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Assistant/Associate Professor in Computer Science

ACT (American College of Thessaloniki) is seeking applications for a faculty position in Computer Science at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor who may also serve as the Coordinator of the Science & Technology Division. In addition to teaching, the faculty will provide high standard academic-related administrative support to the programs under the guidance of the Chair of Science & Technology Division. In return, the Coordinator will enjoy a reduced teaching load.

The position is a full-time assignment for one year and may be renewable upon agreement of all parties.

The Division of Technology and Science is seeking a full-time faculty with expertise in the broad area of Computer Systems. There is particular interest in the area of computer/cyber security including but not limited to (in alphabetical order): adversarial machine learning; blockchain and cryptocurrency security; cryptography; data-driven security; human-centered security; network and wireless security; PL-oriented and software security; privacy/censorship/fairness and side-channel analysis, attacks, and defenses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate skill and knowledge in teaching discipline.
  • Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative technologies, methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.
  • Develop and use a syllabus for each course (or laboratory) within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submit one copy to the department chair.
  • Use a variety of teaching methods and materials, appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles that assist them in meeting course objectives.
  • Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives, and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner.
  • Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines.
  • Learn and apply technologies that support student learning. 
  • Keep pace with developments in the discipline. 
  • Participate in discipline committee or program meetings and activities. 
  • Review, evaluate, and revise program curricula and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, and requirements of business/industry, and higher education. 

Qualifications

Educational Background

  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science or closely related field is required.
  • Candidates must have completed a Doctoral degree in Computer Science or closely related discipline.
  • Only candidates with exceptional research record will be considered for the rank of Associate Professor.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities      

  • Proficiency in the development of Computer Science curriculum and course development
  • Experience with current best practices in Computer Science lecture and lab instruction
  • Leadership experience in an educational environment with sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities
  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment
  • Willingness and ability to teach day or evening classes
  • Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software  
  • Ability to inspire and motivate students in a student-centered environment
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with and effectively manage a diverse professional, community and student population

Teaching/Professional Experience

  • A minimum of one or more years of college level teaching experience or other relevant work experience is required. College level teaching experience at a US–accredited higher education institution is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve in an administrative capacity.

Application

A complete application package must include the following:

Required

  1. Letter of interest outlining qualifications for the position and personal teaching Philosophy.
  2. Complete Curriculum Vitae
  3. College/University Transcripts listing coursework and grades for undergraduate and graduate degrees earned (for short-listed candidates).

NOTE: Degree holders from foreign colleges/universities outside Greece must be recognized by DOATAP and the successful candidate must be registered in the College Faculty Registry at the Greek Ministry of Education (Μητρώο Διδασκόντων Κολλεγίων) by the time of the appointment. Copies of all relevant transcripts must be initially submitted with the application for consideration. Official transcripts are required at the time of employment.

  1. List of at least 3 professional references, including name, address, title, telephone number, and e-mail.

Optional:  Professional work portfolio

All material must be submitted in pdf format and in a compressed folder indicating in the file name, the last and first name of the applicant as well as the indication CompSci.

While applications will be accepted until the position is filled, interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application package, in English, to Αυτή η διεύθυνση Email προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε. with email subject “CompSci Professor” by Friday, March 27th 2020.

Disclaimer: ACT has no political, governmental or religious affiliations. ACT values a diverse college community. ACT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, age, or disability in the recruitment and admissions of its students, in the administration of its educational policies and programs, or its recruitment and employment of its faculty and staff.

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