beneficial engagement and learning. Outreach to, and involvement of, the state and regional technology industry is therefore of utmost concern in the conduct of this job.
This Assistant Professor of the Practice will build upon EECS's long-standing success in building partnerships with industry, which provided approximately $3 million in funding to the school per year in 2017 and 2018. Over 30 companies typically participate in events regularly held by EECS with industry, such as Networking Night and the Career Showcase, both of which enable students to connect with potential employers. In addition, nearly 60 companies serve on the school's Industrial Advisory Board, which provides EECS with valuable guidance on the education of Oregon's future software engineers.
The available position is fixed-term, non-tenure track, 12 month full-time (1.0 FTE), with the possibility of renewal at the discretion of the School Head. The closing date for this posting may be adjusted without prior notification to applicants.
Requires Master’s or terminal degree and experience in the academic discipline/unit.
Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, or software-related disciplines.
Demonstrable ability to build impactful new relationships with industry, sufficient to conduct the crucial outreach and partnership aspects of the position.
Proficiency with a breadth of programming tools, frameworks and languages, including those currently in high demand among employers in the software industry.
Excellent writing, presenting, interpersonal and public-relation skills.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Experience teaching, mentoring and facilitating learners, though it doesn't have to be in a classroom.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.
Some evenings and weekends required. Sporadic travel within the Pacific Northwest is required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with education and experience
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